Satellite Internet in Somalia

Satellite Internet Access Service

Located on the Horn of Africa, Somalia is bordered by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. It has the longest coastline on the African mainland. Somalia has population of over 11 million, the majority of which are nomadic or semi-nomadic and rear cattle, coats, sheep or camels. The economy is Somalia is largely based upon agriculture and livestock but other industrial sectors such as the money transfer sector and telecommunications are developing steadily. There has been some private investment made into the economy, which is relatively stable. Somalia has been the backdrop to a long running civil war which has challenged its development.

Telecommunications Sector

The telecommunications sector in Somalia is going through a process of reform. A new regulator is being set up and a regulatory framework is being developed. It is hoped that this will catalyse the use of telecommunications and broadband Internet across the country. In 2016, there were nearly 192,775 Internet users in Somalia, amounting to 1.7% of the population. According to Internet Live Statistics, there were almost 11 million people with no Internet access at all. Despite access to an undersea cable, and more access expected in the future, Somalia has much work to do. In 2017, there was an ongoing Internet outage when damage was done to the cable serving the country and millions of dollars per day were lost. This is testimony to the fact that access to high speed broadband is indispensable to Somalia and is integral to its economy, despite the current challenges with access.

Satellite–based solutions can do a critical job in terms of enabling broadband connectivity via mobile phones, for rural regions of the country and for enterprise and government. Deployment of VSAT networks can facilitate a rapid and affordable solution that will deliver a host of high-bandwidth applications to the full spectrum of users enabling the exchange of large files, video streaming, video conferencing, as well as basic voice and data connectivity.

BusinessCom Solutions in Somalia

BusinessCom Networks is dedicated to the provision of satellite broadband Internet at prices that are affordable. Our expertise extends around the world. Our team will get to know your requirements so that we can design a solution that works for you and falls within your budget. We then provide an in-country technician to deploy your solution and to guide you through its usage. Then, we are always on hand to help you to operate and maintain your network.

Whether you are an Mobile Network Operator that wishes to extend your reach to new customers but cannot justify the high cost of constructing towers or a small business that requires Internet access to grow or an organisation that needs to roll out Internet access to people that are not connected, we can provide a turn-key solution. Internet access, whether it is via mobile networks or via a PC or laptop, has been proven to be inextricably linked to socio-economic growth, encouraging its use for critical applications such as education, healthcare and government services and to support the growth of business, regardless of their location. BusinessCom Networks is ready to help expand the use of this critical resource across Somalia.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Somalia 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
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