Niger is a landlocked country, and one of the world’s least developed. 80 percent of Niger is located in the Sahara Desert, with its 19 million strong population located mostly in the far south and west of the country. The country is reliant upon subsistence farming and livestock, but the country is rich in resources, including uranium.
Opportunities for Growth
There is a great opportunity for satellite technology in Niger as the country’s fixed infrastructure stands at only 2 percent. Adoption of mobile devices across Niger is growing rapidly and mobile network penetration totals 40 percent. Though centres of population have access to the mobile network, it is much more challenging to reach Nigeriens living in remote regions where there is currently no access to connectivity.
As Niger is landlocked, it does not have access to the submarine cables that are now serving parts of the African continent. However, the government is making efforts to improve infrastructure, and the use of VSAT could provide instant networks for those more remote communities where is does not make financial sense to roll out terrestrial networks.
Satellite connectivity from BusinessCom Networks could bring about considerable transformation throughout Niger. By implementing a cost-effective VSAT network in isolated rural communities, giving inhabitants access to the Internet and to a range of other communications tools, it opens up a world of information. This includes education, healthcare information and telemedicine, agricultural advice, the means to open small businesses, access to banking and financial applications and to the global marketplace. BusinessCom’s Sentinel tool also enables communities to take control of their bandwidth and gives peace of mind that we can manage their network for them and provide assistance at every step.
Wealth of Natural Resources
Another opportunity for Niger lies in natural resources. There is potential for oil, gold, coal and other minerals to be prospected and mined. Solutions from BusinessCom can provide essential connectivity for mine companies in terms of corporate communications and miner welfare. Issues of security may also be addressed through the use of satellite connectivity.
Satellite has the potential to make a huge difference in Niger. With local installers, BusinessCom is on the spot and ready to deliver its systems to wherever they are required.
BusinessCom Satellite Internet Niger offers the following services:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA with 98% efficiency on payload
- 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