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Connecting cape town v3.0.pptx Connecting cape town v3.0.pptx Presentation Transcript

  • Connecting Cape Town Brian Pinnock Wednesday 14th April 2010
  • Agenda – Connecting Cape Town • What is broadband connectivity exactly? • What it costs to connect a broadband user • Connecting Cape Town to the world (and Africa) • Connecting Cape Town to South Africa • Connecting Cape Town to itself • Implications for Cape Town & business in Cape Town 2 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Introduction – Why is broadband connectivity important?• Broadband Projects 1% extra GDP• Digital cities initiatives worldwide• E-Government enablement • Foundation for virtual working • Foundation for virtual services • Enabler – business, education,… 3 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • What is broadband connectivity exactly? • Fibre Optic Cable • International • National • Metropolitan • Other last mile • Copper • Wireless 4 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • What it costs to connect a user from Cape Town ISP Operations 6% IPC 12% International Bandwidth 12% Last Mile Bandwidth 70% 5 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Connecting Cape Town to the World International traffic flows 2009 6 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Connecting Cape Town to the World Global Undersea Cable Systems 2010 7 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Connecting Cape Town to the World Global Undersea Cable Systems 2010 8 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • The “African” issue•  Most routing still via Europe and North America to rest of Africa•  Coastal cables not being used yet
  • Connecting Cape Town to the world•  Many cables planned•  Both East and West coast•  Land locked countries?•  Operating models are key
  • Cables, lots of bandwidth Seacom EASSy TEAMs WACs MainOne GL01 ACECost/[USDm] 650 265 130 600 240 150 ??? East coast East coast East coast West coast West coast West coast West coast Routing UK, SA, SA Kenya UK Portugal UK Gabon India to Sudan to UAE to SA to Nigeria to Nigeria to SA Length/[km] 13,700 10,000 4,500 14,000 7,000 9,500 14,000Capacity/[tb/s] 1.28 1.40 1.28 3.84 1.92 0.64 1.92 Completion Jun 2009 Jun 2010 Sep 2009 Q2 2011 Q4 2010 Nov 2009 2011 Telkom, African TEAMs USA 25% Vodacom, telecom (Kenya) 85% US, Nigeria, France Ownership SA 50% MTN, Tata operators Etisalaat AFDB Telecom Kenya 25% (Neotel), 90% (UAE) 15% Infraco, etc11 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Connecting to Africa is slow The “African” issue •  North African reasonable •  Central Africa terrible •  High latency = satellites •  High latency reduces your options (especially voice services)
  • Connecting Cape Town to Africa•  Many terrestrial cables planned•  Mostly East coast•  Last mile still a problem
  • Connecting Cape Town to South Africa •  Legacy network Telkom •  NGN •  Major centers connected Neotel •  Duopoly pricing •  Neotel, MTN , Vodacom & SANRAL cost sharing joint venture Joint Venture •  Own use priority •  Spare capacity to sell •  Fiber systems from Transtel & Eskom Broadband •  Carrier of carriers Infraco •  Sentech or saviour? Implications for •  Short term – major centers vs. small towns business •  Medium term – competition may drive prices down further14 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Connecting Cape Town to itself (Last Mile) •  Built, lit and operating Ethekwini Metro •  +-1/3 of incumbent operators pricing Johannesburg •  POC phase complete Metro •  Not operating yet •  Physical fiber rollout at an advanced stage Cape Town •  Switching centres go live in July Metro Broadband •  Unclear on costing/pricing model and final ETA unknown •  Dark Fiber Africa – Internet Solutions (IS Fiber) Other Metro •  Incumbent telecoms operators – Metro Ethernet Broadband •  SANREN Last Mile •  Wireless (3G, 4G, CDMA, WIMAX) Competition •  Copper (Local loop unbundling)15 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Implications Threats Opportunities •  International connection Competition •  National backbone connection needed •  Last mile connection most important •  Offshoring -Legal, financial, contact centres, creative industry Opportunities •  Expansion into Africa •  Attract talent – work from anywhere for anyone •  Low cost geographies taking jobs from Cape Town Threats •  Low cost competitors selling services into Cape Town (Google) •  Digital ghettos16 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012
  • Connecting Cape Town Brian Pinnock Wednesday 14th April 2010
  • Diginet Price Trajectory18 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 17 September 2012