Welcome!

News Feed Item

Satellite Ultra-Broadband in Europe & Africa

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Satellite Ultra-Broadband in Europe & Africa

http://www.reportlinker.com/p01029508/Satellite-Ultra-Broadband-in-Europ...

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.

• What are the latest trends in the fast and ultra-fast broadband fixed and mobile markets in Europe and Africa?

• Which countries have already launched LTE in Europe?

• Is LTE a serious threat to satellite in the race to reduce the digital divide?

• What is the current status of satellite ultra-broadband in Europe?

• What are the main barriers for a satellite operator entering the African market?

• Which countries are the most promising for an offer of satellite broadband in Africa?

• What is the expected market potential in European and African markets for a satellite fast/ultra-fast broadband access solution on the 2016 horizon?

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary . 8

1.1. Europe's satellite ultra-broadband market continues to pick up speed .. 9

1.2. Africa, a new growth opportunity? 11

1.3. Promising market outlooks .. 11

2. Methodology .. 12

3. Ultra-fast broadband rollout: current status in Europe and Africa 14

3.1. FTTx markets in 2011 14

3.1.1. In Europe . 14

3.1.2. Focus on France .. 14

3.1.3. In Africa 17

4. Satellite fast and ultra-fast broadband: current status . 18

4.1. Increasing bandwidth for two-way satellite access . 18

4.1.1. How it works .. 18

4.1.2. Technical specificities tied to use of the Ka band 20

4.1.3. Economic advantages of using the Ka band . 21

4.1.4. Increasingly competitive commercial offers 22

4.1.5. Terminal subsidies key to success . 23

4.2. Numerous innovations lead to better services .. 24

4.2.1. In Europe . 24

4.2.2. In Africa 35

4.3. Industry preparing for ultra-fast broadband via satellite 39

4.3.1. Terabit Satellite . 39

4.3.2. Megasat 39

5. European market migrating to ultra-fast broadband offers clear

opportunities for satellite 41

5.1. Fiber to the Home . 41

5.2. LTE and LTE-Advanced 48

5.3. The future of satellite lies in its complementarity with terrestrial networks . 56

6. In Africa, what is the real potential for satellite broadband? . 61

6.1. Current status of fixed broadband 61

6.2. Current status of mobile broadband 63

6.3. The massive deployment of underwater cables has changed the stakes .. 66Satellite Ultra-Broadband

7. Market segmentation criteria in Europe . 69

7.1. Socio-economic criteria . 69

7.1.1. PC penetration .. 69

7.1.2. Per capita GDP . 70

7.1.3. Rural/urban population density . 71

7.2. Criteria surrounding terrestrial broadband and ultra-fast broadband rollouts 72

7.2.1. DSL network coverage . 72

7.2.2. FTTx network coverage 77

7.2.3. 3G network coverage 79

7.2.4. Broadband access penetration . 81

7.2.5. Internet access speeds . 82

7.2.6. Internet access prices 84

7.3. Key issues and areas of uncertainty .. 86

7.3.1. Tied to the development of wireline and wireless terrestrial networks .. 86

7.3.2. Tied to satellite's commercial positioning 86

8. Market segmentation criteria in Africa 87

8.1. Socio-economic criteria . 87

8.1.1. Electrification rate 87

8.1.2. Literacy rate 88

8.1.3. PC penetration .. 88

8.1.4. Per capita GDP . 89

8.1.5. Rural/urban population density . 90

8.2. Criteria surrounding terrestrial broadband and ultra-fast broadband rollouts 91

8.2.1. Network coverage 91

8.2.2. Broadband access penetration . 92

8.2.3. Internet access speeds . 92

8.2.4. Internet access prices 93

8.3. Key issues and areas of uncertainty .. 94

8.3.1. Tied to the region's economic development .. 94

8.3.2. Tied to the development of wireline and wireless terrestrial networks .. 94

9. Market forecasts .. 95

10. Glossary 97Satellite Ultra-Broadband

Tables

Table 1: African underwater cables deployed since 2009 . 11

Table 2: Comparison of a selection of offers available in France: 2011 vs. 2012 . 22

Table 3: Hylas One satellite performance . 25

Table 4: Avanti services distributed by the British distributor Rural Broadband . 27

Table 5: Avanti services distributed by the Irish distributor QSAT 27

Table 6: Services offered by YahSat .. 35

Table 7: Array of speeds offered by Vox Telecom in South Africa 36

Table 8: IP Easy solutions 37

Table 9: Main properties of EPON and GPON configurations 42

Table 10: Different configurations of an Ethernet FTTH/B network . 44

Table 11: Features of FTTH technologies .. 45

Table 12: Pioneers in LTE rollouts .. 52

Table 13: TeliaSonera's LTE service in Sweden, mid-2012 .. 52

Table 14: Vodafone's LTE service in Germany, mid-2012 .. 53

Table 15: TDC's LTE service in Denmark, mid-2012 . 53

Table 16: NBN Co wholesale pricing . 57

Table 17: Satellite retail services under the NBN plan .. 60

Table 18: African underwater cables deployed since 2009 . 67

Table 19: Orange and its quadruple-play solutions . 85

Table 20: Electrification rate in Africa, by region .. 87

Figures

Figure 1: Forecast of residential subscriptions to a two-way, satellite ultra-broadband solution,

2012-2016 . 8

Figure 2: Rural DSL subscriber speeds in Europe, 2011 10

Figure 3: List of countries studied in the report 13

Figure 4: Evolution of the number of FTTH/B-ready homes and subscribers in France .. 14

Figure 5: How two-way Internet access via satellite works 18

Figure 6: Hughes' global footprint in 2010 .. 20

Figure 7: Example of beam coverage with frequency reuse . 21

Figure 8: Estimated cost of bandwidth for Ka-band systems (launched satellite) .. 21

Figure 9: Change in the price of a broadband satellite reception terminal . 22

Figure 10: Satellite dish subsidies awarded in France in 2011: location 23

Figure 11: Satellite dish subsidies awarded in France in 2011: amounts .. 24

Figure 12: Avanti fleet coverage 26

Figure 13: Footprint of the service provided by Avanti 26

Figure 14: Coverage area for Eutelsat's Ka-Sat . 29

Figure 15: Ka-Sat network architecture .. 29

Figure 16: Tooway offers distributed by Sat2Way in France, as of July 2012 . 30

Figure 17: NordNet's triple play solution including the Tooway service . 31

Figure 18: The Sat3Play system architecture . 32

Figure 19: Triple play via Astra2Connect .. 32

Figure 20: SES Global's market view .. 33

Figure 21: Combined high-speed access/TV reception via satellite . 33Satellite Ultra-Broadband

Figure 22: "Astra2connect to the Street cabinet" infrastructure . 34

Figure 23: YahClick service coverage . 35

Figure 24: Eutelsat 16 A coverage 36

Figure 25: SES-5 coverage of Africa in Ku-band .. 37

Figure 26: Astra2Connect coverage of Africa . 38

Figure 27: Segmentation of Astra2Connect solutions available in Africa .. 38

Figure 28: Terabit satellite being developed by ESA .. 39

Figure 29: Satellites' evolution towards ultra-fast broadband and MegaSat 40

Figure 30: Satellite performances working to match terrestrial .. 40

Figure 31: The different possible FTTH/B network configurations 42

Figure 32: The different components of an FTTH/B architecture .. 43

Figure 33: Diagram of a ring configuration 45

Figure 34: Evolution of FTTx deployment costs, according to architecture used .. 46

Figure 35: Differences in investment costs for an FTTH rollout, depending on area 46

Figure 36: FTTH/B rollouts in Europe, 2009-2011 48

Figure 37: 3GPP Standards . 48

Figure 38: HSPA and LTE timeline .. 49

Figure 39: LTE Roadmap .. 50

Figure 40: Evolution of the different families of mobiles technologies . 51

Figure 41: GPRS/HSPA/LTE latency .. 51

Figure 42: TMN's LTE service in Portugal 53

Figure 43: Evolution of TMN's LTE coverage . 54

Figure 44: NTT's LTE-Advanced experiments in Japan . 55

Figure 45: Future of mobile vs. Fixed technologies 56

Figure 46: Total Capex breakdown for NBN project (35.9 bn. AUD) 58

Figure 47: Map of NBN project rollouts .. 58

Figure 48: African countries with the most broadband subscribers, end-2011 62

Figure 49: Fixed broadband access penetration in Africa, end-2011 .. 62

Figure 50: Mobile penetration in Africa, end-2011 63

Figure 51: Top 10 African countries with the highest mobile teledensity, end-2011 63

Figure 52: Mobile broadband versus fixed broadband access penetration in Africa 64

Figure 53: Status of 3G rollouts, end-2011 .. 64

Figure 54: Evolution of mobile ARPUs for a selection of African countries, end-2011 65

Figure 55: LTE should also be deployed in Africa soon . 65

Figure 56: Map of underwater cables in Africa by 2013 . 66

Figure 57: Forecast investment for underwater cable deployment, 2012-2013 . 67

Figure 58: Seacom's sales pitch 68

Figure 59: PC penetration in Europe, in 2010 . 70

Figure 60: Per capita GDP in Europe, in 2011 70

Figure 61: Population density in Europe, in 2011 .. 71

Figure 62: Total coverage by DSL networks in Europe, end-2010 72

Figure 63: Urban and peri-urban coverage by DSL networks in Europe, end-2010 . 73

Figure 64: Evolution of urban and peri-urban coverage in Europe, 2008-2010 .. 74

Figure 65: Rural coverage by DSL networks in Europe, end-2010 .. 75

Figure 66: Evolution of rural coverage by DSL networks in Europe, 2008-2010 76

Figure 67: Evolution of FTTH/B subscribers in Europe, December 2007-December 2011 .. 77

Figure 68: FTTx network coverage in Europe, end-2011 .. 78

Figure 69: Evolution of 3G+ network coverage in rural areas in Europe, 2008-2010 .. 79

Figure 70: Total 3G+ network coverage in Europe, end-2010 80

Figure 71: Rural coverage by 3G+ networks in Europe, end-2010 .. 81

Figure 72: Evolution of Europe's broadband market 81

Figure 73: Broadband access penetration, end-2011 . 82Satellite Ultra-Broadband

Figure 74: DSL subscriber speeds in Europe, end-2010 .. 83

Figure 75: Average price of a broadband solution (DSL & cable) in 2011 – 15 Mbps downlink . 84

Figure 76: Average price of a broadband solution (DSL & cable) in 2011 – 30 Mbps downlink . 84

Figure 77: Average monthly prices for access faster than 45 Mbps, end-2010 . 85

Figure 78: Literacy rate in Africa .. . 88

Figure 79: PC penetration in Africa in 2010 . 89

Figure 80: Per capita GDP in Africa, in 2010 .. 89

Figure 81: Rural population density in Africa .. 90

Figure 82: Internet access penetration based on literacy rates and per capita GDP in several

African countries . 92

Figure 83: Price of broadband subscriptions based on per capita GDP in Africa .. 93

Figure 84: Forecast of residential subscriptions to a two-way, satellite ultra-broadband solution,

2012-2016 .. 96

To order this report:

Broadband Industry: Satellite Ultra-Broadband in Europe & Africa

Contact Nicolas: [email protected]
US: (805)-652-2626
Intl: +1 805-652-2626

SOURCE Reportlinker

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are a leader in the market space called network visibility solutions - it enables monitoring tools and Big Data analysis to access the data and be able to see the performance," explained Shay Morag, VP of Sales and Marketing at Niagara Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smart...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for s...
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
"We are a custom software development, engineering firm. We specialize in cloud applications from helping customers that have on-premise applications migrating to the cloud, to helping customers design brand new apps in the cloud. And we specialize in mobile apps," explained Peter Di Stefano, Vice President of Marketing at Impiger Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.