South Sudan is a landlocked country situated in East Central Africa. Bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic, the country is home to some impressive national parks and a variety of landscapes from forests to grasslands and high plateaux. With a population of over 8 million, the economy of South Sudan is heavily reliant upon agriculture.
The infrastructure in South Sudan requires very significant development. The result of political unrest has meant that investment has been difficult to secure. However, South Sudan is a virtually untapped market for both broadband and Internet services. It holds a huge amount of potential for those that wish to invest in the country.
South Sudan currently has low mobile penetration, which is an unusual situation for an African country as the continent has seen a huge growth in mobile and smartphone ownership along with the deployment of cellular networks. The opportunity for satellite service providers across the entire country is huge and South Sudan could reap a host of benefits from the widespread deployment of VSAT networks across the country.
South Sudan’s economy is largely built upon agriculture. However, there are other industries that, with investment, could grow and flourish. Industries such as timber, mining of natural resources such as iron ore, copper, zinc, silver, gold and diamonds, and petroleum extraction are just waiting to be developed. South Sudan has the third largest oil reserves in Africa. Communications and broadband connectivity can have a massive impact on the growth of these industries. Industries today are built upon the foundation of broadband communications, enabling them to operate smoothly and effectively, with particular attention to the welfare of workers. Given the lack of infrastructure currently available in South Sudan, VSAT provides an ideal and easily deployable solution that requires nothing in the way of infrastructure except a terminal and a line of sight with the satellite.
VSAT Solutions for Telecommunications in South Sudan
South Sudan’s population can benefit from the extension of mobile networks, giving MNOs a cost effective and simple means of extending their networks in order to provide mobile broadband to communities all over South Sudan that have previously been unable to access it. With this access, people and communities can discover a world of information that can help with education, improving literacy and numeracy. ICT community hubs can also help with this development, creating prosperity through knowledge. The South Sudan government has very much identified the link between ICTs and development. VSAT networks offer the most cost effective and rapid means of creating this resource for communities, schools, hospitals and local governmental organisations.
Access to mobile phones can also empower the South Sudanese people to engage in mobile money. Through access to loans and other financial services such as simple bank accounts, individuals can manage their money more effectively and invest in their own businesses. This type of financial help is priceless.
Use of satellite-based connectivity as provided by BusinessCom Networks has the power to literally transform the South Sudan economy and its people’s live through creating reliable, cost effective and quick-to-deploy communications links that open up a raft of resources to businesses, government, communities and individuals. Our experts can advise on the very best, tailored solutions that will help support the development of a country that has so much to offer, yet is reliant upon the communications tools to help it unlock this potential.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in South Sudan 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