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3.1.1. In Europe . 14

3.1.2. Focus on France .. 14

3.1.3. In Africa 17

4. Satellite fast and ultra-fast broadband: current status . 18

4.1. Increasing bandwidth for two-way satellite access . 18

4.1.1. How it works .. 18

4.1.2. Technical specificities tied to use of the Ka band 20

4.1.3. Economic advantages of using the Ka band . 21

4.1.4. Increasingly competitive commercial offers 22

4.1.5. Terminal subsidies key to success . 23

4.2. Numerous innovations lead to better services .. 24

4.2.1. In Europe . 24

4.2.2. In Africa 35

4.3. Industry preparing for ultra-fast broadband via satellite 39

4.3.1. Terabit Satellite . 39

4.3.2. Megasat 39

5. European market migrating to ultra-fast broadband offers clear

opportunities for satellite 41

5.1. Fiber to the Home . 41

5.2. LTE and LTE-Advanced 48

5.3. The future of satellite lies in its complementarity with terrestrial networks . 56

6. In Africa, what is the real potential for satellite broadband? . 61

6.1. Current status of fixed broadband 61

6.2. Current status of mobile broadband 63

6.3. The massive deployment of underwater cables has changed the stakes .. 66Satellite Ultra-Broadband

7. Market segmentation criteria in Europe . 69

7.1. Socio-economic criteria . 69

7.1.1. PC penetration .. 69

7.1.2. Per capita GDP . 70

7.1.3. Rural/urban population density . 71

7.2. Criteria surrounding terrestrial broadband and ultra-fast broadband rollouts 72

7.2.1. DSL network coverage . 72

7.2.2. FTTx network coverage 77

7.2.3. 3G network coverage 79

7.2.4. Broadband access penetration . 81

7.2.5. Internet access speeds . 82

7.2.6. Internet access prices 84

7.3. Key issues and areas of uncertainty .. 86

7.3.1. Tied to the development of wireline and wireless terrestrial networks .. 86

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