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Located on the Arab Peninsula, Saudi Arabia is the fifth largest country in Asia and the second largest in the Arab World. It features land borders with Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE and it also has coastlines with the Red Sea and the Persian Sea. Arid and mountainous, the country is dominated by the Arabian Desert. The Saudi economy is dominated by petroleum but it also has sectors in gold and mineral mining, agriculture and cultural and religious tourism, including the famous Hajj pilgrimages. The population of Saudi Arabia is just over 33 million, and a large percentage of this figure is comprised of non-nationalised immigrants.

Vision 2030

The Saudi government has developed a Vision 2030 programme which aims to, like many other countries in the Middle East, to diversify its economy away from petroleum. As part of this strategy, and to promote business services across the country, this Vision includes the promotion of digital technology such as ICT development and investment in broadband infrastructure. At present, there are over 23 million Internet users - around 70% of the population. Of these users, the majority use mobile broadband and access the Internet over mobile phones or other devices.

Despite the relatively high level of Internet penetration in Saudi Arabia, there is a need to improve access to Internet services in rural areas. By implementing better access to the Internet, the government will be able to expand its range of services to rural areas, delivering government services and critical e-health, -e-education and e-commerce solutions. Easy Internet access in turn will stimulate education, growth and prosperity and help to drive the country forward to meet its 2030 goals. The challenge arises when fibre or other terrestrial technologies must be used to provide these areas with high speed connectivity as it becomes extremely expensive to cover such a large country in this way.

BusinessCom Services for Saudi Arabian Clients

BusinessCom can enable this acceleration in Internet access in a cost effective way across Saudi Arabia through its satellite broadband Internet solution. The solution can meet the requirements of a wide range of users, from households to businesses to government and military. The installation of a VSAT requires a just a power source and a clear line of sight to a satellite. No other infrastructure is needed, so this may be deployed anywhere, even in the most remote areas. The solution is turn-key and customised to user requirements by BusinessCom’s team of experts. The system also features excellent Quality of Service and technical support and guaranteed Service Level Agreements. VSAT-based solutions enable the full variety of applications such as VoIP, video conferencing, IP data exchange and streaming. With the rapid adoption of mobile broadband, VSAT-based solutions can also be obtained from BusinessCom to enable Mobile Network Operators to extend their mobile 2G, 3G and 4Gnetworks out to more remote regions of the country cost-effectively and quickly enabling them to capture a larger subscriber base.

BusinessCom Networks provide extensive solutions that can quickly bridge gaps in connectivity across Saudi Arabia, yet at a price that is affordable and with no compromise on quality. Speak to us to find out how we can help you to achieve your communications goals.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Oman are:

  • Broadband Internet access
  • Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
  • Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA
  • Star, Mesh and hybrid Star/Mesh topology networks
  • Full support of accelerated VPN, CITRIX, ERM and other business applications
  • Highly secure operation with optional AES embedded encryption
  • Global C-Band coverage and sub-Sahara Ku-Band
  • Landing at top tier redundant IP facilities in Western Europe and United States
  • Sentinel-based QoS, bandwidth management and optimization platform

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