Comoros is an archipelago of three islands set in the Indian Ocean and are home to a population of 825, 950. The islands are volcanic, and therefore lack natural resources. As a result, the economy is underpinned mainly by subsistence agriculture, fishing, forestry and the export of products such as vanilla, cloves and Ylang Ylang.
In terms of connectivity, the infrastructure on the islands requires development as telecommunications tend to be limited to a few towns. However, the government is working to improve communications and, over the last 17 years, between 2000 and 2017, there has been a jump in the number of Internet users from 2000 to 60,000. Today, Internet penetration stands at 7.3 percent. 3G networks are gradually being deployed in certain areas of Comoros which are catalysing the use of smartphones. Internet is available to many in the country through dongles and smartphones but the access can be slow depending on the location of cell towers.
There is a big opportunity for VSAT technology on Comoros. There is a very young population. Half is the age of 15 and under, and these young people are growing up in a digital age. With the popularity of the smartphone and Internet growing in Comoros as it is across Africa, there will be a requirement to connect. The lack of mobile infrastructure can be boosted with the use of VSAT networks that can enable the backhaul of mobile telephony, therefore extending the reach considerably of MNOs operating on Comoros. BusinessCom Networks has the expertise to help MNOs to create a tailor made VSAT network that works for them, enabling them to access new subscribers and to improve mobile penetration across the islands.
VSAT networks from BusinessCom Networks can also augment the amount of Internet users on Comoros. Quick to deploy and cost-effective, with 24 x 7 support from BusinessCom’s customer service team, Internet via satellite can create a highly reliable means of connectivity no matter where on the islands it is needed. Through access to the Internet, the people of Comoros can also improve their quality of life through educational tools, financial services, agricultural advice and health information. The Internet also offers opportunities for small businesses. All of this can be achieved through a VSAT link provided by BusinessCom Networks. Our in-country installers can assist with the deployment of the network and our customer service teams will help you to develop the network for your unique requirements. In addition, our Sentinel bandwidth management tool enables small and medium businesses to get the very best performance out of the network.
Key differentiators of BusinessCom VSAT services in the Comoros 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