Sibesh Bhattacharya | Senior Infrastructure Specialist – ICT, Pacific Department
Asian Development Bank | Philippines

Sibesh Bhattacharya, Senior Infrastructure Specialist – ICT, Pacific Department, Asian Development Bank

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Day Two @ 14:15

Panel: Trends in cable project financing – what’s next?

  •     The consortium model has historically been the prevalent construction model, but it is complex and difficult to manage due to the differing interests of members. What future is there for the consortium model? Will we see substantial adaptations to it or even see it fade as an industry model?
  •     We are seeing increasing investment from OTTs in cable networks, sometimes with traditional carriers involved – is this a successful model?  How long will it continue? 
  •     Is securing one or more large contracts from OTTs sufficient for a developer of a private cable to obtain financing?  Are OTTs a source of direct financing for developers of new private cables? 
  •     In recent years several systems have been financed by Private Entity firms, development banks and non-traditional lenders. What innovative financing solutions will emerge in the next few years? Is PE funding back and what’s its future?
  •     What is the role for vendor/supplier financing in cables (whether consortium or private)?
  •     With the changing profile of system ownership and customer base, will we see a change in risk sharing/apportioning and the standard project finance model? 
  •     With the increased involvement of data centres in the subsea cable industry, will we see data centres investing in cables in the near future?  

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