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  • 1. 1 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. November 16, 2012 ACCELERATING COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURES
  • 2. COPYRIGHT © 2011 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2 ALCATEL-LUCENT SUBMARINE NETWORKS … at a glance WHAT WE DO • Design, manufacture, install and commission complete turnkey systems • Undertake all marine aspects from pre-installation survey to post- installation maintenance OUR MARKET WORLDWIDE REFERENCES IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS • Transoceanic, regional & unrepeatered systems • Offshore oil & gas and scientific applications • Upgrades and maintenance support services WHO WE ARE • A standalone company addressing the Telecom Subsea Cable market • Fully owned by Alcatel-Lucent • The sole fully integrated turnkey supplier with full in-house capability and >150 years of history • Acronym : ASN
  • 3. COPYRIGHT © 2011 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3 ALCATEL-LUCENT SUBMARINE NETWORKS Over 150 years of History and Heritage 1850 | 1st submarine cable: Calais, France and Dover, UK 1854 | Cable factory established in Greenwich, UK 1891 | Cable factory established in Calais, France 1994 | Alcatel France acquire STC, UK to form ASN 2012 | ASN manufacturing still in Calais, France & Greenwich, UK
  • 4. COPYRIGHT © 2011 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 4 ALCATEL-LUCENT SUBMARINE NETWORKS The building blocks
  • 5. COPYRIGHT © 2011 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 5 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNICATIONS > 90% of communications are carried over submarine cable systems TO MEET GROWING TRAFFIC DEMANDS Internet Annual Growth >60% 2010-2016 (*) TO INCREASE CONNECTIVITY for users’ access to content TO INCREASE CABLE ROUTE DIVERSITY to ensure always-on connectivity TO BUILD “OWN” INFRASTRUCTURE to be independent from service providers *Source: TeleGeography
  • 6. 6 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. • Mid-1990s • Dawn of the Internet era • Massive undertaking to connect every continent • 2008 – today • $10B investment estimated for new submarine cable projects • Ensuring open access to high speed, cost-effective broadband connectivity • Mid-2012 to now • 21 nations and territories remain isolated from fiber optic connectivity • Projects now underway in some of those countries • Financing is a major concern preventing a number of projects going ahead • Governments can play an important role along with Financial Institutions and other private financing models. Of the contract value coming into force in 2012: – 75 % consortium – 17% private financing – 8% project finance (private investors and telecom operators) SUBMARINE NETWORKS ACCELERATOR FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • 7. 7 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. AFRICA IS FULLY CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET Information from various public and internal sources – may be approximate
  • 8. COPYRIGHT © 2011 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 8 AFRICA COAST TO EUROPE (ACE) • Project model: Consortium • 100% equity • Bringing broadband optical data connectivity for the first time to the people of Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, and Equatorial Guinea • Strong background support from the World Bank under WARCIP to various Landing Parties. FOCUS ON AFRICA Penmarch Lisboa Asilah Tenerife Nouakchott Dakar Banjul Conakry Abidjan Freetown Monrovia Accra Cotonou Lagos Kribi Libreville Santana Muanda Bata Luanda Swakopmund Cape Town Penmarch Penmarch Lisboa Lisboa Asilah Asilah Tenerife Tenerife Nouakchott Nouakchott Dakar Dakar Banjul Banjul Conakry Conakry Abidjan Abidjan Freetown Freetown Monrovia Monrovia Accra Accra Cotonou Cotonou Lagos Lagos Kribi Kribi Libreville Libreville Santana Santana Muanda Muanda Bata Bata Luanda Luanda Swakopmund Swakopmund Cape Town Cape Town WEST AFRICA CABLE SYSTEM (WACS) • Project Model: Consortium • First direct connectivity between Africa and Europe. • Further reducing the digital divide by opening access to faster connectivity • Lowering the cost for broadband access Affordable broadband services such as healthcare, e-education and e-government applications SEYCHELLES CABLE SYSTEM • Project model: Seychelles Cable Systems Limited (SPV) through funding from the Seychelles government, Cable and Wireless (Seychelles) and Airtel, debt from EIB & AfDB • 1,900km to connect Seychelles to Seacom and EASSy cables.
  • 9. 9 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. EASSy Example Hybrid Consortium (equity participants with SPV – allowing debt financing) BENEFITS OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP Shareholders: • 14 African Telcos Debt Finance: • World Bank • Other DFIs Other Telcos 70% 16+ African and International Telcos EASSy WIOCC 30% Operations & Maintenance Organization Telcos, ISPs etc. End Users
  • 10. 10 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.10 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ALCATEL-LUCENT — CONFIDENTIAL — SOLELY FOR AUTHORIZED PERSONS HAVING A NEED TO KNOW — PROPRIETARY — USE PURSUANT TO COMPANY INSTRUCTION • Direct participation – equity, cash or in kind, debt. • ECA’s • Seed money, seed services • Tailored payment profile • Support to process, particularly in early phases: - Studies – permits, regulatory, environmental aspects, landing point selection - Use of customer network – off-takers, partners - Support and advice – contract forming, specifications, configuration, technology options - Advance activities: Survey, Permit acquisition, document preparation, Cable route study - Support to funding effort – project explanation, references, timeline and budget reassurance Vendor’s role?
  • 11. 11 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.1111 COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ALCATEL-LUCENT — CONFIDENTIAL — SOLELY FOR AUTHORIZED PERSONS HAVING A NEED TO KNOW — PROPRIETARY — USE PURSUANT TO COMPANY INSTRUCTION COPYRIGHT © 2012 ALCATEL-LUCENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.