Subsea Asia 2019
02 December 2019 | China - Macau (SAR) Macau SAR
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: RIDING THE WAVE OF DEMAND - ENHANCING CONNECTIVITY WITHIN AND BEYOND ASIA-PACIFIC
With digital transformation driving the demand for more data and lower latency bandwidth across Asia, the need for greater capacity is ever growing. 5G networks are being deployed to meet this demand and subsea cables are an essential link in the chain. As many of the incumbent subsea cable systems connect Asia to Europe and the Americas, increasingly other cable systems are being built to ensure connectivity within Asia, including the thousands of islands dotting the Indian, Andaman and Pacific Oceans.
- As more high capacity systems become ready for service, what will the impact be on existing cables on similar routes?
- How are the changing dynamics of consortiums driving investment in new cables?
- What are the benefits of investing in a private cable system?
- What are the underserved routes in Asia and why are these attractive to investors?
- Which technologies have facilitated quicker and cheaper cable builds, especially in South-East Asia, where there is minimal existing infrastructure?
- How will submarine cable building activity facilitate economic cooperation between countries in the region?
TECHNICAL PRESENTATION: OPTIMISING UNDERSEA EFFICIENCY THROUGH SDM & OPEN SYSTEM MODELS
CONSULTANT ADDRESS: PLUMBING NEW DEPTHS - HOW AND WHERE TO IDENTIFY A SUITABLE ROUTE
PANEL DISCUSSION: THE INTERPLAY OF CARRIERS AND OTTS IN CONSORTIUMS
For a few years now, OTTs have been investing in submarine cables in order to keep up with their demand for capacity. In many instances, OTTs have their own fibre optic pairs within a consortium-owned cable, and are looking to build wholly independent cables. The panel discusses how balance has shifted in terms of partnerships between OTTs and carriers in the subsea space.
- How are OTTs directing the future of the submarine cable industry?
- How do you balance the differing priorities of OTTs and telcos within a consortium?
- How are carriers maintaining revenues in a rapidly changing market?
- How has investing in subsea cable systems allowed content giants to transition into the digital age and adopt a cloud-first approach?
- How might content giants such as Tencent and Alibaba benefit from starting to invest, or increasing initial investments in submarine cables?
Some ten years ago, a submarine cable project involved 10+ parties, in order to share the construction cost. For a few years now, the new submarine cable players tend to invest privately in proprietary submarine cable projects. What drives the Evolution of Submarine Cable Investment? Who accelerates the Evolution? How will the Evolution take place? Who will benefit from this Evolution?