Bordered by Syria and Israel and with a population of over 6 million people, Lebanon is a country with stunning and varied landscapes from mountain ranges to valleys and a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon’s economy is quite diversified. A large proportion of its exports come from gold, jewellery and precious metals but the country is also engaged in agriculture, tourism and the banking sector. 65% of the Lebanese population is employed in the services sector with another 12% occupied by agriculture. Recently, oil was discovered inland and in the seabed between Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt. There appears to be a significant quantity, and the countries are currently in negotiations on how to proceed.
Advancing Telecommunications’ Infrastructure
In terms of telecommunications, Lebanon is making strides forward with its infrastructure. There has been significant development of the landline market as increasing amounts of lines are being installed. Lebanon is still playing catch up with other countries in terms of its broadband capabilities which have, until recently been low in speed yet high in price. However, the government has reinforced its commitment to develop the country’s digital economy with the introduction of its 2020 Digital Telecom vision which aims to promote the improvement of the telecom sector through the expansion of 4G services and the overhaul of its fixed line infrastructure with the deployment of fibre optic cables.
Lebanon has become a hotbed for business start-ups and there is a real appetite to enable these small companies to flourish through the development of the communications infrastructure. With high broadband speeds and more widespread access it is hoped that the expansion of the connectivity will help to grow the country’s prosperity.
BusinessCom Services in Lebanon
BusinessCom Networks delivers satellite solutions that can catalyse Lebanon’s digital economy and cost-effectively augment its 4G network. Through the deployment of VSAT networks, broadband networks may be extended into rural communities, providing a wealth of services and information to those living outside of urban centres. At present, Internet penetration in Lebanon stands at approximately 75.9%. With just over 20% of the population as yet unconnected, VSAT terminals can be deployed to provide high speed broadband connectivity with no need for any other terrestrial infrastructure. The terminal and a clear line-of-sight to the satellite is all that is required.
VSAT may also be used to augment cellular networks, accommodating 2G, 3G and 4G networks with BusinessCom’s rural telephony solution. The fact is that reaching outlying areas can be costly for mobile network operators and therefore, deployment of VSATs helps MNOs overcome these barriers and enables them to deliver scalable and affordable connectivity to people that otherwise would be unable to access mobile networks. This in turn can have great impact upon communities, opening up the outside world and many opportunities.
BusinessCom has been working in rural areas for many years, deploying reliable, cost-effective solutions that can solve connectivity problems. Our in-country technicians and knowledgeable team will enable your business to flourish using satellite-based technology that is both cutting edge yet suitable for all budgets.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Lebanon 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