The popular holiday destination of the Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic and east of the Florida Keys. An archipelago of over 700 islands, the Bahamas are low and flat and feature high ridges and the long sandy beaches that they are famed for. The climate and landscape of the Bahamas is very popular with holidaymakers and the island is heavily reliant upon tourism which accounts for 60 percent of GDP and provides employment for over half of the workforce. A huge percentage of visitors that arrive in the Bahamas do so on cruise ships. Financial services also form an important part of the economy at 15 percent GDP. The Bahamas has managed to attract a great deal of foreign financial business. Agriculture also represents an important part of the economy and the islands export crops such as onions, okra, grapefruit, cucumbers, lemons and limes. The islands were hit hard by the recession, but have made a good recovery
The population of the Bahamas stands at just under 400,000 and today, 83.4% of the population have access to the Internet. Telecom and broadband are growth areas for the islands and the high dependence on both tourism and the financial sector means that the Bahamas must have robust communications infrastructure to cope with these demands.
Mobile data is enjoying great popularity as it does across the Caribbean. There are 92 subscriptions per every 100 inhabitants, according to the ITU. The mobile phone is an easy way for islanders to access the Internet and therefore mobile data is going to be key moving forward. Investment is being made in the rollout of LTE infrastructure. Almost all hotels have Wi-Fi, but speeds can be slow on more remote islands in the archipelago
Satellite Internet in the Bahamas
In order to boost speeds and to make broadband accessible across all islands of the Bahamas, BusinessCom Networks offer a comprehensive satellite-based VSAT solution that cost effectively allows broadband Internet access in the more remote islands, allowing locals and tourists to enjoy connectivity no matter where they happen to be. BusinessCom has access to an extensive satellite fleet and we are an extremely flexible and competitive VSAT service provider. We deliver Internet access, business network solutions and turn-key projects to users all over the world and we can enhance network coverage wherever it is required
For a location like the Bahamas, broadband is absolutely essential for the hotels and businesses that operate there and the millions of tourists that descend on the islands every year. These visitors do not want to be parted from social media and Internet browsing or email and business applications. VSAT can not only fill gaps in coverage where terrestrial networks cannot reach, but it can provide bandwidth speeds that exceed existing networks so that applications work smoothly. BusinessCom can design, install and operate a network that will support VoIP, Internet and bandwidth-hungry applications such as videoconferencing. Our in-country technicians are on hand to install networks rapidly and our friendly customer service team provide 24 x 7 support. Feel free to contact the team for advice and assistance with your broadband needs.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in the Bahamas 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