Proceeding Details

Title:How Traditional Traffic Flows are Changing: The Eve of New Global Submarine Cable Networks?
TitleEtc:, Chief Executive Officer, DE-CIX Management GmbH, Germany
Abstract:Traditional traffic flows are changing. Already today, more and more submarine cables are landing in Southern Europe, especially the Iberian Peninsula, Marseille and the Mediterranean coast, due to its strategic position. On top,IP traffic will triple worldwide to 3.3 zettabytes per year by 2021, and Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific have the strongest traffic growth rates. DE-CIX has conducted a white paper in cooperation with TeleGeography on which general factors are actually driving new submarine cable developments also identifying the sources of growth demand. The study presents forecasts of investments in submarine cables by routes, focusing specifically on transatlantic, MidEast & Africa, and LatAm routes, highlighting significant recent and upcoming projects. On top, DE-CIX will highlight internet and colocation growth in New York, Miami, Marseille, and Madrid, including a general commentary on potential demand for new hub markets in Africa, Southern Europe, and North America.