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1 East African Cable Showcase: The Bandwidth Revolution in Eastern & Southern Africa Ryan Sher COO, WIOCC

2 Presenter Profile As COO, Ryan is responsible for developing and managing all WIOCC product offerings, as well as pre-sales support & bid management, strategic deals, operations, provisioning, OSS/BSS, IT, procurement and supplier management. He also manages all technical aspects of WIOCC s relationship with the EASSy consortium and is Chairman of the EASSy Technical Working Group (TWG), and Co-Chairman of the Procurement Group (PG) and the Operations & Maintenance Sub- Committee (O&MSC). Place picture here Ryan joined WIOCC in 2009, having held senior level roles over eight years with Reliance Globalcom (previously FLAG Telecom). He holds an MBA from the London Business School and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Ryan Sher Chief Operations Officer

3 WIOCC Formed in 2007 Owned by 14 African telcos tier 1 operators in their countries Largest investor in EASSy owns 30% (c. 1.32Tbps) Strategic investor in WACS & EIG cost-efficient international reach & diversity A leading African carriers carrier provides telcos & ISPs with end-to-end capacity between Africa & Rest of World

4 WIOCC/EASSy ownership structure EASSy WIOCC Shareholders: 14 African telcos 29% Other telcos 71% Debt finance: World Bank & other development finance institutions 16 African and international telcos

5 Agenda Telecoms in E. Africa 2012 International connectivity Remaining connectivity challenges Opportunities

6 African GDP growth (2010) 5.2% UGANDA 6.5% TANZANIA 9% ZIMBABWE Sources: African Statistical Yearbook / Global Finance magazine

7 African GDP growth (2010) UGANDA TANZANIA ZIMBABWE Sources: African Statistical Yearbook / Global Finance magazine

8 Agenda Telecoms in Africa 2012 International connectivity Remaining connectivity challenges Opportunities

9 Telecommunications in Africa >0.5 billion mobile users >50% penetration GSM Association Source: whiteafrican.com

10 Telecommunications in Africa >0.5 billion mobile users >50% penetration GSM Association 140 million internet users 13.5% penetration internetworldstats.com

11 Facebook in Africa March 2011 Source:

12 Telecommunications in Africa >0.5 billion mobile users >50% penetration GSM Association 118 million internet users 11.5% penetration internetworldstats.com >15 million smartphones sold in sub-saharan Africa in 2010 Deon Liebenburg, RIM

13 Telecommunications in Africa >0.5 billion mobile users >50% penetration GSM Association 118 million internet users 11.5% penetration internetworldstats.com >15 million smartphones sold in sub-saharan Africa in 2010 Deon Liebenburg, RIM World leader in mobile banking & payment services Angela Partington, Capacity

14 Telecommunications in Africa >0.5 billion mobile users >50% penetration GSM Association 118 million internet users 11.5% penetration internetworldstats.com >15 million smartphones sold in sub-saharan Africa in 2010 Deon Liebenburg, RIM World leader in mobile banking & payment services Angela Partington, Capacity 0.7 million km of terrestrial transmission network - up 12.5% in 1 year Hamilton Research

15 Telecommunications in Africa

16 Agenda Telecoms in Africa 2012 International connectivity Remaining connectivity challenges Opportunities

17 Africa: submarine cables (East) SAT3/SAFE Melkbosstrand (S. Africa) - Sesimbra (Portugal) Live: 2003 Capacity upgraded to 340Gbps (SAT3) / 440Gbps (SAFE) mid

18 Africa: submarine cables (East) Seacom Mtunzini (S. Africa) Mumbai (India) & Egypt Live: July 2009 Design capacity: 1.2Tbps (Africa), 0.6 Tbps (international) 18

19 Africa: submarine cables (East) TEAMS Mombasa (Kenya) Fujairah (UAE) Live: September 2009 Design capacity: 1.2Tbps 19

20 Africa: submarine cables (East) EASSy Mtunzini (S. Africa) Port Sudan (Sudan) Live: July 2010 Design capacity: 4.72Tbps 20

21 Africa: planned submarine cables (East) LION/LION2 SAFE Mombasa (Kenya) LION live: November 2009 connects Madagascar, Mauritius & Réunion LION2 expected Q connecting LION to Mombasa & Mayotte 21

22 Africa: planned submarine cables (East) SEAS (Seychelles East Africa System) Seychelles Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Length: 1,930 km Cost: EUR27m Expected: Q

23 Africa: submarine cables (North) FEA UK - Japan Live: November 1997 Initial design capacity: 230Gbps 40Gbps upgrade recently completed (?) for Europe (to 2.4Tbps) 23

24 Africa: submarine cables (North) SMW3 N. Europe Japan/ Australia Live: August 1999 Design capacity: 500Gbps 24

25 Africa: submarine cables (North) SMW4 Singapore - Marseille Live: December 2005 Design capacity: 1.28Tbps 40Gbps upgrade implemented in

26 Africa: planned submarine cables (North) I-ME-WE India - Marseille Live: December 2010 Design capacity: 3.84Tbps 26

27 Africa: planned submarine cables (North) EIG Mumbai (India) - UK Live: Jan partial launch: February 2011 Design capacity: 3.84Tbps 27

28 Africa: planned submarine cables (North) MENA Oman Sicily Live 2012 Design capacity: 5.76Tbps 28

29 Agenda Telecoms in Africa 2012 International connectivity Remaining connectivity challenges Opportunities

30 Africa Connectivity Challenges [1] International connectivity Limited diversity of international connectivity Lack of investment in the international diversity that is available

31 Africa Connectivity Challenges [1] International connectivity Limited diversity of international connectivity EIG Lack of investment in the international diversity that is available WACS EASSy

32 Africa Connectivity Challenges [2] National connectivity Limited choice of terrestrial backhaul High prices for terrestrial backhaul Frequent damage to domestic infrastructure Kenya TKL s fibre network

33 Africa Connectivity Challenges [2] National connectivity Limited choice of terrestrial backhaul High prices for terrestrial backhaul Frequent damage to domestic infrastructure Kenya Jamii s fibre network

34 Africa Connectivity Challenges [2] National connectivity Limited choice of terrestrial backhaul High prices for terrestrial backhaul Frequent damage to domestic infrastructure Kenya AccessKenya s fibre network

35 Africa Connectivity Challenges [2] National connectivity Limited choice of terrestrial backhaul High prices for terrestrial backhaul Frequent damage to domestic infrastructure Kenya Safaricom & Airtel

36 Africa Connectivity Challenges [3] Cross-border connectivity Limited cross-border connectivity essential for reliable connectivity for landlocked countries but requires high levels of operator cooperation

37 WIOCC shareholders Botswana Telecommunications Corp. Dalkom Somalia Djibouti Telecom Gilat Satcom Lesotho Communications Authority LPTIC (Libya) Onatel Burundi Seychelles Cable System Company TDM (Mozambique) Telkom Kenya Orange TelOne (Zimbabwe) UCom (Burundi) Uganda Telecom Ltd. Zantel (Tanzania)

38 Africa Connectivity Challenges [3] WIOCC s Africa network footprint Terrestrial fibre: live Terrestrial fibre: planned Submarine: WIOCC core network Submarine: other systems

39 Agenda Telecoms in Africa 2012 International connectivity Remaining connectivity challenges Opportunities

40 Opportunities Wider availability of rural internet services internet cafes, internet buses, etc. Deployment of more cost-effective broadband services Increasing availability of low-cost, internet-enabled smartphones Improvement in service performance and reliability Extending high-speed connectivity to more countries S. Sudan, DRC, CAR, Chad More local African content More cost-effective backhaul domestic & cross-border Greater diversity

41 Making the difference Connecting communities Education Enabling business Improving service delivery

42 East African Cable Showcase: The Bandwidth Revolution in Eastern & Southern Africa Thank you

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