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1 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Evolution of the Middle Eastern and North African subsea cable capacity 1 E-age 2013 Tunis, Tunisia December th 2013 Yves Poppe Director Bus. Dev. & Strategy

2 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved 2 CORPORATE Interconnecting Arab States National R&E Networks Regional connectivity of Arab NRENs is essential to future growth An optimal and most cost efficient topology rests on two or three regional hubs congruent with the location of the most/best populated cable landing stations and facilities. Fujairah, Alexandria and Jeddah are the main hub locations to consider.

3 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Recent wave of build-out in Mediterranean and Middle-East is over. Optimal network topologies have to be planned accordingly. New Submarine cables entering service Source: Telegeography

4 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Incremental lit capacity per region Gradual transition from 10 to 100Gbps technology could multiply the amount of lit capacity to maybe five times the 2012 levels at the end of the period without many major new cable builds.

5 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Cable status as of december 2013 SMW-4, operational since 2005, had 3.59TBps lit at the end of 2012; upgrades have increased potential capacity to 6.48Tbps IMEWE in service since december 2010 had 3.66Tbps lit capacity at the end of 2012 and potential capacity of 9.6Tbps. TGN-EA Mumbai – Marseille in service since end gbps lit capacity, 8Tbps potential capacity. TGN-Gulf in service since february 2012; lit capacity of 760gbps, potential capacity of 2.56Tbps GBI in service since february 2012; 1Tbps lit capacity, potential capacity of 5 Tbps. FLAG FALCON operational since 2006 now has 520 gbps lit capacity and 6Tbps potential capacity. EIG : Egypt part completed in january 2012, 700gbps lit capacity, 2.88Tbps potential capacity MENA: RFS was sheduled for Q but still waiting for completion of Egypt crossing. Initial lit capacity 160gbps, potential capacity of 4.8Tbps RCN and JADI: still delayed due to Syria conflict. EPEG: RFS december gbps lit capacity, 3.2Tbps potential capacity

6 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Cable status as of december 2013 Loukkos: Morocco-Spain, RFS april Lit capacity of 80gbps, potential capacity of 1.28Tbps. Jonah: Israel-Italy: RFS January Potential capacity 12.8Tbps. Lit capacity not announced Silphium: Libya-Greece: RFS january gbps lit capacity, 1.2Tbps potential capacity. Planned for 2014 and 2015 Didon: Tunisia – Italy: announced in May 2013 by Orange Tunisie and Tunisia. Anticipated RFS may Has 32Tbps potential capacity. Alasia: Syria – Cyprus. Planned RFS Q Potential capacity of 25.6 Tbps. Will connect to Alexandros cable Europa: Lebanon- Cyprus, Planned RFS Q Will connect to Alexandros and IMEWE. Potential capacity of 25.6Tbps. Algeria – Spain : Algerie Telecom. RFS early 2014? Capacity? To watch in the coming years: RCN, Seamewe-5, AAE-1, BBG, MEETS

7 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Newest Mediterranean cables Maps: Telegeography DIDON SILPHIUM JONAH EUROPA ALASIA LOUKKOS ALGERIA-SPAIN

8 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved EIG SMW-4 MENA IMEWE TGN EA/SEACOM Maps: Telegeography

9 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved GBI TGN-Gulf FALCON Maps: Telegeography OMRAN

10 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Telecommunications arteries converging on Fujairah FALCON EIG TGN GULF TGN EA RCN - JADI

11 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Gulf Light in Fujairah

12 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved …….and the Etisalat Fujairah Smarthub Smarthub News, November 2013 issue

13 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Taj-Gloriad lambda R&E network

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16 ANA-100 at the Terena conference in june 2013

17 © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved Thank You © 2010 Tata Communications Ltd., All Rights Reserved The time has come to make Arab States NREN connectivity a reality


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