The mountainous and landlocked country of Tajikistan is located in central Asia and has a population of just over 9 million. The country is bordered by Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China and is one of the smallest nations in the region. Its economy is based mainly around the export of aluminium and cotton and the cotton industry supports around 75 percent of the country’s rural population. The Tajik government is working to attract international investment in its hydropower industry, which holds a lot of promise. There are also reserves of coal, natural gas and petroleum. The country is recovering from political upheaval which had hindered its development, but this is set for change.
There has been strong growth in the Tajik mobile sector, but the telecommunications infrastructure in Tajikistan needs significant improvement. There is quite a challenge ahead to bring the country up to a satisfactory level in terms of access to connectivity. Though 4G and LTE have been launched in the country, which is a very positive development, there is still a long way to go in terms of widespread access. With 70 percent of the population living in rural areas, it is difficult to reach the population with terrestrial technology such as fibre which is difficult and expensive to rollout in remote areas and in areas where the mountainous terrain can cause problems. Therefore, broadband and the Internet is largely restricted to urban areas of Tajikistan.
The Tajik government has adopted a strategy to promote an information society and therefore has identified the development of ICT across the country as a priority. With Internet penetration at 33.1 percent, broadband and Internet access is still very much a work in progress and the use of satellite will enable the government to carry out its pledges and to connect areas that are as yet untapped in terms of telecommunications and broadband Internet access.
BusinessCom Services in Tajikistan
BusinessCom Networks offers VSAT-based satellite services that will extend IP networks to the large population living in rural regions, enabling the government and ISPs to connect untapped communities with a wealth of applications via both shared and dedicated bandwidth that enables access to applications such as email and web browsing to e-health and education, video conferencing and VoIP. This access, combined with the fast deployment and scalability of a VSAT, make rural broadband access an affordable reality with no requirement for expensive rollout of fibre networks which make little financial sense for ISPs. BusinessCom Networks will help you to design, install and operate your VSAT network and will decipher the best and most efficient service for your requirements, along with a bandwidth management system to help to optimise your network.
It is this type of service that will enable remote Tajik communities to enjoy the enormous benefits that high speed connectivity brings in terms of socio economic development, empowering individuals, businesses and communities to aspire to compete in the global marketplace. It also delivers critical services so that the Tajik government can improve healthcare and education and to push its ICT agenda forward.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Tajikistan 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