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Sri Lanka is an island country situated in southeast Asia, southwest of the Bay of Bengal and southeast of the Arabian Sea. The country is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Manna and the Palk Strait. Sri Lanka’s economy is based upon the production of tea, coffee, rubber and sugar but this has also been augmented to food processing, textiles, telecommunications and finance as the economy becomes increasingly diversified. Tourism is also an important part of the economy. Sri Lanka is a developing nation, but has made great strides forward in terms of telecoms infrastructure. The mobile segment in particular has seen considerable growth. Mobile penetration hit 126 percent in 2017 and mobile broadband subscriptions are also rising. However, the broadband market in Sri Lanka is still nascent and there is a long way to go in terms of connecting the 21 million strong population.

In 2017, there were 6 million active Internet users. Internet connectivity is improving steadily but is still not widespread and access is very patchy. However, there can be no doubt of the impact that broadband and the Internet is already having on Sri Lankans with lifestyles being transformed through mobile devices, used mainly for entertainment purposes.

Untapped Potential in Rural Areas

The Internet has huge potential in rural Sri Lanka where it could play a critical role in rural development. According to the Department of Census and Statistics, in 2012, 18.8 percent of the population belonged to rural communities. This means that there is a vast portion of the population that currently has no access to the Internet or to a broadband connection. With rural areas lagging far behind urban areas, the majority of Sri Lankans have no access to education, health services, government information and the like which could result in rural empowerment and employment. 4G is expected to be a driver for mobile Internet in urban areas, but it is vitally important that the rural areas are not neglected as these are the places that could benefit most from a simple Internet connection.

BusinessCom Networks are experts in the deployment of rural satellite broadband solutions that have the power to transform communities and boost socio-economic development. We work with ISPs to help them to reach the untapped markets that are so in need of ICT by finding the very best solution available at the most affordable price. We offer solutions on C- and Ku-band platforms and and a combination of shared and dedicated bandwidth. Our team will agree the optimum solution for your business opportunity.

For Mobile Network Operators that want to capitalise on the opportunity that mobile broadband holds in rural areas, BusinessCom also offer rural mobile network solutions that can enable them to deliver voice and data services to outlying towns and villages. We offer a turn key, fully managed solution that delivers a highly affordable service to users that have little disposable income but would gain immeasurable by making calls and being able to access the Internet.

 

BusinessCom Networks can help a plethora of users across Sri Lanka to improve their businesses, their communities, their contact with governmental services and their overall socio-economic standing.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Sri Lanka 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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