The People’s Republic of China is one of the world’s largest countries. Ranking eighth, with a population of over 1.4 billion, it is the world’s most populous country, covering 9,600,000 square kilometres. Not only is China the world’s most heavily populated country, it is also the largest economy in the world and is concentrated on heavy industries, energy production and a market economy that has recently seen a great increase in private enterprise.
For such a huge country, it should not be surprising that China is the largest telecoms market in the world with the most number of Internet users. In August 2017, there were 731 million Internet users, a huge 25% of total global users. China is currently experiencing a great surge in demand for data. There has been a significant decline in fixed line infrastructure and this is expected to continue as mobile telephony and data becomes increasingly popular. The Chinese government has ensured a competitive environment for mobile operators and is welcoming private entities into the country.
Opportunities in Rural Areas
As a vast country, the Chinese government is very keen to better connect rural areas. This is massive challenge in a country with vast amounts of rural areas. A plan has been initiated to attempt to boost Internet speeds in rural schools and communities by 2020 so that they rival those speeds found in major cities so that the Digital Divide may be closed. The hope is that another 30 million households will be reached by 2020 through a $22 billion investment to help to drive the commercial and social development of rural regions. The aim is that these village projects will eventually bring smart city-type benefits to rural areas such as e-learning, m-health, e-health and e-commerce.
Satellite can play a very valuable and cost effective role in helping to connect China and to narrow the digital gap that currently exists between urban areas and rural communities. The reliance upon mobile data is going to be marked moving forward, and therefore operators will need to move into rural communities to allow the development of their rural subscriber base. To achieve this, a cellular backhaul solution delivered via satellite provides the most immediate and cost-effective solution.
BusinessCom Solutions in China
BusinessCom Networks specialises in the provision of rural 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks and can deliver a fully managed, turn-key solution to Mobile Network Operators that wish to move into rural areas. BusienssCom’s cellular backhaul solution overcomes the lack of existing infrastructure, is cost effective, enables the full range of IP services, allows increased service coverage, is highly scalable and rapid to install and enables the media –rich applications that are so in demand in rural areas.
China can also benefit from VSAT-enabled enterprise networks so that businesses can run smoothly with highly reliable connectivity even in more remote locations such as the energy and maritime sectors. VSAT networks can also easily be deployed to provide valuable services to agricultural communities and those that run small, cottage industries, to enable them to learn new farming and business techniques and to open them up to a much wider marketplace through the Internet.
Satellite connectivity from BusinessCom Solutions has a great deal to offer China to help to close the Digital Divide and also to encourage rapid socio-economic development in rural areas as well as to help enterprise succeed.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in China 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