Greenland is the world’s largest island located within the Kingdom of Denmark and is home to stunning arctic scenery. Situated between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic archipelago, three quarters of the entire island is covered by permanent ice sheet. Most residents are Inuit and, of a population of 56,500, a third live in the Greenlandic capital, Nuuk which is also the largest city. Greenland’s economy is dependent upon fishing and 90% of its overall exports come from shrimp and fish. The country also has extensive resource of minerals including iron, uranium, nickel and copper. There is also potential for a hydrocarbon industry but this is still very much in development.
Greenland is well-connected due to fibre optic cable links to Europe. At present, 91.1% of the population have access to the Internet. Mobile phone usage has completely eclipsed fixed line use and coverage extends to nearly all areas but there is still a challenge in terms of connecting some remote areas. Most larger villages have broadband Internet access, but smaller ones in less densely populated areas can struggle to get connectivity.
Satellite Solutions for Greenland
In order to connect the areas of Greenland that still lack Internet access, broadband satellite Internet can provide a very cost-effective and rapid solution. BusinessCom Network’s VSAT services offer a very high level of Quality of Service and will support voice and data networks for homes, enterprise and government users. Today, Internet access is viewed as a right, not a privilege and is intrinsic to socio-economic development and prosperity. With the vast majority of Greenland already able to access the Internet and other broadband-based services, use of VSAt networks can help Greenland to take the next step to ubiquitous connectivity.
BusinessCom takes a completely customer-centric approach to the design of its customer network and the team hones in on the application/s that the network is specifically to be used for. With this information, we ensure that each customer is afforded the most efficient solution which is also reinforced by our Service Level Agreement (SLA). Applications supported by our VSAT networks include videoconferencing, VoIP and also a range of business applications such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN), EFT, ERP and CITRIX.
The popularity of mobile broadband across Greenland is also very evident, and BusinessCom can also help extend mobile network coverage to areas that are difficult to reach due to their remote location. We have a great deal of experience in designing and implementing our rural mobile network solution which is completely turn-key and fully managed and works independently of local infrastructure. This solution facilitates delivery of low-cost cellular voice, SMS and data and is compatible with all GSM phones. With very fast Return on Investment and deployment possible at a fraction of a traditional installation, the rural mobile network solution provides users with access to e-government, mobile money, online banking, healthcare services and the Internet.
Though Greenland enjoys very good coverage and connectivity, there are still pockets of population that do not have access to a broadband connection. This can be put right through the use of BusinessCom’s VSAT connectivity and rural mobile solution alongside our years of expertise and knowledge in connecting the as yet unconnected.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Greenland 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