Michael Ruddy | Director of International Research
Terabit Consulting Inc. | United States

Michael Ruddy, Director of International Research, Terabit Consulting Inc.

Michael Ruddy has been the Director of International Research at Terabit Consulting since the company's founding in 2000. There, he has overseen the creation of a wide range of industry reports including the 1,600-page Undersea Cable Report and the International Telecommunications Infrastructure Analysis. He has also overseen market and traffic studies for dozens of fiber projects around the world, including the East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy), the Australia-Japan Cable (AJC), Hibernia Atlantic, the Seychelles East Africa System (SEAS), the Montserrat Caribbean Submarine Cable Project, the Central African Backbone, and the BIMP-EAGA Rink Project, among many others. In total his studies have resulted in the funding of several billions of dollars of fiber projects in virtually every region of the globe. Prior to joining Terabit Consulting, in the late-1990s he was responsible for the creation of the submarine cable market research program at Pioneer Consulting, where he created and authored the Worldwide Submarine Fiber Optic Systems report. Mr. Ruddy was also an analyst at Kessler Marketing Intelligence (KMI, where he authored studies that included Beyond ACMA and SONET/SDH) and performed market analysis for the US Department of Commerce in Montreal, Canada. He was also a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.


Day One @ 15:15

Panel: Connecting the Underserved – Bridging connectivity gaps in remote regions

  • What is the current state of connectivity in underserved regions and where are the existing gaps? Are there new routes planned to fill these gaps?
  • Are existing cables sufficient to fulfill the bandwidth demands of the population?
  • While cable projects in underserved markets are mainly led by multilateral development banks, private players have increased investment in recent years. How are financing models for underserved regions evolving?
  • How can less-developed markets create open-access frameworks to facilitate investment by institutional, public and private stakeholders?

Day One @ 17:00

Closing Keynote Panel: ‘Coopetition’ and collaboration in a digital economy

  • How are content and cloud service providers changing the landscape of the subsea cable industry?
  • How do the business model, traffic growth pattern and diversity requirements differ from traditional subsea networks?
  • What is the approach to establishing open partnerships and customer models between OTTs and carriers?
  • What is the selection criteria in choosing partners for co-builds?
last published: 24/Sep/18 11:15 GMT

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