Jamaica is one of the most popular Caribbean islands – the fourth largest – and is situated in the Caribbean Sea. The island is located south of Cuba and west of Hispaniola. The country is a tourist magnet, attracting many people from all over the world. Jamaica’s landscape features rainforests, woodlands, wetlands, caves and rivers – all of which appeal to the tourists which flock there every year. Tourism represents half of the country’s income overall so is key to its wealth. Jamaica lies on the hurricane belt, as do the other Caribbean islands, and therefore is at risk of extreme weather, which can damage economic assets and critical infrastructure. Along with tourism, mining of bauxite and alumina is also an important sector.
In terms of communications infrastructure, Jamaica, like many other Caribbean islands, tends to focus its communications within urban areas and also in hotels and resorts. However, rural regions of Jamaica are not so well-connected. In 2016, the Internet penetration rate stood at 43.4%. Work is still needed to help connect over half of the population of Jamaica. For the majority of Jamaicans that do have access to the Internet, connection is achieved via a smartphone. In fact, mobile phone subscriptions across the island are 109 per 100 inhabitants. Though LTE services are being rolled out gradually, there is still a great deal of the island that must be covered.
The growth in the mobile sector must be echoed in rural areas in order to take connectivity to communities that do not currently have access. An ideal solution provided by BusinessCom Networks is the company’s rural mobile networks solution. This basically allows those living in remote communities where infrastructure is scarce, the opportunity to gain access to the global network, including e-government, healthcare, education and financial services through mobile phones. In these areas, deployment of last mile communications is expensive. However, BusinessCom can deploy a turn-key, fully managed solution specifically for rural mobile networks that will deliver fast Return on investment and delivery of low cost voice, SMS and data services.
Satellite Internet Service in Jamaica
For businesses on the island of Jamaica, BusinessCom also offers a range of services that can help those located in more remote regions of the island. The mining industry forms an important part of the Jamaican economy and these mines are often located far from towns and cities, making connectivity difficult. Utilising a VSAT network provided by BusinessCom, mining enterprises can reap the many benefits of satellite connectivity which overcomes any geographical boundaries. High speed satellite IP connectivity can then streamline the company’s everyday operations, offer efficiencies, lower operating costs and increase in productivity. BusinessCom’s enterprise broadband solution is fast and reliable in remote areas and we are trusted by enterprises of all sizes to support their mission critical communications requirements with a combination of shared and dedicated bandwidth to support voice, data and video applications.
These are just two illustrations of how satellite broadband can boost connectivity on Jamaica, helping to improve the socio-economic conditions of more remote communities and therefore the overall population, and also the productivity of businesses on the island. Our team is on hand to discuss your requirements today.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Jamaica 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