With a population of over 32 million, Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia and is bordered by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. It is rich in natural resources with the fourth largest gold deposits in the world and extensive copper and uranium. The country is also home to oil and gas reserves, some of which are as yet untapped. Uzbekistan is also an exporter of cotton, which is central to the economy. Agriculture also employs a large proportion of the population.
Communications in Uzbekistan are in need of significant improvement. However, the government is well aware of the importance of ICT and broadband in the socio-economic development of the country and so, in recent years, there has been much more of a focus on the improvement of telecommunications infrastructure. In Uzbekistan, the mobile sector dominates, and the last three years have seen significant growth in the mobile sector. 4G is being rolled out in the capital, Tashkent, and access to voice and data services is expected to grow over the coming years. In terms of Internet use, just over 50% of the population have access but this is a largely rural population, with over 60% of people living in rural areas. Though the government realises how the socio-economic development of rural areas is linked to ICT access, it is a challenge to connect these regions due to their remoteness and also the terrain where they are located ranging from flat desert to mountains. Laying cable or fibre to reach these remote communities is incredibly expensive and is often simply not financially viable for communications companies. Therefore, another method of connectivity is required to enable broadband connectivity.
Satellite Services in Uzbekistan
Satellite-based communications operate wherever they are deployed with no requirement for any infrastructure apart from the terminal itself. This means that a VSAT network may be rapidly deployed, providing a cost effective and scalable network that can deliver high speed broadband connectivity for applications such as Internet browsing, video conferencing, telemedicine, email access and so much more. Connection to the Web and to other communications is essential for socio-economic development as it enriches lives, providing health, education, civil and business services that otherwise would be out of reach for many rural communities. BusinessCom has pioneered the provision of VSAT networks for remote areas since its establishment and our experts can design, implement and manage your network and ensure that it meets your requirements within your set budget.
Satellite solutions may also be used to expand ever popular mobile 2G, 3G and 4G services to outlying areas where operators find it extremely challenging both physically and financially, to deploy cell towers. This turn-key, fully managed solution is specifically designed for rural mobile networks and offers a fast Return on investment. By extending the network to these areas, operators increase their subscriber bases and offer access to voice and data services to people that are hungry for access.
Satellite has a much wider role to play in Uzbekistan, enriching lives with a broad spectrum of services but at an affordable price and without expensive terrestrial infrastructure.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in Uzbekistan 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