Located in Central Africa, between Angola and Gabon, the Republic of the Congo has a population of nearly 4,900,000. The country is home to a diverse geography featuring mountains, savannah, the famous Congo River and beaches along its Atlantic coastline.
The Republic of the Congo is not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC, its neighbour. It is one of the Africa’s leading producers of petroleum and the country relies heavily upon its energy industry, but also has large reserves of mineral resources that are untapped. Other important industries to the Congolese economy include subsistence farming and hunting, handicrafts, timber, potash, zinc, lead, uranium, copper, phosphates and natural gas.
The communications infrastructure across the Republic of the Congo requires development, but the fixed line service has been overridden by the proliferation of the mobile phone. There are over 5 million phones in the Republic and this provides the primary means of access to the Internet for the population. Mobile Network Operators often require a means of backhauling their connectivity so that they can reach outlying areas of the Republic and satellite VSAT networks provide an instant and cost-effective means of doing so. BusinessCom Networks have all the tools and experience necessary to enable MNOs to reach even the most difficult rural areas to provide them with the connectivity they need to keep in touch and access the Internet.
The country has been affected by the slowdown in oil prices, and there is a focus on the expansion of the offshore oil industry, which will require offshore exploration. Once established, an offshore rig is environment is cut off from terrestrial communications. VSAT networks, like the ones provided by BusinessCom Networks, offer the ideal solution for oil companies as they are able to meet all connectivity needs. For oil and gas companies particularly, mission critical data is sent back and forth from site to shore and a highly reliable, always-on solution is required so that decisions may be made rapidly using images, video and data that is relayed from the remote site. BusinessCom Networks is very experienced in delivering this type of tailor-made solution to the energy industry, making connectivity easy for companies and also for crew working for long periods away from family and friends.
The mining industry in the Republic of the Congo could also benefit greatly from the use of VSAT networks. As in the energy industry, mines are very often located in hard-to-reach areas, out of the range of cell towers and other means of communication. VSAT networks deployed on mine sites have the power to transform daily operations, streamlining work processes, monitoring equipment and connecting the site to HQ. Like the energy industry, workers are often away from their loved ones for long periods, and VSAT networks can also deliver welfare services, which make for an overall more contented workforce.
These are just some examples of how satellite technology can assist different industries in the Republic of the Congo. BusinessCom Networks is well placed to assist wherever and whatever your communications needs.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Republic of the Congo 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