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    IS labs - Seacom and African Internet Innovation IS labs - Seacom and African Internet Innovation Presentation Transcript

    • Seacom and African Internet Innovation Date: 17 July 2009 Presented by: Jeff Fletcher
    • Undersea Cables - 1901
    • Undersea Cables - 2006
    • What is Seacom? • Big f#@k off under sea cable • 1.2 terabits per second (or 34 DVD’s per second) • 75% African owned • Open access model i.e. anyone can buy capacity.
    • The Maps - 2002
    • The Maps - Seacom
    • The Maps - 2011
    • The Maps - 2012
    • East African Market Population GDP 50 300 38 225 25 150 13 75 0 0 in millions in billion (USD) South Africa Kenya Tanzania Mozambique Madagascar
    • East African Market Internet Users Internet Penetration 6000 11% 4500 8% 3000 6% 1500 3% 0 0% in 100,000s As % of population South Africa Kenya Tanzania Mozambique Madagascar
    • East African Market 6,000,000 5,250,000 4,500,000 3,750,000 3,000,000 2,250,000 1,500,000 750,000 0 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 Madagascar Mozambique Tanzania Kenya South Africa
    • East African Market 1,500,000 1,312,500 1,125,000 937,500 750,000 562,500 375,000 187,500 0 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 Madagascar Mozambique Tanzania Kenya
    • Tanzanian Market 400,000 350,000 300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005
    • Tanzanian Market 42% 55% 3% Dial-up ADSL Broadband Wireless
    • Tanzanian Market JINX - total Bandwidth
    • Tanzanian Market Cost of Corporate Access in USD 64k 128k 256k 512k 1mbps 693 1149 1782 3264 5661 Cost of Mobile Access in USD Per GB 15 - 20
    • New Tanzanian Internet • All internet access capacity that is currently available in Tanzania is provided via satellite • The total Internet access capacity in to Tanzania is estimated at 150 Mpbs (200:1 contention) • Seacom will bring about 1.5 Gbps (20:1 contention)
    • Innovation Opportunities • This is a web 1.0 country • More localization specific requirements • No pre-installed users bases
    • Thank you Empowering African Communication