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Famous as a holiday destination, Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign state located in the West Indies, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Antigua and Barbuda are the main islands but there are several other smaller islands that make up the state. With a population of just over 103,000, tourism is a main employer on the islands. Investment banking and financial services are also a growth industry with many of the world’s banks with offices in Antigua. The telecom industry is also growing and considerable investments have been made in LTE and fibre services.

Paradise Archipelago

In 2017, there was 73% Internet penetration across Antigua and Barbuda. It is evident that the government is making great efforts to push this number up further and to get more of its population connected by broadband. The islands have embraced ICT and the government understand the correlation between broadband access and the development of the economy. It has established some key institutions on the islands such as an information technology centre, a Wide Area Network and a government data centre. A strategic plan has been put together which has several aims, the principal being to raise public awareness of importance of ICT and the Internet; to deliver online government services; to create an e-commerce platform and to accelerate the access to affordable computers. The government is actively looking for partners in the private sector to help to deliver on its ambitions for the digital future of the islands.

In terms of mobile cellular services, these are popular as the proliferation of the smartphone is happening across the islands. In 2014, there were around 120 mobile subscriptions for every 100 people. There is high demand for data and many people use their phones to access the Internet.

Geographic Challenges

For island nations like Antigua and Barbuda, it can be particularly challenging to deliver broadband and mobile broadband services due to geographic and funding constraints. However, access to broadband services is a key part of the government’s development strategy. It will be important that solutions are found to drive up the penetration rate for broadband access for individuals and businesses.

BusinessCom Networks has vast experience of delivering satellite-based broadband connectivity to island nations and driving down the costs of installations. Using flexible, scalable and affordable VSAT solutions, we can provide a broadband or a cellular service that is rapidly deployed, costs a fraction of the amount of fibre and eliminates the need for the construction of cell towers in the harder-to-reach areas of Antigua and Barbuda. We provide a solution that enables ISPs to reach out beyond their usual coverage areas to tap into new regions and markets on both C- and Ku-band platforms. We will work with you to find the right solution for your requirements and will provide you with tool to ensure that your bandwidth is used to its very best potential. Like ISPs, we can also enable expansion of cellular networks through our cellular backhaul solution which overcomes the lack of existing infrastructure, is rapidly deployable, instantly increases service coverage and delivers a complete range of voice and data services.


BusinessCom is ready to help your business to connect those that are currently difficult to reach on Antigua and Barbuda and surrounding islands. Access to broadband can then help people and businesses to improve their opportunities and ultimately, their futures.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Antigua & Barbuda 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

With a population of over 51 million, South Korea is located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The country is home to dramatic, mountainous landscapes, coastal plains, rolling hills and valleys. The country has gone through a great transformation, to become a technological powerhouse and a global provider of electronics and other high technology products and also vessels such as cruise ships.

South Koreans have a very urban-based lifestyle and the country is very technologically advanced with an educated and skilled workforce. The country is the world’s largest spender on R&D and is renowned as an innovator.

As a technological nation, one would expect to see high levels of smartphone adoption and networks that can accommodate this usage. South Korea boasts the highest smartphone ownership in the world and there is excellent 4G LTE coverage across the country. South Korea also has the world’s fastest Internet speed overall, and both mobile and fixed line infrastructure delivers high speeds. The country is also making its move towards 5G and network tests are currently being carried out in areas of Seoul.

South Korea is very well connected, especially in urban areas, where the majority of the population live, but there are still areas of population that are not yet connected to the Internet and this is something that can be addressed using satellite-based solutions. The South Korean government has placed great emphasis on the use of broadband for essential services such as e-government, e-health and e-learning and has used this to good effect. To take these services to those who do not currently have access in more remote locations across the country, satellite provides an ideal, cost-effective solution. BusinessCom is a leading provider of VSAT broadband services for areas that are currently not connected by terrestrial connectivity means. VSAT terminals are easy to deploy even in mountainous and inhospitable areas where it is impossible to put down terrestrial networks. They allow the full range of IP services, enabling communities to enjoy the benefits that broadband brings to urban areas.

For mobile broadband, BusinessCom can provide connectivity for rural mobile networks where Mobile Network Operators can struggle to access, bringing more ubiquitous connectivity in remote regions of South Korea. Delivery of 2G, 3G and 4G services is made easy and the infrastructure is completely independent of local infrastructure.

With the deployment of 5G on the cards in South Korea, satellite will also have an important role to play in terms of providing coverage in areas that are more difficult to reach.

Though South Korea is a very well connected and technologically advanced country, there is still some requirement for the delivery of services in the more hard to reach areas. Satellite-based solutions from BusinessCom provide easy, scalable and cost-effective access to the broadband connectivity that is so important to our modern world. BusinessCom can provide full assistance at every step to tailor a network that suits your requirements whether you are a business, governmental organisation or community.
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