Honduras is a country in Central America with a population of nearly 9.5 million. Bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, it is a country dominated by mountains with narrow plains along its coastal regions. It is also a country of contrasting landscapes with rainforests, savannah and mangroves. Honduras is rich in natural resources such as minerals, coffee, tropical fruit and sugar cane. Though the economy depends heavily upon agriculture, the country is very susceptible to natural disasters such as hurricanes which destroy crops. The economy is largely based on small scale agriculture and also the manufacture of clothing is an important part of the economy.
Access to communications and the Internet in Honduras requires significant work. In 2016, Internet penetration was 21.5%. Fixed line infrastructure is not widespread and tends to only be accessible in urban areas. The topography of the country makes it difficult and expensive to reach rural areas, which means that rural connectivity is difficult to achieve. The development of the Internet across the country requires investment to enhance its reach and impact. Where the Internet is available, it tends to be expensive and speeds become considerably slower outside of urban centres. The availability of Internet access has led to the widespread adoption of mobile services and mobile penetration in 2017 stood at 90.58%, according to Statista.
Satellite Internet Solutions in Honduras
Satellite-based Internet access and also cellular backhaul could help Honduras to overcome some of its challenges. A universal access programme has begun rollout to take Internet into schools to be used as a tool for learning. It is this kind of initiative that will drive socio-economic development upwards. BusinessCom Networks have been delivering satellite-based Internet, cellular backhaul and services for individuals, enterprise and government since 2003 and have extensive experience of in the delivery of VSAT-based networks that transform lives, businesses, education, healthcare and so many other aspects of daily life. Satellite connectivity is affordable and can be installed literally anywhere, regardless of challenging topography, meaning that nowhere is out of bounds and even the most remote communities can be reached. Through an Internet connection, the Honduran people can gain access to many resources, tool and information that can empower and enrich their lives.
With mobile telephony so popular in Honduras, yet with many people in rural areas still unable to connect to a reliable network, BusinessCom can provide a fully managed rural mobile network solution that is completely independent of existing infrastructure and that delivers low cost voice and data services to any handset.
Satellite can play a very important part in enhancing the lives of the Honduran population by offering low cost and highly reliable connectivity to areas that otherwise would not benefit. Internet access and reliable voice communications are essential in the development of services that can help people to improve their lives through better education, better healthcare, better access to governmental services and thus overall improvement of socio-economic conditions. BusinessCom can help to deliver the solutions that can take all of these crucial services to rural areas of Honduras and can help to design the solution that is perfect for the user – and that makes financial sense too.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Honduras 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