Costa Rica is a country in Central America. Bordered by Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador and the Caribbean Sea, the country has a population of just under 5 million. The country is rich in biodiversity which attracts tourism as well as its stunning landscape which comprises mountains and small islands. The country’s economy is still very much based upon agriculture with export of bananas, coffee, sugar and beef an important part of the sector. However, the Costa Rican economy has also become more service-based.
Telecommunications in Costa Rica are supported by a fairly modern infrastructure. The country enjoys the second highest Internet penetration in Central America after Chile. However, challenges lie in the distribution of broadband which has resulted in a digital gap. The telecoms sector has gone through a process of liberalisation and the government introduced a national broadband strategy in 2011 in order to further develop its digital strategy, providing better access to ICTs in schools and using broadband to enhance healthcare, e-government and enterprise.
Mobile phone use is prevalent across Costa Rica and use has grown significantly over the past few years. In 2016, there were 8.3 million mobile subscriptions. The use of data has also skyrocketed.
Leveraging Satellite Services in Costa Rica
To overcome the uneven spread of broadband distribution, use of satellite broadband can be considered across Costa Rica. Satellite networks provide the ideal solution for distribution of networks as terminals can be placed anywhere and are completely independent of any existing infrastructure. So, no matter how remote the need is, a VSAT terminal can be installed rapidly and broadband service initiated. BusinessCom Networks have vast experience in delivering VSAT-based broadband networks across Central America. Delivery of broadband to regions outside of urban centres means that communities across the country can access vital information and services from healthcare and education to tools that can enable them to grow their small to medium sized businesses, creating knowledge, wealth and prosperity.
In terms of mobile data access, these networks can also be expanded using VSAT-based satellite networks that backhaul traffic, delivering services to areas that mobile network operators find it difficult or impossible to reach. With an ever increasing amount of people using mobile data to access the Internet, it has become critical that mobile networks are accessible beyond urban centres.
BusinessCom enables expansion of broadband and mobile networks and will work with you to ensure that every requirement is met. We design, install and operate the networks in line with your requirements, providing highly scalable and reliable network that will support the applications that are so sought after today. BusinessCom is constantly innovating to bring customers the very best in terms of service delivery. We are also absolutely dedicated to keeping costs down and making broadband affordable with the best possible speeds yet with no compromise on quality.
As the capability of satellites grows, delivering higher throughput at lower costs, we strive to stay at the cutting edge so that we can provide effective solutions no matter where they are required, allowing Costa Ricans to access a plethora of services and to stimulate socio-economic development.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Costa Rica 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