The Republic of Mozambique is situated in South Eastern Africa with a population of almost 29 million. Bordered by the Indian Ocean, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Swaziland and South Africa, the country is home to varied landscapes from coastlines, mountains and plateaux to rivers and woodlands. The economy is based largely on agriculture even though Mozambique is a country that is very rich in natural resources. That said, the food and beverage sector is growing along with chemical manufacturing and aluminium and petroleum production and tourism. Since the civil war came to an end, Mozambique has seen impressive economic growth.
High Potential for Telecommunications
The telecoms sector has seen both reform and strong growth but there is still a huge amount of potential or growth in both the mobile and fixed line sectors. At present, access to the Internet is largely carried out via mobile phones as fixed line Internet penetration is low and the high cost of international bandwidth is somewhat hindering growth. It is hoped that this can be overcome as Mozambique has become a member of the Alliance for Affordable Internet, which aims to make Internet available for less than 5% of the average monthly income. In 2016 Internet penetration in Mozambique stood at 6.4%.
In Mozambique, satellite-based Internet services have a big role to play as they deliver the bandwidth that is unavailable across large areas of the country and can help to encourage growth in both agriculture and other industrial sectors, and to deliver valuable connectivity to communities.
Mozambique has already seen impressive growth in its economy due to the diversification from its main agricultural sector. Satellite-based connectivity can be of great help to industry as it links up remote offices, sites and plants, enabling a corporation to run much more effectively due to high speed communications and also to expand access to the global marketplace which exists through the Internet. For example, one growth area for Mozambique is petroleum production. This type of work often takes place in remote sites, both on and offshore, where terrestrial connectivity is unavailable. BusinessCom Networks provides secure and reliable communications to the petroleum industry via VSAT-based networks that connect multiple sites to headquarters. These networks facilitate mission-critical applications such as real-time voice and HD video. We provide solutions for deep well drilling, shallow water drilling and also for business continuity so that customers have peace of mind that their communications will be completely failsafe.
VSAT Solutions for Rural Areas
For communities living outside of urbanised areas of Mozambique, connectivity is difficult or impossible to access. Therefore, the extension of both cellular networks and also access to the Internet within communities can be enabled using BusinessCom’s VSAT solutions. Mobile Network Operators have a great opportunity to tap the more remote regions of Mozambique by using cellular backhaul solutions – easily deployed and much more cost effective that the construction of cell towers in areas that are much less densely populated. A VSAT deployed in a village can enable a community computer hub to be established where people may access the Internet and other valuable services such as VoIP to contact friends and family and to use for small businesses.
BusinessCom Networks can provide businesses, local government and individual communities with the reliable and cost-effective connectivity that they need to be included in the digital revolution that is happening all over the world. Our team of knowledgeable technicians can help you to find the best solution for your requirements regardless of your location in Mozambique.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Mozambique 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