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Satellite Internet in the Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a country in Central America. Bordered by Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador and the Caribbean Sea, the country has a population of just under 5 million. The country is rich in biodiversity which attracts tourism as well as its stunning landscape which comprises mountains and small islands. The country’s economy is still very much based upon agriculture with export of bananas, coffee, sugar and beef an important part of the sector. However, the Costa Rican economy has also become more service-based.

Digital Gap

Telecommunications in Costa Rica are supported by a fairly modern infrastructure. The country enjoys the second highest Internet penetration in Central America after Chile. However, challenges lie in the distribution of broadband which has resulted in a digital gap. The telecoms sector has gone through a process of liberalisation and the government introduced a national broadband strategy in 2011 in order to further develop its digital strategy, providing better access to ICTs in schools and using broadband to enhance healthcare, e-government and enterprise.

Mobile phone use is prevalent across Costa Rica and use has grown significantly over the past few years. In 2016, there were 8.3 million mobile subscriptions. The use of data has also skyrocketed.

Leveraging Satellite Services in Costa Rica

To overcome the uneven spread of broadband distribution, use of satellite broadband can be considered across Costa Rica. Satellite networks provide the ideal solution for distribution of networks as terminals can be placed anywhere and are completely independent of any existing infrastructure. So, no matter how remote the need is, a VSAT terminal can be installed rapidly and broadband service initiated. BusinessCom Networks have vast experience in delivering VSAT-based broadband networks across Central America. Delivery of broadband to regions outside of urban centres means that communities across the country can access vital information and services from healthcare and education to tools that can enable them to grow their small to medium sized businesses, creating knowledge, wealth and prosperity.

In terms of mobile data access, these networks can also be expanded using VSAT-based satellite networks that backhaul traffic, delivering services to areas that mobile network operators find it difficult or impossible to reach. With an ever increasing amount of people using mobile data to access the Internet, it has become critical that mobile networks are accessible beyond urban centres.

BusinessCom enables expansion of broadband and mobile networks and will work with you to ensure that every requirement is met. We design, install and operate the networks in line with your requirements, providing highly scalable and reliable network that will support the applications that are so sought after today. BusinessCom is constantly innovating to bring customers the very best in terms of service delivery. We are also absolutely dedicated to keeping costs down and making broadband affordable with the best possible speeds yet with no compromise on quality.

As the capability of satellites grows, delivering higher throughput at lower costs, we strive to stay at the cutting edge so that we can provide effective solutions no matter where they are required, allowing Costa Ricans to access a plethora of services and to stimulate socio-economic development.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Costa Rica 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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