[Submarine Cable] Excess Capacity in 2016 ?


From my analysis on submarinecable map 2015 ; year 2016 will have excess capacity because about 7 cable system will RFS in that year.

imageThe capacity will enough for 10 years demand forecast by most of carriers. If you look back in year 2004-2005; the same pattern happend in the submarine cable industry. In average 10 years booming pattern.

What are strategy that carrier can adopt to ensure the capacity are utilised, generating more revenues or expedite ROI or pay back period on investment ?

I think the following approach or strategy can be adopted by carriers:

1. Pre RFS Sales ; meaning that sell the capacity in 2015 instead of wait till it is RFS in 2016.

2. Capacity swap between carriers in different cable systems with different routes.

3. Start Early Marketing –  start to contact your potential customer early ; get their forecast; co location / space required and destinations.

4. OCU – Occasional Common Use – for middle east countries may prepare for World Cup. I think that is one of reason why Ooredoo are investing in both SMW5 and AAE-1.

5.I will add more after after this  .


TM, TT dotCom to install submarine cable

TM, TT dotCom to install submarine cable

3 MARCH 2015 @ 9:30 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and TT dotCom Sdn Bhd (TTdC) are set to jointly install a submarine cable connecting Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

Dubbed ‘Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M), the project was awarded by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission MCMC to TM through a Public-Private Partnership arrangement between both parties.

Following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between TM and TTdC today, a SKR1M Consortium would be set up for SKR1M development.

“Upon the signing of the MoU and the formation of SKR1M Consortium, the parties shall proceed with the tender exercise to determine the preferred technology partner to supply, deliver and implement SKR1M,” TM said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia.

During the MoU period, TM said the parties would also develop the principles for the construction and maintenance agreement (C&MA), where it would establish the rules governing the implementation and management of SKR1M.

The term of duration of the MoU is three months or it will expire upon execution of the C&MA, whichever is earlier.

In another note, TM said its wholly owned subsidiary, Tulip Maple Bhd has received the Securities Commission’s approval for the proposed establishment of the Sukuk programme.

The Sukuk programme shall provide TM with the flexibility to manage its fund-raising requirements and to have an alternative access to debt funding, in addition to conventional bank borrowings.

The Sukuk proceeds would be utilised by the company for capital expenditure and business operating requirements or as set forth in the pricing supplement for the relevant series, where such utilisation shall be Syariah-compliance. — BERNAMA

PropertyGuru eNewsletter: Plan for new home buyers

PropertyGuru eNewsletter: Plan for new home buyers

People looking to buy their first home within the next year should have a plan in mind and it’s important to have a plan in place to ensure you’re on the right track for qualifying for a mortgage. While buyers cannot control variables such as interest rates, house prices and qualifying guidelines, they can educate themselves about factors that they can control, like credit score, down payment and housing needs and wants.

To come up with a one-year plan, a buyer will have to talk to a mortgage broker or lender who can help figure out the right type of home loan as well as how much can be borrowed based on the buyer’s financial situation.The mortgage pro can also help the buyer review his credit history and make changes that will place the buyer on a better position to acquire a home. Buyers should also have a target price range and they should also have an idea of where they want to live – whether they want to live in a spread-out place or near a certain transit line or school district.

Buyers should also work with the right agent.

If you’re working with an agent who’s going to push you into making a decision when you’re not ready, you’re probably not working with the right agent. Be happy you sat down with them a year ahead of time rather than three months ahead of time because you can cross them off your list. Having an agent who is familiar with the buyer’s targeted area will be of much help in finding homes that are not listed. Buyers who want to shop online can research homes, neighbourhoods and agents on real estate websites. However, a caveat is in order.

Early in the stages of looking for a home, online is a great place to start. You get a good general sense. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of bad information on real estate websites. There is possibly a lot of false hope there. Realize that not everything you see online is 100 percent accurate.

You can never fine-tune your search too early. Having a good idea of the type of neighbourhood you’re looking for and the qualities within that neighbourhood that are preferences versus must-haves is really important.

Source: Property Guru News Letrer


Takaful Concept

Takaful means ‘guaranteeing each other’ in Arabic, it is an Islamic system of mutual insurance built around the concept of ‘cooperation’. Cooperative contributions are made with the intention of helping other participants face with difficulties and eliminating the resemblance of Takaful to gambling and exploitation. Each participant contributes to a fund to cover expected claims, while also benefiting from a share of investment returns.


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