Qatar is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the Middle East region. Located in West Asia, on the small Qatar Peninsula, the country borders Saudi Arabia and is also surrounded by the Persian Gulf. Its population totals around 2.6million, but the indigenous Qatari population is well and truly outnumbered by the vast amount of ex-patriates in the country which stands at a huge 86%. Qatar has a high-income economy that has been built upon its vast oil and gas reserves – the third largest in the world. Qatar boasts the highest per capita income in the world and is the most advanced state for human development.
World Class Telecommunications
This wealth is reflected in Qatar’s telecommunications infrastructure. It is a very well-connected country. The government has worked to deploy a national broadband network and is concentrating heavily upon the digital economy and the promotion of e-commerce, health, education and public services. 99% of households are covered by the Qatari fibre network which delivers fast broadband speeds. The mobile network across the country is also advanced with the rollout of LTE and 5G services in progress. In 2014, ictQATAR, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, reported that all parts of the population had access to Internet-enabled ICT devices and had access to at least basic online services such as email, Internet browsing and social networking, with smartphone penetration at 65%.
Qatar may be very connected, but there do still exist some gaps in its infrastructure that could be very well serviced through use of VSAT networks that can deliver high speed broadband access to hard to reach areas. There is also an opportunity for the oil and gas industry to benefit from VSAT connectivity due to its location, away from centres of population, both offshore and onshore.
Solutions for Oil & Gas Industry
BusinessCom Networks have vast experience in the oil and gas industry and we understand the level of communications that is important at all stages of the exploration, drilling and production cycle. We provide a complete solution to industry users that places Service Level Agreements and Quality of Service at its very core. We offer versatile, VSAT-based solutions in Ku, Ka and C-band that are tailored to you particular needs from point-to-point SCPC networks to mesh networks that facilitate single hops between your remote sites with MPLS transport back to Headquarters. We facilitate the essential applications that streamline your business, enabling you to run a comprehensive office at sea such as data and real time voice and HD video. We will also be at hand to design, implement, maintain and support your installations and we also deliver value added services that enhance your workplace communications with Wi-Fi networking, videoconferencing, telemedicine, telephony, bandwidth management and optimisation, use of satellite phones and BGAN and also UHF and VHF radio access.
Although Qatar is extremely advanced in terms of connectivity, there are still gaps to be filled. With its economy highly reliant upon the oil business, it is essential that mission critical communications are consistently available for the full range of applications and that a back-up is always in place. BusinessCom can deliver the complete range of services at an affordable price.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Qatar 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