An island nation located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of east Africa, Madagascar is a biodiversity heaven. 90% of the wildlife that exists on the island is found nowhere else on the planet, and this makes the island a hotspot for eco-tourists. Its unspoilt natural habitats and national parks make it a very attractive destination. Aside from tourism, other industry sectors that are crucial to the Madagascan economy include agriculture, fishing and forestry as well as manufacturing. However, the economy is set to experience a boost through exploitation of its oil and gas reserves and also its mining industry. Madagascar is abundant in unprocessed natural resources such as precious and semi-precious stones and minerals and metals such as copper and nickel.
In terms of telecommunications infrastructure, Madagascar is undergoing improvements. At the moment, there are 4 mobile network operators on the island and more extensive fibre optic submarine cable access is expected in the near future. However, mobile phone and Internet access, though available in urban areas, is very limited in rural parts of the island. Around 30% of the population have access to telecoms networks. The Internet penetration rate stands at 5.1%. This opens up a great opportunity for the use of BusinessCom Network’s solutions. We specialise in delivering connectivity to areas that previously have been underserved or not served at all. Our VSAT satellite networks are very quick to deploy and cost-effectively connect areas that have no telecommunications infrastructure at all.
Opportunities for Mining, Oil and Gas
There are several mining projects underway, as well as Madagascar’s plans for expansion into oil and gas. These projects can also be well-served by BusinessCom’s VSAT solutions, enabling the delivery of high speed, reliable voice, data and video services. With mines and oil rigs located in the most difficult to reach areas, it can be extremely challenging to reach them via terrestrial connectivity. Via a VSAT network, this is simplified and BusinessCom’s team of experts can help you to decide upon the type of network that meets your requirements. In both the mining and oil and gas industry, mission critical data must be exchanged from remote sites to headquarters on a constant basis. VSAT networks offer a secure, fast and easily scalable means of exchanging traffic that is also cost-effective and simple and fast to put into place. Access to the Internet and other vital applications enhances health and safety, streamlines operations, delivers crew welfare solutions and increases overall production.
BusinessCom can also offer a range of solutions for the tourism and hospitality industries on Madagascar. Resorts are often found in outlying areas, giving tourists the opportunity to benefit from Madagascar’s natural beauty. Use of satellite can link up resorts to give tourists, hoteliers and tour operators greater communications capabilities.
BusinessCom is dedicated to serving any business, organisation or individual that requires connectivity on Madagascar. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team of experts is on hand to enhance your communications experience.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Madagascar 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