Located on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic, Ghana is home to a population of 27 million. Its geography ranges from shrub lands and forests to waterfalls, low hills and rivers. It is the 7th largest producer of gold in the world and has rich precious metal resources as well as hydrocarbons and cocoa. Natural gas is important to the Ghanaian economy and the government plans to nationalise the entire gas and petroleum industry to increase income.
Telecommunications in the Country
For Ghana, the ICT sector is very important and telecoms form an integral part of this. The country liberalised and de-regulated its telecoms sector and today has a well-developed mobile market. The government has introduced its ‘Vision 2020’ plan which aims to make Ghana a well-developed country between 2020 and 2029. It is an emerging digital economy and the government is committed to transforming all sectors, using digital means, including healthcare, education and the justice system.
Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan country to launch a cellular network, which happened in 1992. It was also one of the first to connect to the Internet and to introduce broadband services. This focus on connectivity creates a great environment for the use of satellite technology that can enable plans like Vision 2020 to become reality. The country recently launched its own indigenous cubesat, so the value of satellite technology is noted. According to Internet World Statistics, in 2015, 19.6% of the population were Internet users. This still leaves a considerable amount of the population that are not yet connected. Satellite networks have the capability to connect the unconnected parts of the Ghanaian population that live in areas that are more difficult to reach. As going digital is such an important consideration for the government, the implementation of VSAT networks could quickly boost the amount of Internet users, driving development in critical sectors such as health and education.
BusinessCom’s Services in Ghana
BusinessCom Network’s wide ranging solutions cover the connectivity needs of governments, enterprises in a plethora of fields, MNOs and so much more. We offer the complete range of communications solutions, delivered via satellite, which does not recognise distance or geography as a barrier. Our highly flexible, scalable and cost-effective solutions can connect anywhere, delivering services such as dedicated bandwidth, private networks, VoIP, videoconferencing, bandwidth management, M2M and IoT and a host of other offerings that can transform your business or organisation.
Ghana is on its digital journey. To accelerate it, and to ensure that everyone can be included, satellite can play a key role in this digital future. BusinessCom is there to help make that happen.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Ghana 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