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SUBMARINE OPTICAL FIBER CABLES - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT   

Research Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables in Thousand Kilometers. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, and South East Asia. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 111 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Alcatel-Lucent
Angola Cables
Bezeq International Ltd.
Bharti Airtel Limited
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc

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Code: MCP-7858
Price: $4950
Companies: 111
Pages: 403
Date: March 2015
Market Data Tables: 52
  Status: * New Report



TABLE OF CONTENTS


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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3  
   Prelude .....II-11$100
   Growth Drivers in a Nutshell.....II-2
Fiber Optics - The Preferred Transmission Medium for Undersea Applications.....II-2
1$100
   Internet’s Rising Contribution to Economy: Need for Submarine Cables.....II-3
Rising Bandwidth Demand Putting the Global Submarine Cables Market in Overdrive.....II-3
1$100
   Table 1: Global Used Bandwidth (in Gbps) for years 2009 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-41$350
   Table 2: Number of Internet Users Worldwide (in Million) and Penetration Percentage for Years 2001, 2011 & 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-51$350
   Table 3: Global Internet Usage (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Internet Users for Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-6

Table 4: Worldwide Internet Penetration Rates (%) by Region: January 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-6
1$350
   Table 5: Top Ten Internet Countries: Ranked by Number of Internet Users (in Millions): January 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-7

Table 6: Worldwide Active Broadband (Fixed & Mobile) Per 100 People (2013): Breakdown by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-7
1$350
   Internet Traffic on the Rise.....II-8 1$100
   Table 7: Global IP Traffic by Geographic Region (2013 & 2018) (in exabytes per month) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-91$350
   Table 8: Global IP Traffic by Type of Device (2013 & 2018): Percentage Share Breakdown of Monthly IP Traffic for M2M, Personal Computers, Smartphones, Tablets, Televisions, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-10
Rise in IP-enabled Devices Necessitates Bandwidth Capacity Expansion.....II-10
1$350
   Table 9: Global Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (in Million) in Developed and Developing Countries (2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-111$350
   Table 10: Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per 100 Inhabitants (2007-2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12

Table 11: Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions per 100 Inhabitants by Region (2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12
1$350
   Decentralization of International Bandwidth Demand & Cable Systems.....II-13
Table 12: Global Used International Bandwidth by Geographic Region (2009-2013): Ranked by % CAGR for Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-13
Growth in Internet Video to Trigger Use of Submarine Cable Systems.....II-13
1$350
   Table 13: Consumer Internet Video Traffic by Geographic Region (2014 & 2018) (in exabytes per month) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-141$350
   Mobile Videos Streaming Gathers Steam.....II-15 1$100
   Table 14: Smartphone Penetration Worldwide (as a Percentage of Total Population) for Major Countries: 2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-161$350
   Table 15: Smartphone Penetration Rate (%) for Select Countries Worldwide as a Percentage of Mobile Phone Users: 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-171$350
   Table 16: Global Smartphones Market by Geographic Region - Annual Shipments in Thousand Units for Years 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-18
Impact of Economic Uncertainties on Submarine Cables Market.....II-18
1$350
   Demand for International Submarine Cable Capacity on the Rise.....II-19 1$100
   Table 17: Global Activated Capacity on Major Long-Haul Routes (2007-2013) (in Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-20
Saturation in Mature Markets Pushes Carriers to Seek New Opportunities.....II-20
1$350
   Emerging Markets Offer World of Possibilities.....II-21
Submarine Cable Companies Focus on Unserved Routes.....II-21
Lack of New Submarine Cable System Installations: A Cause of Concern?.....II-21
1$100
   Existing Intercontinental Submarine Cable Systems.....II-22 2$200
   Table 18: Existing Systems and Capacity Vs Proposed Systems & Capacity.....II-24
Upgrades Find Favor over New Subsea Network Installations.....II-24
1$350
   Table 19: Potential Lit Capacity (%) on Major Submarine Cable Routes Worldwide (2010-2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)).....II-251$350
   Table 20: Worldwide Submarine Cable Network Market (2009-2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of 10G, 40G and 100G by Upgrade Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-26
Major 100G System Upgrade Projects by Company (2013 & 2014).....II-26
1$350
   Cable Deployment Projects for New Routes on the Rise.....II-27
Table 21: Worldwide New Submarine Cable Construction Projects (2012-2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction Costs for Africa, Asia, Europe-Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, Oceania, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-27
1$350
   Proposed Submarine Cable Projects Worldwide: An Overview.....II-282$200
   Financing Structure of Submarine Cable Systems.....II-30
Table 22: Funding for New Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Systems (1987-2014 & 2010-2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investment by Financier(s) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-30
1$350
   Investments in New Projects: Slow Yet Steady Inflows.....II-31 1$350
   Table 23: Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cable Market (2008-2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments in New Projects by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-32

Table 24: Global Submarine Optical Fiber Cable Market: Breakdown of Annual Investments in New Projects (in US$ Million) by Ready-For-Service (RFS) Date (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-32
1$350
   Table 25: Proposed New Submarine Optical Fiber Projects for the Year 2015 and Beyond - Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-33

Table 26: Proposed New Submarine Fiber Optic Projects for the Year 2015 and Beyond - Percentage Share Breakdown of New Projects by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-33
Unconventional Applications Provide Growth Opportunities.....II-33
1$350
   Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster Connectivity.....II-34
Low Latency of Cable Systems: Sought After among Electronic Trading Companies.....II-34
Technology Advances Promise Faster Undersea Transmissions.....II-34
1$100
   Service Providers Focus on Improving Flexibility of Submarine Cable Networks.....II-351$100
   Subsea Cables Encounter Challenges due to Big Data.....II-36
Submarine Cables: At Risk from Snooping, Natural Disasters & Financial Crisis.....II-36
1$100
   Congestion, Political Feuds Push Subsea Cable Companies to Seek Alternate
  Routes.....II-37
1$100
   Upgrade Suppliers Gaining Prominence.....II-38 1$100
   Table 27: Leading Suppliers of New Systems in the Submarine Cable Systems Market (2004-2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of New Systems Supplied for Primary Contracts for Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, Huawei Marine, NEC, NSW, TE SubCom and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-39
SLTE Market Slowdown Affects Vendor Margins.....II-39
1$350
   Table 28: Leading Vendors in the Global Submarine System Construction Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Alcatel Lucent, TE SubCom, NEC Group and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-40

Table 29: Leading Vendors in the Global Submarine Cables Market (2008-2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Supply Contracts for Alcatel-Lucent, TE SubCom, NEC, Huawei Marine Networks, Fujitsu, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-40
1$350
   Submarine Optical Fiber Cables.....II-41
History and Development.....II-41
1$100
   Optical Telephone Cables.....II-42
Basic Structure of Submarine Communication Cable.....II-42
1$100
   Other Components of Submarine Cable Network.....II-43
Cable Landing Points.....II-43
Cable Landing Stations.....II-43
1$100
   Cable Termination Stations.....II-44
IT Systems.....II-44
Submarine Branching Units.....II-44
Ownership Structure in Submarine Cable Industry.....II-44
1$100
   Submarine Cables: An Edge over Satellite Communications.....II-45
SEA-ME-WE 3: The Longest Submarine Cable Network.....II-45
1$100
   Regulations for Cable Deployment and Protection.....II-46
2011 Omnibus Resolution on Oceans and the Law of the Sea: Glance at Key
  Specifications.....II-46
1$100
   A Peek into Provisions of UNCLOS for Undersea Cables.....II-47
Convention for the Protection of Submarine Telegraph Cables.....II-47
Australia: Legal Framework for Submarine Cables.....II-47
1$100
   Tata Communications Purchases Significant Capacity in Seabras-1 Submarine
  Cable.....II-48
Telekom Malaysia Bags Contract to Develop and Construct new 3,500km Submarine Cable
  System.....II-48
Trans Pacific Express Selects Ciena for Submarine Cable Upgrade.....II-48
Brazil Mulling Plans to Deploy Underwater Fiber Optic Cables in Amazon Basin.....II-48
Telstra Introduces 100 Gbps Connectivity on APAC Submarine Cables.....II-48
Alcatel-Lucent and ACE Consortium Completes Field Trial on ACE System.....II-48
Telstra Upgrades Select Undersea Cables with 100Gbps Speeds.....II-48
1$100
   Hibernia Networks to Connect Express cable to Cork, Ireland.....II-49
Alcatel-Lucent to Construct Tasman Global Access Undersea Cable System.....II-49
Alcatel-Lucent and Cinia Group to Deploy New 100G Undersea Cable System Linking
  Finland to Germany.....II-49
Xtera Awards Research Contract to Fraunhofer HHI.....II-49
CWC to Acquire Columbus International.....II-49
Alcatel-Lucent Commences Construction of Sea-Me-We 5 Undersea Cable System.....II-49
Alcatel-Lucent and Seaborn Networks Commences Construction of US-Brazil Seabras-1
  Submarine Fiber Optic Cabl System.....II-49
1$100
   Seaborn Networks Enters into Agreement with Microsoft.....II-50
Alcatel-Lucent and SAT-3/WASC/SAFE Consortium Upgrade the SAT-3/WASC Undersea Cable
  System.....II-50
Chunghwa Telecom Enters into an Agreement for Construction of New Cross Pacific
  Submarine Cable.....II-50
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks Enters into Agreement with Sercel to Acquire
  Optoplan.....II-50
Alcatel-Lucent to Launch Submarine Networks Business.....II-50
Alcatel-Lucent Enters into Contract with SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium for New Undersea Cable
  System.....II-50
Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade EASSy Submarine Cable System.....II-50
1$100
   Angola Cables Enters into Contract with NEC.....II-51
Europe India Gateway Upgrades International Submarine Cable System with Ciena.....II-51
Huawei Marine Networks Commences Manufacturing of Far East Submarine System.....II-51
Angola Cables, Algar Telecom, Antel and Google to Build New Undersea Fiber-Optic
  Cable.....II-51
AAG Consortium Selects Ciena to Upgrade Trans-Pacific Cable Network.....II-51
Tyco Electronics Clinches Contract from Navy.....II-51
Ciena, Southern Cross and Vodafone New Zealand Collaborate.....II-51
1$100
   EQT Infrastructure II Acquires IslaLink Submarine Cables.....II-52
Digicel Acquires Submarine Fibre Network across the Caribbean Region.....II-52
Alcatel-Lucent Commences Construction of Subsea Cable for Seaborn.....II-52
Seaborn Networks Increases Submarine Fiber Optic Capacity.....II-52
Digicel to Build New Undersea Cable Connecting All Pacific Islands.....II-52
Telkom Invests in the Upgrade on SAT-3/WASC/ SAFE Submarine Cable System.....II-52
Globe Telecom Join Forces with International Telecom Companies.....II-52
PLDT Selects PCCW Global to Build new Fibre-Optic Network.....II-52
1$100
   Google Collaborates with Leading Telecom Companies to Deploy Fastest Trans-Pacific
  Submarine Cable.....II-53
Six-Company Global Consortium to Construct new Trans-Pacific Cable System.....II-53
TE SubCom Commences new Hibernia Express Submarine Cable System.....II-53
Orange to Build New High-Speed Submarine Cable.....II-53
IslaLink Deploys Infinera DTN-X Packet Optical Transport Networking Platform for
  Submarine Network.....II-53
Global Cloud Xchange to Lay New Submarine Fiber Optic Cables.....II-53
Xtera Communications Bags Contract from DISA.....II-53
1$100
   NTT to Lay First Submarine Optical Fiber Cable in Cambodia.....II-54
New Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands in Conakry, Guinea.....II-54
Huawei, Huawei Marine and Tata Communications Conclude First 400G Field Trial on
  Long-Haul Subsea Network of Over 6000km.....II-54
Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Apollo Undersea Cable System.....II-54
Dialog Axiata to Invest in New BBG Submarine Cable System.....II-54
Huawei Marine Networks Enters into Partnership with Telkom Indonesia.....II-54
Level 3 Communications to Build Pacific Ocean Submarine Cable Network.....II-54
i2i Upgrades Submarine Network Using Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical and Network
  Management Solutions.....II-54
1$100
   MENA Cables Enters into IRU Agreement with Telecom Egypt.....II-55
Telstra Upgrades Multiple Submarine Cables.....II-55
Palau Telecoms Inks LOI with Xtera Communications.....II-55
Ciena® and Pacnet Upgrade Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable.....II-55
Ocean Networks Signs LOI with Xtera Communications.....II-55
Australia Japan Cable Deploys Infinera DTN-X Packet Optical Transport Networking
  Platform for Submarine Routes.....II-55
Xtera Demonstrates Unrepeatered Transmission Performance.....II-55
Reliance Globalcom Selects Ciena’s GeoMesh Solution to Upgrade FA-1 North Submarine
  Cable System.....II-55
1$100
   Telefónica Global Solutions Selects Ciena’s GeoMesh Solution to Expand SAm-1 Submarine
  and Terrestrial Network.....II-56
Pacnet Deploys Optical Mesh Network on its EAC Pacific Fiber Optic Cable
  System.....II-56
PCCW Global Lands West Africa Cable System.....II-56
Dolphin Telecoms to Land New Submarine Cable in Nigeria.....II-56
Farice Deploys Ciena’s 100G Coherent Optical Transport Technology to Upgrade the
  FARICE-1 Submarine Cable Network.....II-56
Huawei Marine Networks Commences Commercial Operation of Branching Unit Manufacturing
  Plant and Second Generation Undersea Repeater.....II-56
Bahamas Telecommunications Chooses Huawei Marine Optix BWS 1600S to Upgrade
  BDSNi.....II-56
1$100
   NTT Installs Upgraded 100Gbps Digital Coherent Technology on Trans-Pacific
  Route.....II-57
Angola Cables Inks Agreement with Epsilon Telecommunications.....II-57
Ezecom and Telekom Malaysia Ink MoU.....II-57
SEACOM to Construct SAMS Cable.....II-57
Alcatel-Lucent and WACS Ink Submarine Agreement.....II-57
Omantel Signs Agreement to Construct BBG Submarine Cable System.....II-57
Orange Tunisia and Tunisiana Ink Agreement with Interoute to Commission Didon Submarine
  Cable.....II-57
1$100
   CWC and Columbus Ink Strategic Alliance.....II-58
Expresso Telecom Group Introduces ACE Submarine Cable Station.....II-58
Reliance Jio Infocomm Teams Up with Vodafone to Build Subsea Cable Network.....II-58
ECFS Consortium Chooses Xtera to Upgrade Festoon Subsea Cable System.....II-58
Reliance JioInfocomm Inks Agreement with Bharti Airtel Ink Agreement for Using Undersea
  Cable.....II-58
Telefonica, MedNautilus, PIPE Networks, PACNET and KDDI Selects Infinera DTN-X Platform
  to Expand Subsea Networks.....II-58
OSI Awards Supply Contract to TE SubCom for the POSEIDON Submarine Cable
  Project.....II-58
1$100
   Telstra Inks MOU with SubPartners to Build APX West Submarine Cable.....II-59
Infinera Supplies DTN-X Platform to Pacnet.....II-59
Reliance Globalcom Selects Ciena’s GeoMesh Solution to Upgrade Trans-Atlantic FA-1
  South Submarine Network.....II-59
SEACOM Selects Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and OneControl Unified Management
  System to Upgrade Submarine Network.....II-59
Reliance Globalcom Upgrades Trans-Atlantic FA-1 South Sub-sea Network with
  GeoMesh.....II-59
MedNautilus Deploys Infinera DTN-X Platform across the Mediterranean.....II-59
Fujitsu and NEC Conclude Construction of Asia Submarine-cable Express System.....II-59
1$100
   Global Caribbean Fiber Selects Ciena for Upgrading Antilles Crossing Submarine
  Network.....II-60
TE SubCom Upgrades Trans-Pacific Express Submarine Cable System.....II-60
KDDI Chooses Infinera DTN-X with Instant Bandwidth™ for 100G Upgrade of Cable
  System.....II-60
Tata Communications to Introduce 100-Gbps Services on TGN-Atlantic Submarine
  Fiber-Optic Cable System.....II-60
Alcatel-Lucent and América Móvil to Develop América Móvil 1 Submarine Cable
  System.....II-60
Infinera Supplies Infinera DTN-X Platform to OVH.....II-60
NEC Secures Supply Contract from Chunghwa Telecom.....II-60
1$100
   Xtera Unveils 100G Technology for Subsea Cable Systems.....II-61
Tata Communications Upgrades TGN-Atlantic Sub-Sea Cable System.....II-61
China Unicom Unveils Undersea Fiber-Optic Cable to Link Taiwan and China.....II-61
Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Trans-Pacific Cable System.....II-61
TSE-1 consortium Launch TSE-1 Submarine Cable.....II-61
Pacnet to Deploy Integrated OTN Switching and 100 Gb/s Optical Mesh Network.....II-61
Huawei Marine Releases RPT 1660 and BU1650 for Commercial Availability.....II-61
Alcatel-Lucent to Divest Submarine-cable Unit.....II-61
Ciena and Farice to Jointly Upgrade DANICE Submarine Cable System.....II-61
1$100
   ACE Consortium Unveils ACE Submarine Cable.....II-62
Main One Cable Renews Marine Maintenance Contract with Alcatel-Lucent.....II-62
Alcatel-Lucent Bags Contract to Upgrade MAYA-1 Submarine Cable System.....II-62
Angola Cable Launches Angola-Brazil Undersea Cable System.....II-62
NTT Communications Announces ASE Link to Hong Kong.....II-62
France Telecom to Introduce Fiber Optic Submarine Cable System.....II-62
Reliance Globalcom to Upgrade FLAG Europe- Asia Undersea Network with Ciena's
  WaveLogic™ 100G Networking Solutions.....II-62
1$100
   Mitsubishi Electric Completes Upgrade of India-Middle East-Western Europe Cable
  Network System.....II-63
Cyprus Telecommunications Authority Installs DTN-X Platform of Infinera.....II-63
Telmax Obtains Approval for AMX-1 Submarine Cable from SEMARNAT.....II-63
Gulf Bridge International and Xtera Communications Introduce Repeatered Submarine
  Cable System.....II-63
Telefonica International Wholesale Services to Upgrade Undersea Cable System with
  Infinera DTN-X Platform.....II-63
Latin American Nautilus Upgrades its Submarine Network.....II-63
Oceanteam Shipping and WIND Form Joint Venture.....II-63
1$100
   Telebras and IslaLink Ink Memorandum of Understanding for Submarine Cable
  Network.....II-64
PIPE Networks to Upgrade Submarine Cable System with Infinera DTN-X Platform.....II-64
Tamares Telecom Deploys Xtera’s Platform in SLTE Configuration.....II-64
Chunghwa Telecom Completes Work on Kinmen-Xiamen Submarine Cable System.....II-64
Eurofiber Uses Infinera DTN Platform to Offer 100GbE Services.....II-64
Ciena® Corporation Collaborates with LION2 Consortium.....II-64
TIME dotCom Berhad Signs Construction and Maintenance Agreement.....II-64
Reliance Globalcom Introduces New Undersea Cable in Iraq.....II-64
1$100
   ACPL, IOCPL and Global Marine Renew Undersea Cable Maintenance Contracts.....II-65
GlobeNet Announces Extension of Subsea Network to Colombia.....II-65
Batelco and GBI Enter into Agreement.....II-65
South African Government and Major Telecommunications Operators Introduce WACS
  Submarine Cable System.....II-65
The Consortium Rolls Out West Africa Cable System.....II-65
Tonga Cable Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Laying Undersea Cable Links.....II-65
Digicel Announces FibraLink Extension to Haiti.....II-65
Angola Cables and Telebras Ink Agreement.....II-65
1$100
   Tata Communications Completes Construction of Tata Global Network-Eurasia Cable
  System.....II-66
Emerald Networks Selects TE SubCom.....II-66
Seaborn Networks to Establish Direct Link between New York and Sao Paulo.....II-66
Main One Increases Lit Capacity on Submarine Fibre Optic Cable System.....II-66
TE SubCom Announces Completion of TGN-Gulf and TGN-EA Undersea Cables.....II-66
Vodafone Acquires Cable and Wireless Worldwide.....II-66
SCCN and AARNet Enhance Capacity.....II-66
ASSC-1 Communications Group Unveils Perth to Singapore Submarine Cable System.....II-66
1$100
   GBI Connects Undersea Cable to Iraq.....II-67
Alcatel-Lucent and Bezeq International Launch Jonah Submarine Cable System Linking
  Israel and Italy.....II-67
CALIENT to Provide Photonic Switching to SCCN.....II-67
Huawei Marine Inks Construction Contract for Hibernia Atlantic's GFN Project Express
  Segment.....II-67
PCCW Global Collaborates with Ciena to Upgrade RNAL Cable System.....II-67
Sify Technologies Sets Up Subsea Cable Landing Station in Mumbai.....II-67
Global Marine Bags Cable Maintenance Contract for the NAZ.....II-67
Bezeq International Unveils Undersea Cable.....II-67
1$100
   Alcatel-Lucent (France).....II-68
Angola Cables (Angola).....II-68
Bezeq International Ltd. (Israel).....II-68
1$100
   Bharti Airtel Limited (India).....II-691$100
   Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (UK).....II-70
China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong).....II-70
1$100
   Ciena Corporation (US).....II-71
Emerald Networks, Inc. (US).....II-71
1$100
   Fujitsu Limited (Japan).....II-72
Global Cloud Xchange Limited (UK).....II-72
Globacom Limited (Nigeria).....II-72
1$100
   Gulf Bridge International, Inc. (US).....II-73
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (China).....II-73
Infinera Corporation (US).....II-73
1$100
   Interoute Communications Ltd. (UK).....II-74
Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-74
1$100
   Main One Cable Company Limited (Nigeria).....II-75
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan).....II-75
1$100
   NEC Corp. (Japan).....II-76
Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (Germany).....II-76
NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation (Japan).....II-76
1$100
   Orange Marine (France).....II-77
Pacnet Limited (Singapore, Hong Kong).....II-77
PCCW Global (Hong Kong).....II-77
1$100
   PIPE Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).....II-78
Seaborn Networks LLC (US).....II-78
StarHub Ltd. (Singapore).....II-78
1$100
   Tata Communications Limited (India).....II-79
TE SubCom (US).....II-79
1$100
   Telkom SA SOC Limited (South Africa).....II-80
Xtera Communications, Inc. (US).....II-80
1$100
   Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables by Geographic Region - Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-811$350
   Table 31: World Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables by Geographic Region - Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-821$350
   Table 32: World 14-Year Perspective for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Installations for Africa, Transatlantic, Europe & Mediterranean, Transpacific, South East Asia, and Others Markets for the Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-831$350
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Need for Connectivity Drives Focus onto Submarine Cables.....III-1
1$75
   Existing West African & East African Intercontinental Systems.....III-2 1$75
   Table 33: Comparing Submarine Cable Systems in Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3

Table 34: African International Internet Bandwidth (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Traffic Flow by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Imminent Explosion in International Connectivity through Submarine Cables.....III-3
1$200
   Proposed Sub-Saharan African Intercontinental Systems.....III-4
High-Capacity Submarine Cables to Wire-up Africa.....III-4
Emergence of VoIP Services.....III-4
African Countries Take Measures to Control High Cost of Bandwidth.....III-4
1$75
   New Submarine Cables to Boost Internet Connectivity in Africa.....III-5
Extending Connectivity to Land-locked Nations is Key for Future Growth.....III-5
Seacom, EASSy Experience Problems on Undersea Cable Systems.....III-5
1$75
   East Africa.....III-6
Submarine Cable Systems Spur Demand for Broadband Internet Services.....III-6
Surging Demand for Mobile Communications & Internet Services.....III-6
West Africa.....III-6
Launch of New Cable Systems to Bring Broadband Connectivity.....III-6
1$75
   Southern Africa.....III-7
Nigeria.....III-7
Submarine Cable Systems to Drive-down Bandwidth Prices.....III-7
1$75
   Delay in Approval for National Broadband Policy Affects Investments.....III-81$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-93$225
   Key Players.....III-122$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-14
Table 35: African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
1$200
   Table 36: African Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-151$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-16
Transatlantic: The Largest Submarine Cable Route.....III-16
1$75
   A Glance at Existing Transatlantic Cable Systems.....III-17
Planned Transatlantic Cable Systems.....III-17
1$75
   Table 37: Activated Transatlantic Capacity (2007-2013) (In Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
The United States.....III-18
US Government Tightens Control on Undersea Cable Services and Systems.....III-18
1$200
   The New Framework and its Objectives.....III-19
Latin America.....III-19
Overview.....III-19
1$75
   Table 38: International Bandwidth Demand in South America (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
New Wave of Projects Hit Latin America.....III-20
1$200
   Brazil: A Lucrative Connectivity Target for Submarine Cable Projects.....III-21
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-21
5$375
   Key Players.....III-264$300
   B. Market Analytics.....III-30
Table 39: Transatlantic Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
1$200
   Table 40: Transatlantic Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-311$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Outlook.....III-32
Europe.....III-32
1$75
   Table 41: European International Internet Bandwidth by Region (2009-2013): Ranked by % CAGR for Ukraine, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, UK, Spain and Italy (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
Finland Looks to Expand Bandwidth through New Submarine Cable Link.....III-33
1$200
   South Asia & Middle East Submarine Cable Route: A Review.....III-34
Existing South Asian Interregional Systems.....III-34
1$75
   Proposed South Asian Interregional Systems.....III-35
Submarine Cables in Asia: High Growth Opportunities.....III-35
India: Submarine Cables Market on Expansion Mode.....III-35
1$75
   Telecom Majors Team Up for Submarine Cable Projects.....III-361$75
   Monopoly Allegations in CLS Sector Hits Submarine Cables Market.....III-371$75
   Accidental & Intentional Threats Affect Communications.....III-38
The Middle East.....III-38
Limited Submarine Cable Systems Lead to High Broadband Prices.....III-38
1$75
   Table 42: A Synopsis of Proposed and Existing Submarine Cable Systems in Middle East and North Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-391$200
   Table 43: Middle Eastern International Internet Bandwidth (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Traffic Flow by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
Egypt: An Important Host of Submarine Cables.....III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-40
6$200
   Key Players.....III-464$300
   B. Market Analytics.....III-50
Table 44: Europe & Mediterranean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-50
1$200
   Table 45: Europe & Mediterranean Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-511$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-52
Outlook.....III-52
Transpacific Route: A Brief Review.....III-52
1$75
   Table 46: Activated Transpacific Capacity (2007-2013) (in Gbps) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
Existing Transpacific Cable Systems.....III-53
1$200
   Planned Transpacific Cable Systems.....III-54
Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami Disrupt Fiber-Optic Submarine Cables.....III-54
Australia & New Zealand.....III-54
1$75
   Existing Australia/New Zealand Intercontinental Systems.....III-55
Proposed Australia/New Zealand Intercontinental Systems.....III-55
High Cost of Internet Data Transmission over Submarine Cables.....III-55
1$75
   Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster Connectivity.....III-56
Pacific Fibre’s New Cable Plan Collapses.....III-56
New Cables: Still a Viable Proposition?.....III-56
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-573$225
   Key Players.....III-603$225
   B. Market Analytics.....III-63
Table 47: Transpacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-63
1$200
   Table 48: Transpacific Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-641$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-65
Outlook.....III-65
Pan-East Asia Route: A Review.....III-65
Existing Pan-East Asian Systems.....III-65
Proposed Pan-East Asian Systems.....III-65
1$75
   Challenges Facing Intra-Asian Market for Submarine Cables.....III-66
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-66
2$150
   Key Players.....III-683$225
   B. Market Analytics.....III-71
Table 49: South East Asia Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-71
1$200
   Table 50: South East Asia Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-721$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-73
Outlook.....III-73
North America-South America Route.....III-73
Existing US-Brazil Cable Systems.....III-73
Proposed Latin American Submarine Cable Systems.....III-73
1$75
   Cuba Gets First Undersea Cable.....III-74
Arctic/ Polar Route.....III-74
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-752$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-77
Table 51: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Other Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-77
1$200
   Table 52: Historic Review for Other Submarine Optical Fibers Cables Analyzed with Cumulative Installations in ‘000 Kilometers for the Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-781$200
  
Total Companies Profiled: 111 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 120)

Region/Country Players

The United States 15 Canada 1 Japan 9 Europe 28 France 4 Germany 2 The United Kingdom 7 Italy 1 Spain 4 Rest of Europe 10 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 36 Latin America 8 Africa 15 Middle East 8
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