The Republic of Cabo Verde, otherwise known as Cape Verde is an island country comprising an archipelago of ten volcanic islands in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Covering approximately 4,000 square kilometres, Cape Verde is one of the most developed and democratic countries in Africa and is politically and economically stable. Due to the fact that the islands are volcanic, they lack in natural resources and, for that reason, the islanders focus more on service industries for their GDP. Only five of the islands support any significant agricultural production.
Of the 533,000 strong population, over 235,000 are Internet users. Cape Verde now has more mobile phones than it has inhabitants thanks to the surge in ownership but mobile coverage can be patchy and data roaming is expensive. Services from BusinessCom Networks can allow MNOs to broaden their service reach and to create a highly reliable network across the islands of Cape Verde. VSAT is a fast to deploy and cost-effective solution that can ensure mobile broadband access from anywhere on Cape Verde.
Relying on Tourism
With relatively infertile land and a lack of natural resources, Cape Verde is turning to tourism and opening itself up to private investment in order to strengthen its economy. Already a popular tourist destination, the islands boast international airports and ports to welcome tourists. Its position is strategically important as the islands lie at the crossroads of the mid-Atlantic air and sea lanes. For tourists, access to highly reliable and fast broadband networks is an essential part of the holiday experience as they wish to keep in touch with friends and loved ones whilst on holiday and regularly update on their activities on Facebook, Twitter and use VoIP services such as Skype to call home.
BusinessCom Networks is a specialist in the provision of VSAT networks for use in hotels and other tourist amenities, enabling tourists to hop online whenever they want to. Additionally, our VSAT networks are a key enabler for any hotelier as they can help to streamline the entire business through use of a reliable Internet connection that facilitates booking management, promotion of the hotel, connectivity with head offices and monitoring of different systems that the hotel utilises.
BusinessCom Networks provides the tools necessary for MNOs to bridge patch areas of connectivity and a means for the tourist industry to develop its critical broadband links. Satellite links may also be used to link the different islands of Cape Verde together and to provide a failsafe means of communication, even when terrestrial networks can be unreliable.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Cape Verde 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