Last updated: 1 Dec 2009 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 11
Analyst: Kylie Wansink
Archived report. This report was archived in 2010 and has not been updated since. Activity in the submarine cable sector continued throughout 2009 with many cable build-out announcements coming from around the world. Network upgrades are also on the agenda for some existing systems. Collaboration continues as companies work together to share building costs in the current economic climate. One of the big developments in global telecoms is that many African countries are gaining access to fibre optic international submarine cables for the first time. This report provides a high-level overview of the submarine cable sector, with a focus on developments since the last boom. It includes examples of major in-service and proposed submarine systems and data on global submarine investments and costs.
As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.
Before leaving Parliament, I particularly wish to record my thanks to you for your generous and constructive participation in the deliberations that generated significant economic policy reforms for the Australian community. Continuous economic transformation is a key challenge that faces all Governments.
The development of sound public policy should always be contestable. Ultimately, good and equitable outcomes are not concessions to any particular interest group, but the careful balancing of interests to create the greatest possible benefit for the nation. You have contributed to that, and I sincerely thank you for it.
Greg Combet, Former Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
BuddeComm's strategic business reports contain a combination of both primary and secondary research statistics, analyses written by our senior analysts supported by a network of experts, industry contacts and researchers from around the world as well as our own scenario forecasts.
For more details, please see:
A selection of downloadable samples from our Annual Publications catalogue.
Have the latest telecommunications industry news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to Paul's FREE weekly News & Views.