Satellite Internet in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the most visited of all the Caribbean islands. The sovereign state shares the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles region with Haiti. It is the second largest Caribbean nation and the most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. The diverse geography found across the island acts as a magnet for beach tourists and also eco-tourists. The Dominican Republic is home to year-round golf courses, purpose built resorts, sandy beaches and also lakes and mountains. With the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central America, the Dominican Republic has traditionally been associated with the export of coffee, sugar and cocoa but recent growth has been driven by tourism, mining, manufacturing and construction.

The majority of the population of the Dominican Republic’s population live on the southern coast and this tends to be where communications access is best. The mobile sector is preferred over the fixed line sector in the Dominican Republic and it used for both voice and broadband access. LTE services have been launched across the island and the telecoms infrastructure available is well developed. However, improvements are required in order to extend infrastructure to more remote parts of the island that currently do not have access to them. In 2016, there were just over 5 million Internet users in the Dominican Republic which comprised just over half the population. The Government is keen to address the inequalities in terms of broadband and other communications access and has initiated projects to extend the reach of these services.

Connecting Rural Areas

Reaching pockets of rural population can be a challenging and expensive task, but the use of satellite technology is transforming access to broadband and voice connectivity in regions that are difficult to provide terrestrial communications to. Internet Service Providers are eager to tap into these communities that currently lack access or are underserved. Broadband VSAT networks provide a simple, scalable and cost-effective means of reaching these cut-off areas and extending the Internet, and global economy, to these hard-to-reach areas of the Dominican Republic. BusinessCom is ideally placed to support ISPs of any size and we can tailor the network to suit the market and applications that an ISP needs to serve. Once the network is deployed, which can be actioned rapidly, it transforms access to broadband communications including VoIP, Internet browsing, video conferencing and allows users to access e-government services that deliver critical information on health and educational services, for example. Moreover, these services are available at an affordable rate, making them even more accessible.

As much of the voice and broadband service on the Dominican Republic is delivered over mobile networks, BusinessCom also offers a solution that can assist Mobile Network Operators to extend their reach to underserved areas. It can be very cost prohibitive to install cell towers in outlying regions or areas with difficult terrain. Provision of cellular backhaul services via satellite provide a very easy to install solution that completely overcomes that lack of existing infrastructure and provides  a full range of IP services, enabling users to reap the benefits of mobile voice and broadband no matter where they happen to live.

BusinessCom delivers these services and much more. We are dedicated to delivering well-designed and cost effective solutions in order to enhance people’s lives in the Dominican Republic through broadband satellite services.

Key features

Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Dominican Republic 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