As a result of the high cost of infrastructure and a lack of access, more than 70% of the African continent remains unconnected to the Internet.
Despite the global proliferation of fibre and LTE, satellite technology is one of the most effective ways to provide connectivity in more remote locations. Satellite networks offer compelling benefits for businesses in the outlying areas of Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
What is VSAT?
Satellite technology has been quietly evolving to become a more capable, dependable and affordable connectivity solution. And some significant advances have been made in recent years. As a result, its range of applications and its market have expanded.
A very small aperture terminal (VSAT) is a two-way satellite ground station that communicates with satellites in geosynchronous or geostationary orbit to transmit narrowband or broadband data. This allows Internet access to be delivered and point-to-point WAN links to be connected just about anywhere on the planet. Advances in the technology have improved the performance, ensuring higher data rates and improved latency at lower costs.
The benefits of VSAT
There’s no other connectivity type that has the reach of VSAT. Users can enjoy a stable connection whether they’re out in the middle of the ocean, the Sahara Desert or at the top of Chappal Waddi. This unparalleled connectivity is a core value proposition that sets VSAT apart.
VSAT is quick to set up, which is beneficial for remote locations where a lengthy installation process is impractical. Satellite networks can also be easily and cost-effectively scaled with the addition of new sites to the network anywhere in the world.
VSAT from IS
IS offers a VSAT service with continent-wide reach through several teleports, and it can be used on its own or integrated with your existing (terrestrial) networks. Our satellite network solution can easily be linked to new locations, especially in places with limited terrestrial infrastructure. All we have to do is to install the equipment and configure bandwidth to the site.
When expanding your business to remote locations, you run the risk of increased connectivity costs. Our VSAT self-service portal gives you access to usage reports, allowing you to keep track of expenses and budgets to more accurately manage connectivity costs in your business.
VSAT is a fully managed service, which means that you don’t have to pay for any maintenance costs or contribute to infrastructure. Our technical experts are available 24/7 to assist with any issues, freeing you up to focus on operating and growing your business.