One of the smallest African countries, Swaziland is located in Southern Africa and is bordered by Mozambique and South Africa. Entirely landlocked, the country has very diverse topography for such a small country and boasts savannas in the east, rainforests in the northwest, a mountain ridge and various rivers. Its population of 1,368,000 is mainly engaged in subsistence agriculture but the economy of Swaziland is fairly diversified and includes textiles, forestry, mining and also government services. With 21 percent of people living in urban areas, a large proportion of the population are located in more rural and outlying areas of the country.
Mobile penetration is reasonable across Swaziland despite the need for increased competition in the mobile market which is dominated by one service provider. However, fixed line infrastructure across Swaziland is in need of development. Submarine cable access via neighbouring countries has somewhat improved broadband access but prices remain high.
Access to communications could help with overall development of the country and the potential to help with Swaziland’s main challenges is very significant. Communications and connectivity will enable the country’s economic sectors to grow using broadband. There is also a very pressing challenge in Swaziland and that is to do with healthcare. HIV and AIDS and also mental health are areas that need addressing. Satellite networks can help extensively with healthcare provision and can help the government to effectively deliver healthcare information through these networks. Mobile phone network augmentation through cellular backhaul will help tap into the many people who own a mobile phone through which the majority of people will access the Internet. Using this means, the government and healthcare services can effectively disseminate information and services via mobile phone networks, reaching those outside of the main centres of population.
VSAT Solutions for Swaziland
Using VSAT, satellite networks can also be established where there is currently no fixed line infrastructure, therefore allowing more remote communities to use broadband connectivity to find information and tools online to help them in their everyday lives from educational resources to information on the weather, on farming techniques and on financial and governmental services that they may be entitled to and that may make their lives easier.
Establishment of a satellite VSAT network is not as difficult as it may sound and BusinessCom Networks is here to assist you at every step. We can advise on the best network configuration for your business, community, government department or household. Our technicians are available in Swaziland to install and configure your VSAT network and to advise you on how you can make the very most of the available bandwidth to suit your requirements. We provide comprehensive bandwidth management tools that enable you to make more effective use of your service and we have a highly experienced customer services team available at all times to help when required.
Satellite networks have a great role to play in areas such as Swaziland, where fixed line infrastructure is in need of improvement. The benefits of this cost-effective and rapidly installed solution can make enormous differences to diverse types of user across the entire country, no matter where the location or requirement.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Swaziland 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