In the vast majority of countries and regions around the world, particularly in developing regions, internet service to rural areas is particularly challenging for many service providers. At Vizocom, we recognize this lack of service throughout many areas of the world, including in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, as well as in South America. Through our network, we are able to provide high quality, reliable, and scalable satellite internet services for rural areas in these regions.
The Advantages of Choosing C Band VSAT Internet
VSAT systems usually operate by frequencies, including Ku-Band, Ka-Band, and C-band. However, commercial networks usually consider C Band VSAT internet. Even though the Ku-Band frequency can range from about 10 to 12 GHz for downlinks and 13.7 to 14.5 GHz for uplinks, the C-Band frequency ranges from 3.6 to 4.2 GHz for receiving and 5.8 to 6.4 GHz for transmissions.
Despite the constant internet penetration, according to a report by UN’s Broadband Commission, 54% of world’s 7.4 billion population still don’t have access to basic internet services. Two third of globe is also still lacking any internet coverage, making it extremely costly and financially unfeasible to provide internet access for some 700 million people living in these areas.
This is the second article of the two-part series “The Role of VSAT in Supporting NGOs during Disasters in Africa”. The first article focused on telemedicine projects in Mozambique and Uganda. This article will look at the role of VSAT during disasters in two more African countries: Zambia and Cape Verde.
Natural disasters such as floods, fires, and storms affect thousands of people in Africa. From the destruction of buildings to the spread of disease, natural disasters can devastate entire countries overnight and seriously disrupt the community with massive human, material, economic and environmental losses. To prevent these losses during disasters, emergency communication systems are critical in terms of safety, and ensuring the continuous operation and rapid recovery of emergency communication systems is more important than ever.
This is the third and final article of the “The Importance of Telemedicine through Satellite in Africa” series. In the previous article, we focused on telemedicine projects in Ghana and Ethiopia. This article will look at the telemedicine projects in Senegal and Kenya.