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Nepal is a landlocked country in southeast Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but including plains that extend to northern India and a border with China. Nepal has a population of almost 29 million, it is the 93rd largest country in the world by area. Nepal conjures up images of mountains, but it has a variety of geographies including tropical savannas, forests, grasslands, shrublands and is home to Mount Everest. Agriculture is the main employer of the Nepalese people and the main crops grown are tea, rice, corn and wheat. The manufacturing industry is also important to the Nepalese economy and Nepal exports a great deal of craft-based products such as knotted carpets. Tourism is a growing industry in Nepal as people wish to experience the diverse landscapes it has to offer.

Geographic Challenge

The mountainous landscape of Nepal has been somewhat of a barrier to telecoms development in the country as well as economic challenges that have arisen due to the political situation in the country. However, the situation has improved significantly and Nepal is developing its telecoms infrastructure. Mobile subscriber growth has been notable and is increasing year on year. In terms of Internet growth, this has been huge over a reasonably short period of time and stands at 63% penetration. The Internet market itself is being driven by the mobile industry and the majority of people access the Internet via their mobile phones.  The Nepalese now see the Internet as a crucial part of their daily life and as a basic need. Last year, according to TKP, 2.25 million users were added. Nepalese people are avid users of social media , VoIP and instant messaging. However, there is a significant divide in terms of the level of connectivity that is available in urban areas and rural areas. Whilst cities are well catered for with 2G, 3G and 4G available, in rural areas the picture is not the same. In rural areas, connectivity is nowhere near as accessible.

Satellite Services in Nepal

Satellite Internet provides an affordable solution that can link up rural areas of Nepal to the Internet using VSAT technology. Businesscom Networks can assist the over 23 ISPs that are doing business in Nepal to reach out to new customers in hard-to-reach areas of the country, enabling them to develop new markets. Businesscom provides tailored solutions for ISPs and can propose and deliver a solution in Ku or C-band that will be highly suited to the region and climatic conditions. BusinessCom also offers dedicated bandwidth and a minimum level of service and support for real-time applications such as VoIP. In order to ensure that bandwidth is managed effectively, we also provide a bandwidth management solution optimised for VSAT services.

BusinessCom Networks can also help Mobile Network Operators to extend their reach into these sparsely populated and difficult to reach regions so that they can provide voice and data services to new subscribers. Using VSAT technology to backhaul services, the lack of existing infrastructure can be overcome in a highly affordable way, allowing delivery of the full range of IP services.

At BusinessCom, we are committed to bringing down barriers to the basic connectivity that can transform the lives of the Nepalese people as well as businesses, governments and other organisations. Contact us to see how we can help you, today.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Nepal 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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