Laos is a landlocked country located on the Indochinese peninsula of mainland southeast Asia. Bordered by Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, Laos is very dependent upon subsistence agriculture with rice as the dominant export. However, the country is also rich in metals minerals and metallurgy is an important industrial sector in the country. Coal, gold, bauxite, tin and copper are all mined in Laos. In addition, the tourist sector is becoming increasingly important. Laos is particularly popular with backpackers who come to enjoy its Buddhist culture and history.
Telecoms infrastructure across Laos is in need of significant improvement and this slower development has also challenged socio-economic development. However, this is starting to change. Though fixed broadband penetration is low across the country, the growth of mobile broadband has been significant with the introduction of 4G services. The delivery of mobile broadband is still in its nascent stages, but it is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. It is estimated that around 2.5 million of the around 7 million-strong population are connected to the Internet.
In March 2018, the Laos Ministry of Post and Telecommunications confirmed that it will be focusing its attention on e-commerce as one of its core strategic goals over the coming decade. The government is set to complete the construction of infrastructure that will help local and foreign companies to trade goods and services via the Internet.
The Lao government realise what an important part the Internet plays in the development of a country. For businesses today, it is essential that any business has access to reliable and cost effective Internet access in order for it to trade on a regional, national and international basis. Communications links are everything in business. However, a country that is trying to build its infrastructure, like Laos, can make good use of satellite connectivity to connect businesses, organisations and communities that are currently unconnected.
BusinessCom Networks has been working to provide this essential service since 2003. Using VSAT technology, which can form networks with no requirement for existing infrastructure, broadband connectivity needs can be met, but at an affordable cost. In addition, these networks may be very easily and rapidly scaled and can provide the entire spectrum of IP services including VoIP, videoconferencing and telemedicine. We provide services to government and military customers as well as to enterprises, maritime and oil and gas companies. We also provide cellular backhaul to mobile operators so that they may extend their networks to rural regions and we support 2G, 3G and 4G services for rural mobile networks. With the important role that mobile broadband has to play in connecting the 4.5 million people in Laos that currently have no broadband access, the extension of these networks will be very important.
BusinessCom’s dedicated team will design, install, configure and operate your chosen VSAT network for you and offer a range of configuration options that will meet your specific needs. We will also ensure that we deliver at an affordable price. We are dedicated to lowering the barriers to Internet access in Laos and across Asia.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Laos 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