THE MOST EXTENSIVE REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE OF ANY Market CONSULTANCY: A SELECTION OF TERABIT CONSULTING'S RECENT INTERNATIONAL TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AROUND THE GLOBE
BRICS SUBMARINE CABLE PROJECT MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Client:
African telecommunications investor

Description: Traffic and market study analyzing seven markets and 21 international bilateral traffic routes, including historical and forecasted bandwidth demand, pricing, market share, and revenue; fixed-line, mobile, and Internet markets; macroeconomic and geopolitical issues; and demographic, educational, and linguistic issues. The study was among the first to quantify the evolution toward a non-US-centric Internet and the emergence of a meshed global fiber infrastructure designed to circumvent traditional transit hubs as well as global network choke points.

Markets Covered: Brazil, China, India, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, United States

LATIN AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL CABLE PROJECT buSINESS CASE ANALYSIS


Client:
Major Caribbean telecommunications operator

Description: Business case analysis for a telecommunications operator considering a major investment in a pan-regional submarine cable project connecting South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and North America. The analysis included detailed research and demand modeling of 14 markets, a thorough analysis of existing and proposed international fiber projects, complex market share and pricing forecasts based on the provisioned and planned capacity of 92 international operators throughout the region; and revenue, opex, and capex forecasts as well as risk analysis.

Markets Covered: Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States

MONTSERRAT SUBMARINE CABLE PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY


Clients:
Government of Montserrat / UK Department for International Development (DfID)

Description: A technical, economic, and financial feasibility analysis of the possibility of reconnecting the UK overseas territory of Montserrat to undersea fiber optic connectivity for the first time since the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano in the 1990s. The study included an analysis of the market situation in Montserrat as well as peer markets, and the role of fiber optic connectivity in economic growth as well as its importance for e-government, telemedicine, scientific research, education, broadcasting, and disaster recovery. It also included ROM solicitations from suppliers, landing site visits, project development plans, and optimal procurement and financing structures within budgetary constraints. The study further included a region-by-region model of Montserratian demand.

Markets Covered: Anguilla, Bonaire, Montserrat, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Sint Eustatius

SOUTH ASIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA EMERGING MARKETS INTERNATIONAL bandwidth PRICING and supply-and-demand ANALYSIS


Client:
Major Asian mobile operator

Description: An analysis of the pricing of international bandwidth and IP transit in eight emerging markets in Asia and one in Africa, over a ten-year period.The study also included a detailed supply-and-demand analysis of international bandwidth markets in each country and a comparison of consumer broadband pricing.

Markets Covered: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

BRAZIL-AFRICA-EUROPE SUBMARINE CABLE MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Client:
Major European and African telecommunications investor

Description: A complete analysis of bandwidth dynamics in three key markets in order to determine the feasibility of a fiber infrastructure project connecting three continents. Extensive on-site collaboration with operators in each market. Development of a project-specific model taking into account population growth, demographics, economic development, language, literacy, education, regulatory frameworks, government initiatives, and development of each country's fixed-line, mobile, and Internet markets. At the wholesale level, the study analyzed demand, supply, and pricing and was notable for its unique model of Brazilian purchasing power based on income.

Markets Covered: Brazil, France, Morocco

SEYCHELLES-EAST AFRICA SYSTEM (seas) MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Clients:
Government of Seychelles / Development finance institutions

Description: The traffic and market study for the Seychelles-East Africa System was developed in collaboration with each of the country's telecom operators as well as government stakeholders and was ultimately used to finance the nation's first undersea fiber optic connectivity. In the study, residential demand for telecommunications and Internet services was broken down based on affordability and elasticity in ten income tiers; demand from the tourism sector included a forecast of occupancy rates, among other factors. Detailed models of demand were also developed for the education, health care, military, manufacturing, transport, communications, finance, government, and diplomatic sectors.

Markets Covered: Seychelles

CENTRAL AFRICAN BACKBONE-ii (cab-ii) MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY (FranÇAIS)


Clients:
World Bank / Development finance institutions

Description: On behalf of the World Bank and its partners, Terabit Consulting completed a landmark French-language study analyzing and forecasting the markets of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea in detail accompanied by a granular model of demand for each of DRC's 101 largest cities and villages. The entire project, including fact-finding missions to the region and the presentation of the study's findings, was conducted in French.

Markets covered: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo

INDIAN OCEAN SUBMARINE CABLE PROJECT MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY (FranÇAIS)


Client:
African telecommunications investor

Description: A detailed study of market conditions and forecasted demand in the Indian Ocean region, conducted at both the end-user and operator level with particular attention to game-theory modeling of capacity commitments based on operator allegiances. All components of the project, including regional fact-finding missions, were conducted in French.

Markets covered: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion

PROJECT KELVIN CAPACITY PRICING ANALYSIS


Client:
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment of Northern Ireland (DETINI)

Description: A granular analysis and forecast of capacity pricing between European city-pairs as well as between Europe and North America. The study served as a benchmark for the trans-border Northwest Direct International Connectivity Project in Ireland and Northern Ireland, which later came to be known as Project Kelvin.

Markets covered: England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United States

WEST AFRICAN SUBMARINE FIBER PROJECT MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY (FranÇAIS)


Client:
Major African telecommunications operator

Description: An extensive analysis of economic, geopolitical, and market dynamics and demand in several markets throughout West Africa. All components of the study, including fact-finding missions throughout the region, were conducted in French.

Markets covered: Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal

customized submarine fiber micro- and macroeconomic analysis


Client:
Marine services supplier

Description: A region-by-region analysis of global submarine cable markets and forecasted growth and development, undertaken for a marine services supplier in order to determine whether to maintain or increase capital expenditures and market presence in the submarine telecom industry.

Markets covered: Africa, Australia, Caribbean, East Asia, Europe-to-Asia, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Polar Regions, South Asia, South Pacific, Transatlantic, Transpacific

CENTRAL AFRICAN BACKBONE (CAB) / TRANS-AFRICAN BACKBONE (TAB) MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY (FranÇAIS)


Clients:
World Bank / Development finance institutions

Description: A dynamic analysis of markets and demand in Central Africa providing for multiple possible network configurations. Detailed models of international demand for each country and innovative models of domestic demand in Chad and Cameroon. Researched, composed, and presented entirely in French.

Markets covered: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Sudan

SAUDI ARABIAN DOMESTIC FIBER OPTIC NETWORK MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Client:
Saudi Arabian telecommunications operator

Description: An innovative study of Saudi Arabia's domestic and international bandwidth demand and overall market dynamics. The model examined demand in more than 25 cities across the Kingdom and developed a forecast model taking into account a wide range of market-specific variables. The study also included a detailed competitive analysis. It was ultimately used in the financing and design of a vast national fiber network including multiple metropolitan rings and interconnection with major international submarine cable systems.

Markets covered: Saudi Arabia

east african submarine cable system (eassy) MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Clients:
World Bank / International Finance Corporation / Development finance institutions

Description: Terabit Consulting delivered the traffic and market study for the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) as well as the complementary terrestrial network, the East African Backhaul System (EABS). The project included numerous research missions to East Africa as well as on-site meetings with and presentations to investors and consortium members.Presentation of findings took place in Kigali, Rwanda; Khartoum, Sudan; and Zanzibar, Tanzania, among other locations. The EASSy traffic study was one of the first to forecast the impact of fiber introduction to markets that had been previously served exclusively by satellite. Terabit Consulting was also commissioned by the project's sponsors to complete follow-on research.

Markets covered: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mayotte, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Zambia, Zimbabwe

EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUBMARINE CABLE MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Clients:
World Bank / International Finance Corporation / Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)

Description: A study examining market dynamics and capacity demand in ten eastern Caribbean markets recently opened to competition, with particular attention to competitive intelligence and addressable market opportunities. The Eastern Caribbean Submarine Cable project ultimately became the Southern Caribbean Fiber and Middle Caribbean Network systems constructed by Global Caribbean Networks.

Markets covered: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

EAST AFRICAN BACKHAUL SYSTEM (eabs) MARKET AND TRAFFIC STUDY


Clients:
World Bank / International Finance Corporation / Development finance institutions

Description: As a complement to its work on behalf of the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) project, Terabit Consulting was commissioned to analyze the market opportunity for the construction of a redundant terrestrial fiber network connecting Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania.

Markets covered: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYSIS


Client:
Government client

Description: Detailed country analyses of virtually every market in the world (approximately 200), covering submarine cables, terrestrial fiber optic networks, satellite earth stations, microwave networks, and other infrastructure; telecommunications and Internet markets, operators, service providers, and investors; and macroeconomic, geopolitical, demographic, and security factors.

Markets covered: Detailed profiles of approximately 200 markets worldwide

UNDERSEA CABLE GLOBAL ANALYSIS


Client:
Government client

Description: A precise analysis of undersea cable infrastructure, markets, clientele, and ownership worldwide.

Markets covered: Worldwide