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Satellite Internet in the Haiti

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Haiti is located in the island of Hispaniola, next to the Dominican Republic in the Greater Antilles archipelago. With a population of 10.85 million, Haiti is the second most populous nation in the Caribbean. Haiti is also the most mountainous island in the Caribbean and is located on the Enriquillo Plantain Garden fault system which leaves it very prone to earthquakes. The island has fallen vistim to two devastating natural disasters in the last decade. The first was the earthquake of 2010 which measured 7.0 and was followed by 52 aftershocks. Then, Hurricane Matthew battered the island in 2016 during which winds of 150mph were measured. Both events destroyed the island’s homes and infrastructure, causing huge damage. Despite the damage caused, Haiti has managed to recover its tourist industry and it is a favourite cruise ship destination. The economy is very dependent on the manufacture of clothing and also agriculture as one of the world’s biggest producers of vetiver which is used in the production of essential oils and perfumes.

Revival of the Broken Nation

As a result of the earthquake and hurricane, the communications infrastructure was badly compromised. The Haitian telecoms sector requires significant improvement overall. Low speed Internet access is available in Port au Prince and other cities through cybercafes. However, outside of the cities, there is much need for improved access. Internet penetration in 2017 stood at 11.9% of the population. The two ISPs on the island are working to improve reach through the installation of fibre optic cables and antennas but fixed line access is low as is access to PCs and computer equipment. Mobile phone growth has been significant across Haiti and the majority of Haitians will use their mobile phones to access the Internet. In 2016, according to Statista, there were 6.5 million cellular subscriptions in Haiti. There has been a notable rise in popularity of certain mobile money apps which give people more freedom with their finances.

Satellite Internet Services on Haiti

Satellite provides a means of helping Haiti to overcome the challenges of connecting its population to the Internet and also other means of communications. BusinessCom Networks provides a range of affordable, satellite-based solutions that can empower Haitians through connectivity. Firstly, BusinessCom can help ISPs that are trying to expand into new areas to do so cost-effectively and rapidly with a highly scalable VSAT network that enables ISPs to provide high-speed connectivity to cybercafes, for example. BusienssCom has a huge amount of experience in helping ISPs with solutions that are tailored to their requirements and that ensure their customers receive the most appropriate bandwidth for their needs.

With the increase in use of mobile phones in Haiti, there is a growing need to build out mobile networks.  BusinessCom can offer a turn-key, fully managed solution for rural mobile networks that brings fast Return on investment. This solution delivers SMS, voice and data services and is compatible with all GSM handsets. We also offer mobile operators the opportunity to reach remote locations with no loss of service or quality through our cellular backhaul solution meaning that people can enjoy voice and Internet access no matter where on Haiti they are.

BusinessCom Networks fully understands that affordable connectivity is critical in a country like Haiti. We are committed to delivering solutions that make financial sense, yet deliver the best possible service to our customers.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Haiti 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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