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IS labs - Seacom and African Internet Innovation

  1. 1. Seacom and African Internet Innovation Date: 17 July 2009 Presented by: Jeff Fletcher
  2. 2. Undersea Cables - 1901
  3. 3. Undersea Cables - 2006
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. The Maps - 2002
  6. 6. The Maps - Seacom
  7. 7. The Maps - 2011
  8. 8. The Maps - 2012
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Tanzanian Market 42% 55% 3% Dial-up ADSL Broadband Wireless
  15. 15. Tanzanian Market JINX - total Bandwidth
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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)
  18. 18. Innovation Opportunities • This is a web 1.0 country • More localization specific requirements • No pre-installed users bases
  19. 19. Thank you Empowering African Communication

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