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Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
Connecting Cape Town\Bandwidth Connections by Brian Pinnock
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  • Traffic routing, even from SA, shows mostly via Europe and North America. Generally out on SAT-3 and back in again via SAT-3 or satellite
  • New cables bring promise of massive bandwidth into Africa. But still going to need intra country links for the land locked countries.Cape Town only seeing two new cable systems after 2011
  • SLAC is the Stanford linear accelerator centre in San Francisco.
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    • 1. Connecting Cape Town Brian Pinnock Monday, April 19, 2010
    • 2. 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 19 April 2010
    • 3. 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 19 April 2010
    • 4. What is broadband connectivity exactly? • Fibre Optic Cable • International • National • Metropolitan • Other last mile • Copper • Wireless 4 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 19 April 2010
    • 5. 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 19 April 2010
    • 6. Connecting Cape Town to the World International traffic flows 2009 6 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 19 April 2010
    • 7. Connecting Cape Town to the World Global Undersea Cable Systems 2010 8 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 19 April 2010
    • 8. Connecting Cape Town to the world • Many cables planned • Both East and West coast • Land locked countries? • Operating models are key
    • 9. 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)
    • 10. Connecting Cape Town to Africa • Many terrestrial cables planned • Mostly East coast • Last mile still a problem
    • 11. 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 further 14 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 19 April 2010
    • 12. 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 19 April 2010
    • 13. 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 ghettos 16 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 19 April 2010
    • 14. Connecting Cape Town Brian Pinnock Monday, April 19, 2010
    • 15. Diginet Price Trajectory 18 © Copyright Dimension Data 2010 19 April 2010

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