Situated in West Africa and with a population of just under 2 million, Guinea-Bissau is bordered by Senegal and Guinea. The country’s infrastructure is in need of development. Guinea-Bissau’s economy is built upon agriculture, fishing, cashew nuts and ground nuts.
Nascent Internet Market
At present, there are 84,000 Internet users across the country which works out as 4.3% of the population. The government is working to try to support mobile data growth and connect as many people as possible to the Internet. 4G launched in Guinea-Bissau in 2017 and the country may be seen as a latecomer, but telecom services are set for huge growth as operators prepare to expand coverage and improve the quality of service. There are lots of opportunities for vendors and investors in Guinea-Bissau’s telecom industry.
The imminent growth of the mobile data sector in Guinea-Bissau presents a great opportunity for cellular backhaul services delivered via satellite. BusinessCom Networks has been delivering backhaul solutions via VSAT for many years and has extensive experience in Africa. In order to expand into new areas, Mobile Network Operators can use VSAT technology to overcome the lack of existing infrastructure and create a rapidly deployable, highly scalable network with which to backhaul data traffic. For MNOs, use of microwave or fibre to extend their networks is simply not feasible. Using BusinessCom’s backhaul solution, we can bypass the need for fixed bandwidth allocation, which is not cost-effective as it is not always used and therefore is wasted. With the BusinessCom backhaul solution, bandwidth is only used when it is required.
VSAT also has a major role to play in taking the Internet to remote regions of Guinea-Bissau where infrastructure is simply not available. Remote communities can benefit enormously from basic Internet access so that they can improve important aspects of their life such as education and healthcare. They can also use VSAT networks to start small businesses and increase wealth through selling goods on the Internet. BusinessCom Networks has great experience in the design, installation and management of VSAT networks that support both voice and data connectivity whether it is for the home, small and large businesses or government use. Our experts will tailor a network specifically for the customer’s situation and requirements.
Guinea-Bissau holds huge opportunities for the expansion of the Internet and mobile broadband connectivity across the entire country. With infrastructure that is in need of improvement and a push to extend mobile networks and attract new subscribers in untapped areas, this is an exciting and vibrant market. BusinessCom Networks can help you to go further, cost effectively, and coupled with our local knowledge, we can offer reliable, easy-to-deploy connectivity where none currently exists.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Guinea-Bissau 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