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1 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - SAT3/WASC/SAFE – Public / Private Global Partnership

2 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - SAT-3/WASC/SAFE – what is it? 27,850 km submarine cable system The name: – 3 rd South Atlantic Telephone cable – SAT3 – West Africa Submarine Cable - WASC – South Africa – Far East - SAFE – Acronym: SAT3/WASC/SAFE Commercial service since April 2002 Design capacity – 120Gb/s (6m tel. calls)

3 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - SAT-3/WASC/SAFE Portugal 2. Spain 3. Senegal 4. Cote dIvoire 5. Ghana 6. Benin 7. Nigeria 8. Cameroon 9. Gabon 10. Angola 11. South Africa (1) 12. South Africa (2) 13. Reunion 14. Mauritius 15. India 16. Malaysia

4 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - SAT-3/WASC/SAFE – the partnership The consortium co-owners: –Africa: 12 investors (46%) –America: 4 investors (14%) –Asia: 8 investors (17%) –Europe:12 investors (23%) Construction & Maintenance Agreement –Shareholders agreement depicting rights and liabilities –Cable system construction, maintenance and operation SAT-3/WASC/SAFE serves as a shining example in demonstrating the ability of African and Global telecommunications companies to work together in harmony towards realizing an important building block in pursuit of the development and improvement of African infrastructure

5 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - THE PARTNERSHIP APPROACH LEVERAGING GLOBAL ECONOMIES SEA-ME-WE-3 (Phase 1) – RFS 1999 SAT-3/WASC (Phase 2) – RFS 2002 SAFE ASIA EUROPE

6 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - Telkom View on AFRICAN Partnerships The RIGHT Partnership – A completed AFRICAN FIBRE RING SEA-ME-WE-3 PHASE 1 EAST AFRICA PHASE 3 SAT-3/WASC/SAFE PHASE 2 SEA-ME-WE-2

7 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL SEA ME WE 3 SAFE SAT-3/WASC EASSy GLOBAL VIEW

8 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - CABLE ADVANTAGES FOR AFRICA Ownership of the infrastructure Improves business applications and internet speed (less latency) Increases the available bandwidth for specific country / region Ability to access numerous regional / neighbouring countries Ability to access >150 countries globally Reduce the regions dependency on satellite Lower network costs at higher bandwidth Cost reductions can be used to address domestic needs Facilitates cooperation – i.e. shared backhaul / cable stations

9 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - MACRO LESSONS Consider existing gaps Position as a global system Co-operate Expect to pay for it Operator involvement Flexibility Avoid oversupply or nice to have

10 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - MACRO LESSONS (2) Gain momentum with serious Parties Establish a robust / redundant network Own / control strategic infrastructure Active participation Expect to work Make financial arrangements early If its commercially viable – do it – if not …

11 - COMPANY CONFIDENTIAL - THANK YOU JOHAN MEYER EXECUTIVE GLOBAL CAPACITY BUSINESS TELKOM SOUTH AFRICA


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