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The Impact of Free Trade and Technology on Africa

Editor’s Note: SCW has been highlighting two important global developments that have the potential to impact the submarine fiber optic cable market: Africa’s economic growth and changing trade routes.  Both of these can be seen in the following article, By Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.

DHL GCI: Globalization Hits New Record High

To fully understand the growing demand for new submarine cable capacity, we need to understand the movement of goods and data across the world.  SCW is always on the lookout for data that measure these factors.

Cisco: Mobile Traffic Approaching the Zettabyte Milestone

At the inception of Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast more than a decade ago, mobile (or cellular) traffic represented less than five percent of total IP traffic crossing global networks.

FCC: US Cables to Add 70 Tbps of Capacity from 2017-2019

Nearly 70.5 Tbps of capacity will be added on the 47 international submarine fiber optic cables landing in US territory between 2017 and the end of 2019.

CARCIP Cable to Help Build Caribbean Digital Economy

The submarine fiber optic cable linking St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada, part of the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP), will aid the development of the digital economy in the Caribbean.

Ethiopia Continues to Rise as a Force in East Africa

It is not often that we talk about a landlocked country as being important to the submarine fiber optic cable market.  But one such country is becoming a major factor in East Africa. 

World Bank: Storm Clouds Are Brewing for the Global Economy

Keeping in mind that the global economy is always a factor in the performance of the submarine cable market, the following is a summary of the just released World Bank’s semi-annual economic forecast. 

Ethiopia Telecom Privatization Leads New Wave of Deals

In spite of being landlocked, what happens in Ethiopia is significant for the submarine cable industry.  With a huge population and rapidly growing economy, the country has the potential to put a lot of Internet traffic on the global submarine cable network. 

ADB Plans to Scale-Up Presence in Samoa

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi met recently to examine opportunities for expanded collaboration and sign an agreement establishing a permanent ADB office in Samoa.

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