Widely known for its tourist industry, Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean with a population of almost 1.3 million. It is a country of mountain ranges, forests and tropical beaches that feature around its coastline. Since its independence from Britain, Mauritius has seen big changes in terms of its economy. Once very agriculture-based, the government has carefully diversified its industry sectors to include tourism, textiles, sugar production and financial services. On top of this, there has also been a move into new sectors such as ICT, seafood, hospitality and property development. The government is also keen to develop its marine economy too. As Mauritius has no exploitable natural resources, it has been important for the government to move into a service-based economy and the country is proving itself to be a great place for investment.
The Mauritian government has completely understood and taken into account the link between economic development and technology and the country is aiming to become a digital economy. This means that they were quick to encourage the development of a 3G network on the island as well as WiMax, IPTV and now LTE networks. More bandwidth is also expected to arrive in 2019 through submarine cables. The government have implemented a national broadband policy in order to connect all people on the island. Last year, Internet penetration stood at 42.5%, so there is still the requirement to connect the rest of the population to the Internet.
VSAT Solutions for Mauritius
There does exist a great opportunity for the deployment of satellite-based solutions to connect the as yet unconnected on Mauritius. BusinessCom Networks provide VSAT solutions that can reach those people located in the most difficult-to-reach areas of Mauritius. In mountainous regions especially, it can be completely impossible to connect via terrestrial means. VSAT terminals can be installed anywhere and BusinessCom networks can supply all necessary equipment and a qualified installer to carry out the deployment and testing and commissioning of a new network. This will then deliver reliable affordable Internet connectivity, making a great difference to individuals and businesses.
Tourism represents a huge part of the Mauritian economy and, in order to run an efficient business, voice and data connectivity is paramount – and it must be highly reliable. Often, resorts are located in secluded areas that can be difficult to connect for traditional telcos. Using VSAT, Internet and other services can be quickly installed, and give hoteliers much more control over their businesses through more effective marketing and promotion, booking systems and overall staff and resort management.
Using satellite-based services provided through BusinessCom Networks, customers can be assured that they will be provided with a reliable and effective service that is also affordable. They can monitor and optimise their bandwidth depending on the application they are using it for, and can be safe in the knowledge that the BusinessCom team is ready and waiting to help them at any time. In order to keep in line with government targets to connect all inhabitants of Mauritius, the decision to deploy satellite-based systems makes perfect sense, especially when the task includes connecting regions that are hard-to-reach.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Mauritius 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