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Satellite Ultra-Broadband in Europe & Africa

Published By :

IDate

Published Date : Oct 2012

Category :

Broadband

No. of Pages : 98 Pages


This report explores the latest developments in broadband and ultra-fast broadband markets in Europe and Africa. After a detailed examination of the dynamics of these areas, in both fixed and mobile markets, the report delivers strategic and figure-backed responses to the question of the current and future role of satellite in the race to deploy broadband and ultra-fast broadband. The report comes with its own database including the set of indicators analyzed for all the areas studied.
Table of Content

1. Executive Summary

2. Methodology

3. Ultra-fast broadband rollout current status in Europe and Africa
3.1. FTTx markets in Europe 
3.2. FTTx markets in Africa

4. Satellite fast and ultra-fast broadband: current status
4.1. Increasingly fast two-way access
How it works
Ka band: technical aspects and economic advantages
Commercial offers
Terminal subsidies
4.2. Numerous innovations lead to better offers
In Europe
In Africa
4.3. Industry gearing up to ultra-fast broadband via satellite
Terabit satellite
Megasat

5. European market migrating toward Ultra-fast broadband
5.1. Clear opportunities for satellite
5.2. Outlook for new generation ultra-fast broadband technologies

6. In Africa, what is the real potential for satellite broadband?
6.1  Current status of fixed broadband
6.2. Current status of mobile broadband
6.3. The massive deployment of underwater cables has changed the stakes

7. Market segmentation criteria in Europe
7.1. Socio-economic criteria
PC penetration
Per capita GDP
Rural/urban population
7.2. Criteria surrounding terrestrial broadband and ultra-fast broadband rollouts
Network coverage:
DSL  • FTTx  • 3G
Broadband access penetration
Internet access:
speed• prices
7.3. Key issues and areas of uncertainty

8. Market segmentation criteria in Africa
8.1. Socio-economic criteria
Electrification rate, literacy rate
PC penetration
Per capita GDP
Rural/urban population density 
8.2. Criteria surrounding terrestrial broadband and ultra-fast broadband rollouts
Network coverage
Broadband access penetration
Internet access speed
Internet access prices
8.3. Key issues and areas of uncertainty 
Tied to the economic development of the area 
Tied to the development of wireline and wireless terrestrial network

9. Market forecasts 2012-2016
9.1. Satellite subscriber forecasts in Europe
9.2. Satellite subscriber forecasts in Africa

List of Table


Table 1: African underwater cables deployed since 2009
Table 2: Comparison of a selection of offers available in France: 2011 vs. 2012
Table 3: Hylas One satellite performance
Table 4: Avanti services distributed by the British distributor Rural Broadband
Table 5: Avanti services distributed by the Irish distributor QSAT
Table 6: Services offered by YahSat
Table 7: Array of speeds offered by Vox Telecom in South Africa
Table 8: IP Easy solutions7
Table 9: Main properties of EPON and GPON configurations
Table 10: Different configurations of an Ethernet FTTH/B network
Table 11: Features of FTTH technologies
Table 12: Pioneers in LTE rollouts
Table 13: TeliaSoneras LTE service in Sweden, mid-2012
Table 14: Vodafones LTE service in Germany, mid-2012
Table 15: TDCs LTE service in Denmark, mid-2012
Table 16: NBN Co wholesale pricing
Table 17: Satellite retail services under the NBN plan
Table 18: African underwater cables deployed since 2009
Table 19: Orange and its quadruple-play solutions
Table 20: Electrification rate in Africa, by region

List of Chart


Figure 1: Forecast of residential subscriptions to a two-way, satellite ultra-broadband solution, 2012-2016
Figure 2: Rural DSL subscriber speeds in Europe, 2011
Figure 3: List of countries studied in the report
Figure 4: Evolution of the number of FTTH/B-ready homes and subscribers in France
Figure 5: How two-way Internet access via satellite works
Figure 6: Hughes\' global footprint in 2010
Figure 7: Example of beam coverage with frequency reuse
Figure 8: Estimated cost of bandwidth for Ka-band systems (launched satellite)
Figure 9: Change in the price of a broadband satellite reception terminal 
Figure 10: Satellite dish subsidies awarded in France in 2011: location 
Figure 11: Satellite dish subsidies awarded in France in 2011: amounts
Figure 12: Avanti fleet coverage
Figure 13: Footprint of the service provided by Avanti 
Figure 14: Coverage area for Eutelsat’s Ka-Sat
Figure 15: Ka-Sat network architecture
Figure 16: Tooway offers distributed by Sat2Way in France, as of July 2012
Figure 17: NordNet’s triple play solution including the Tooway service
Figure 18: The Sat3Play system architectur
Figure 19: Triple play via Astra2Connect
Figure 20: SES Global’s market view
Figure 21: Combined high-speed access/TV reception via satellite
Figure 22: \"\"Astra2connect to the Street cabinet\"\" infrastructure
Figure 23: YahClick service coverage
Figure 24: Eutelsat 16 A coverage
Figure 25: SES-5 coverage of Africa in Ku-band
Figure 26: Astra2Connect coverage of Africa
Figure 27: Segmentation of Astra2Connect solutions available in Africa
Figure 28: Terabit satellite being developed by ESA
Figure 29: Satellites’ evolution towards ultra-fast broadband and MegaSat
Figure 30: Satellite performances working to match terrestrial
Figure 31: The different possible FTTH/B network configurations
Figure 32: The different components of an FTTH/B architecture
Figure 33: Diagram of a ring configuration
Figure 34: Evolution of FTTx deployment costs, according to architecture used
Figure 35: Differences in investment costs for an FTTH rollout, depending on area
Figure 36: FTTH/B rollouts in Europe, 2009-2011
Figure 37: 3GPP Standards
Figure 38: HSPA and LTE timeline
Figure 39: LTE Roadmap
Figure 40: Evolution of the different families of mobiles technologies
Figure 41: GPRS/HSPA/LTE latency
Figure 42: TMN’s LTE service in Portugal
Figure 43: Evolution of TMN’s LTE coverage
Figure 44: NTT’s LTE-Advanced experiments in Japan
Figure 45: Future of mobile vs. fixed technologies
Figure 46: Total Capex breakdown for NBN project (35.9 bn. AUD)
Figure 47: Map of NBN project rollouts
Figure 48: African countries with the most broadband subscribers, end-2011
Figure 49: Fixed broadband access penetration in Africa, end-2011
Figure 50: Mobile penetration in Africa, end-2011
Figure 51: Top 10 African countries with the highest mobile teledensity, end-2011
Figure 52: Mobile broadband versus fixed broadband access penetration in Africa
Figure 53: Status of 3G rollouts, end-2011
Figure 54: Evolution of mobile ARPUs for a selection of African countries, end-2011
Figure 55: LTE should also be deployed in Africa soon
Figure 56: Map of underwater cables in Africa by 2013
Figure 57: Forecast investment for underwater cable deployment, 2012-2013
Figure 58: Seacom’s sales pitch
Figure 59: PC penetration in Europe, in 2010
Figure 60: Per capita GDP in Europe, in 2011
Figure 61: Population density in Europe, in 2011
Figure 62: Total coverage by DSL networks in Europe, end-2010
Figure 63: Urban and peri-urban coverage by DSL networks in Europe, end-2010
Figure 64: Evolution of urban and peri-urban coverage in Europe, 2008-2010
Figure 65: Rural coverage by DSL networks in Europe, end-2010
Figure 66: Evolution of rural coverage by DSL networks in Europe, 2008-2010
Figure 67: Evolution of FTTH/B subscribers in Europe, December 2007-December 2011
Figure 68: FTTx network coverage in Europe, end-2011
Figure 69: Evolution of 3G+ network coverage in rural areas in Europe, 2008-2010
Figure 70: Total 3G+ network coverage in Europe, end-2010
Figure 71: Rural coverage by 3G+ networks in Europe, end-2010
Figure 72: Evolution of Europe\'s broadband market
Figure 73: Broadband access penetration, end-2011
Figure 74: DSL subscriber speeds in Europe, end-2010 
Figure 75: Average price of a broadband solution (DSL & cable) in 2011 – 15 Mbps downlink
Figure 76: Average price of a broadband solution (DSL & cable) in 2011 – 30 Mbps downlink
Figure 77: Average monthly prices for access faster than 45 Mbps, end-2010
Figure 78: Literacy rate in Africa
Figure 79: PC penetration in Africa in 2010
Figure 80: Per capita GDP in Africa, in 2010
Figure 81: Rural population density in Africa 
Figure 82: Internet access penetration based on literacy rates and per capita GDP in several African countries
Figure 83: Price of broadband subscriptions based on per capita GDP in Africa
Figure 84: Forecast of residential subscriptions to a two-way, satellite ultra-broadband solution, 2012-2016

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