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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

International Submarine Cable Development: New Infrastructure, New Prices?
Meeting: NANOG57
Date / Time: 2013-02-05 11:30am - 12:00pm
This item is webcast
Room: Crystal Ballroom A-C
Presenters: Speakers:

Tim Stronge, TeleGeography

Tim Stronge is Vice President of Research at TeleGeography. His areas of expertise include international voice traffic, terrestrial and submarine cable systems, and international bandwidth markets. Since joining TeleGeography in 1996, Tim has served as a principal analyst in most areas of research, including network infrastructure, bandwidth demand modeling, cross-border traffic flows, and telecom services pricing. He holds a Master´s degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary.
Abstract: For years, the U.S.-to-Latin America submarine cable market has been characterized by high prices and limited competition. Similarly, the cost of IP transit in South America remains many times the price of IPT in North America in Europe. The past two years have seen the announcement of a spate of new cables that hold the promise of alleviating the situation for buyers and users of international bandwidth. Investors of various stripes have proposed a bewildering array of new cables that, if built, could transform the market in Latin America.

The presentation will share results from primary research findings addressing the following questions:

* How quickly has bandwidth demand increased to/from Latin America, and which cities serve as the primary hubs?
* How much do transport and IPT services cost to and within Latin America?
* Which cables have been proposed for the region? Which have actually achieved funding?
* What are reasonable expectations for market prices when new cables are built?
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