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Satellite Internet in the Barbados

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The stunning island country of Barbados is located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean region of North America, north east of Trinidad and Tobago with St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as its closest neighbours. Just 34km in length and with a population of just over 285,000, Barbados is the 53rd richest country in terms of GDP. Historically, its economy was dependent on sugarcane cultivation but today it has diversified into the manufacturing and tourism sectors. The country is a hugely popular tourist destination, very popular with cruise lines as well, and boasts tourist hotspots such as Harrison’s Cave, Flowers Forest Park and Hilaby Mountain.

Tourist Heaven

The tourist industry has most certainly been a catalyst for Barbados in terms of the advancement of its telecommunications infrastructure. Therefore, the island is well-connected. The tourists that arrive at the island demand excellent connectivity, whether they are using their mobile phones or broadband in hotels or on the move. The resorts also require a high standard of connectivity. Therefore, there has been increasing investment in LTE services. Telecom is very much a growth area for Barbados and is growing in terms of both voice and data. Mobile phone penetration is very high with 117 mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 people, according to Statista. In terms of Internet access, around 80% of people are connected and have access.

Space for Satellite Internet Services

Though the penetration rate for broadband and for mobile services is high in Barbados, there are still areas of the island where broadband Internet is not available and a portion of the population that is not yet benefitting from Internet access. The government has set up a web portal that features many government services for both citizens and business and recognises the importance of e-governance and the digital economy to the island.

The main challenge for the government to extend broadband access to other areas of Barbados is that is can often be cost prohibitive and terrestrial networks are not always a viable technology to transport broadband to areas that do not yet have access. However, there is a very cost-effective solution available through BusinessCom Networks that will allow very cost-effective, flexible and highly reliable access to broadband no matter where on the island it is required.

Satellite VSAT technology delivered by BusinessCom can transform access to a host of applications through a scalable broadband network. Internet Service Providers can extend their reach with a VSAT network that is specifically designed to meet their requirements. We have extensive experience in supporting ISPs and providing service solutions in C- and Ku-band platforms using both shared and dedicated bandwidth. We can allow applications such as Internet browsing and also real-time, bandwidth hungry applications such as videoconferencing and VoIP which offer cost-effective means of communications for individuals and also businesses, of which there are many on the island of Barbados. We also realise that bandwidth requires careful management and our management solution optimised for VSAT services which provides a simple means for enterprises and ISPs to allocate bandwidth where it is needed most.

Contact us to discuss your needs and to extend your reach to the harder-to-access parts of Barbados.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Barbados 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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