No other consultancy can match Terabit's global experience and ongoing analysis of over 250 markets.
On-site projects in more than 70 countries. More than $5 billion in financing raised. Strategic analysis of more than 250 global markets. Satisfying clients for over 18 years.
Recent Terabit Consulting Projects
US-Brazil Submarine Cable
Terabit Consulting completed multiple traffic and market studies, including forecasts of traffic demand, pricing, and market share, for Seaborn Networks and its financing partners as part of financial close and due diligence. The Seabras-1 cable became ready-for-service (RFS) in 2017, offering more than 70 Tbps of carrier-independent, low-latency capacity between the US and Latin America.
Asia-Africa-Europe Submarine Cable
Terabit performed a detailed analysis and forecast of wholesale bandwidth demand in 20 countries, as well as strategic price and market share analyses, for a major investor in the 25,000-kilometer Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable project as part of the investor's business case evaluation. AAE-1 entered service in 2017 and the investor subsequently executed wholesale agreements for more than 1 Tbps in IRU sales during the first two quarters of operation.
Australia-US Submarine Cable
Hawaiki's business plan and investors' due diligence was based on market and traffic analysis carried out by Terabit Consulting. Subsea laying of the $350 million cable, connecting Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the US West Coast, began in late-2017. The cable will enter service in 2018, bringing Australians and New Zealanders their first new link to the continental US since 2000. Bandwidth prices in Australia & NZ have already become significantly more competitive as a result.
Digital CASA Initiative
Central Asian Terrestrial Fiber Network
For the world's largest multilateral development bank, Terabit executed a detailed analysis and forecast of markets, regulations, bandwidth demand, and infrastructure in underserved Central Asian markets. Terabit proposed three phases of network deployment and evaluated feasibility, costs, and benefits for each: Phase I, consisting of OPGW deployment within the aegis of the CASA-1000 program; Phase II, consisting of infrastructure sharing among incumbent fiber optic network operators, and Phase III, consisting of new construction.
Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway
Since 2012 Terabit has served as the primary market advisor for the United Nations' AP-IS project, which leverages linear infrastructure to improve regional connectivity. Terabit has performed detailed analysis of 29 markets, modeled traffic flows, inventoried and mapped existing networks, and identified cross-border gaps in connectivity. Terabit has also explored policy, operational, and financing options to improve regional connectivity (including public-private partnerships), as well as synergies between existing transport infrastructure and fiber optic network deployment.
Int'l. Fiber for the First Time in 20 Years
The British Overseas Territory of Montserrat has been without international fiber optic connectivity since the eruption of the Soufrière Hills Volcano in 1995. Terabit Consulting has worked with the Government of Montserrat and the UK Department for International Development to develop a viable business plan for reconnecting the island to submarine fiber and expansion of domestic broadband. The international cable link is expected to enter service by 2019.
Middle East ICT Hub
Engineering a Proactive Regulatory Environment
Terabit issued strategic recommendations, scenarios, and roadmaps to the most proactive national telecommunications regulator in the Gulf region, as part of an effort to position the country as an international ICT hub through the development of improved international telecommunications infrastructure. The project also included detailed analysis, forecasting, and benchmarking of international telecommunications infrastructure in six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and other peer markets worldwide.
Nigeria Fiber & Broadband
Reverse Trade Mission
Terabit Consulting served as Technical Expert for the US Trade and Development Agency and accompanied a distinguished delegation of high-level public and private sector representatives from Nigeria to facilitate the exchange of ideas with government and industry leaders in Washington, DC, North Carolina, and Silicon Valley, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, Corning, CommScope, the FCC, Ex-Im Bank, and the World Bank Group.
Caribbean Submarine Cable
Deep Blue Cable, with strong financial backing from the leading telecommunications entrepreneur in the Caribbean region, has quickly emerged as a progressive force in the highly-fragmented Caribbean bandwidth industry. The company commissioned Terabit Consulting to identify the region's strongest growth opportunities, refine its list of target markets, and evaluate competitive positioning. The cable will enter service in 2020.
Pacific Light Cable Network
Transpacific Submarine Cable
Terabit analyzed the market demand for transpacific bandwidth and developed detailed forecasts of traffic, pricing, market share, and revenue for a major investor in the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), which will combine C + L bands to transmit 144 Tbps of capacity over a distance of 13,000 kilometers between Hong Kong and Los Angeles. The system's unique business strategy, oriented toward content providers' traffic, required innovative mapping and forecasting of next-generation network topologies.
Indian Ocean Submarine Cable
Within an advisory team accompanied by its long-time expert partner Axiom SAS of Paris, Terabit Consulting delivered a detailed market and traffic study to the Mauritian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, which commissioned an analysis of the market opportunity and business plan for connecting the island of Rodrigues, which was dependent upon a weak, expensive 10 Mbps satellite link for its connectivity. The investigation, analysis, and modeling undertaken by Terabit and Axiom yielded positive results and in November of 2017 the Government of Mauritius officially launched construction of the Mauritius-Rodrigues Submarine Cable (MARS), scheduled to enter service in 2019.
Seychelles-East Africa (SEAS)
African Submarine Cable
Terabit's traffic and market study for the Seychelles-East Africa System was developed in collaboration with each of the country's telecom operators as well as government stakeholders and was ultimately used to finance the nation's first undersea fiber optic cable. In the study, residential demand for telecommunications and Internet services was broken down based on affordability and elasticity in ten income tiers; demand from the tourism sector included a forecast of occupancy rates, among other factors. Detailed models of demand were also developed for the education, health care, military, manufacturing, transport, communications, finance, government, and diplomatic sectors.
Middle East Due Diligence
Submarine and Terrestrial Network
Terabit performed detailed due diligence on behalf of a Middle East investor, examining international bandwidth demand, the market for managed services (layer 2 and layer 3), the need for geographic redundancy, 100 Gbps implementation, competitive positioning, and overall business strategy, as well as capex and opex. Terabit collaborated on-site with the network operator to perform an independent review business plan and strategy.
BIMP-EAGA Best Cable
Southeast Asia Submarine & Terrestrial Network
As part of an advisory team with its expert partner Axiom SAS of Paris, Terabit Consulting conducted a detailed analysis of bandwidth demand, pricing, market share, competitive positioning, addressable customers, and transit demand for a submarine and terrestrial fiber optic network connecting Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines within the aegis of the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), which has promoted the PPP project as a key connectivity initiative integral to regional integration. The research and analysis process included site visits to each of the four markets and close collaboration with operators and other stakeholders to ensure accurate modeling and forecasting.
Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS)
Latin American Submarine Cable
Terabit evaluated the investment opportunity for a consortium member in the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), which connected the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America in 2015. The analysis included detailed research and demand modeling of 14 markets, identification and evaluation of bandwidth customers, a thorough analysis of existing and proposed international fiber projects, complex market share and pricing forecasts based on the provisioned and planned capacity of 92 international operators; and revenue, opex, capex, and risk forecasts.