Chad is the largest landlocked country on the African continent and is home to varying terrains, landscapes and climates. The majority of people live around Lake Chad and the least inhabit the dry, arid Saharan zone. This dispersed population of nearly 15 million, means that it is challenging to connect the population to communications. As in many other African countries, the proliferation of the mobile phone has seen subscriptions rise to 47 people per 100 of population. Fixed line lags far behind with less than one per 100 inhabitants with access to a connection. Chad has one of the least developed telecom networks and has no network backbone at present. That said, the government is investing in the improvement of the country’s telecom infrastructure. There are currently three mobile operators in the country and a 3G/4G licence was awarded in 2014.
Oil and agriculture drive the Chadian economy, but the recent slump in oil prices has created a challenging economic environment. Chad’s oil industry is responsible for 60 percent of its export revenue whilst cotton, cattle, livestock and arabic gum provide its non-export earnings.
Opportunities for Satellite Telecommunications
In Chad, long-distance connections are already mostly supported by satellite, but VSAT has the potential to turn things around in isolated communities. VSAT provides an instant network that will give access to the Internet and therefore a plethora of services that can help to educate the population and introduce initiatives that can help on a health, educational, and socio-economic level. Not only this, satellite can also help mobile network operators (MNOs) to reach more isolated communities. This will enable people to gain access to resources via their handsets, such as mobile banking, that can help them to become more prosperous and entrepreneurial as well as help them to stay in touch with loved ones.
At BusinessCom, we also offer a range of solutions that can enable businesses small, medium and large, to develop their communications capabilities and become more effective at their work.
There is undeniable proof that access to ICTs can literally change lives and help countries to become more prosperous. At BusinessCom, we are committed to delivering VSAT solutions that can deliver these changes rapidly to Chad, to the communities and businesses that need it most.
BusinessCom Satellite Internet Chad offers the following services:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA with 98% efficiency on payload
- 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