The Future of African Backbone & Metro Fibre Networks, 2018 Market Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com

August 22, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 22, 2018--The “The Future of African Backbone & Metro Fibre Networks” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

For the past two decades, the availability of affordable terrestrial fibre capacity has been one of the biggest obstacles to the development of the African Internet, a problem so complex few markets have managed to solve it, and many despairingly looked like they never might.

There is now urgency. Long regarded as an established, if not crippling feature in the structure of the African Internet, the terrestrial fibre gap was increasingly looking like a systemic digital development risk. Things are changing. The need to support 4G and FTTH network coverage and prepare for 5G is transforming metro capacity requirements.

Data center operators, cloud providers and global hyperscale Internet companies are upending demand models. Private fibrecos such as Liquid Telecom are building extensive cross-country fibre networks. Others, like Dark Fibre Africa and CSquared, are reimagining African metro fibre models and upsetting traditional pricing approaches. And a wide array of China-funded fibre backbone projects are transforming the African wholesale fibre landscape.

This report is the outcome of years of accumulated research, data, and insights, provides an unprecedented view into the dynamics underpinning the African terrestrial fibre market. It is also about how, and where to generate investor value in this mishmash of opportunity and risk. And finally, and perhaps, most of all, it is about whether Africa will, at last, solve the mother of all bottlenecks, and what this means for individual countries’ ability to partake in the next industrial revolution.

A reference report for all stakeholders and investors in the African connectivity and Internet infrastructure markets.

Key Topics Covered:

Introduction: Solving The Mother Of All Bottlenecks

Executive Summary

Part 1 - Of Supply & Demand For African Terrestrial Fibre

African Fibre Demand: Building For 4G, Preparing For 5G

African Fibre Demand: Alternative Networks, Hyperscale Internet And The Cloud

Part 2 - Investing In African Terrestrial Fibre

Investing In African Fibre: Which Markets Have The Most Upside?

Investing In African Fibre: The Rise Of The Metronet

Investing In African Terrestrial Fibre - The Players

Part 3 - Addressing Some Pressing, And Vexing Questions

African Terrestrial Fibre: A Case Of Private Sector Failure?

Are Government Backbones The Solution?

Part 4 - Country Focus Analysis

South Africa - Fibre Consolidation Is Coming

Nigeria - Will This (Potential) Fibre Giant Ever Rise?

Zambia - Small, With Upside

Companies Mentioned

Airtel Axione BCN Nigeria BCS Broadband Infraco Broadbased Nigeria Camtel Cell C Csquared Dark Fibre Africa Facebook FibreCo Fibrecom Huawei I H S Liquid Telecom MainOne Maroc Telecom MTN Orange Phase III SCPT Seacom Soliton Telmec Telkom SA Vodacom Zamtel

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