Satellite Internet in Ethiopia

Satellite Internet Access Service

Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country on the African continent. Bordered by Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea and Kenya, the country has a population of around 86.5 million.

Ethiopia’s economy is heavily reliant upon agriculture and its biggest export is coffee. In fact, Ethiopia produces more coffee than any other African nation. Aside from coffee, Ethiopia’s GDP has risen due to its hydroelectric industry. The country is currently constructing the largest plant of its kind on the African continent. Currently, agriculture represents 85% of the labour force in Ethiopia and other economic activities such as processing rely upon agriculture. Other products that are exported include sugar cane, legumes, oilseeds, cereals and vegetables.

In terms of its communications infrastructure and outlook, Ethiopia is home to a telecoms monopoly and this has resulted in the need for development. There is currently no market competition but the potential for growth is very strong. Mobile penetration stood at 43.3% in 2016 and Internet penetration at 4.2%. The broadband market is set to be developed, especially through the increase in the availability of bandwidth from submarine cables and more availability of 3G and LTE networks to provide mobile broadband. It is forecast that there is the potential for 103 million mobile subscriptions by 2020 and 56 million Internet subscribers.

Telecommunications on the Rise

The requirement to develop the mobile infrastructure across Ethiopia can easily be met by the use of VSAT networks to enable the expansion of 3G networks into areas outside of urban centres. BusinessCom Networks facilitates mobile network expansion via easily installed, cost-effective and highly scalable VSAT technology, enabling telcos to backhaul their traffic and therefore reach remote areas.

For businesses across Ethiopia, BusinessCom Networks also offers a range of cost-effective solutions that help businesses to run more efficiently and meet a wide range of needs. Whether you wish to connect remote offices, to use M2M or IoT services to monitor assets that are not easily reached, to creating Managed Private Networks and bandwidth optimization tools, our knowledgeable team can help.

For governments and organizations, BusinessCom also offers solutions to boost Internet connectivity across Ethiopia, making it easier for the population to access the information that the Internet offers. This can boost education, healthcare and other critical services through networks that are rapidly deployed by our in-country installers. Via VSAT networks, remote regions of the country can gain access to connectivity – voice, video, Internet and other data services, in a very cost-effective way.

Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you and to help you to determine the solutions that you require to help your business, organization or community to enjoy connectivity, anywhere.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Ethiopia 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
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