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.
There is always a debate about the best technology for internet connectivity for companies and businesses. In major cities in developed countries, business owners have many choices in internet services as well as internet providers.
In rural areas and in developing nations and regions, the options for internet for business are often more restricted. Infrastructure may not be present to allow for cable or fiber optics internet connections, and even broadband services may not be possible.
Information and communication technologies or ICT, have the potential to transform business and government in Africa, driving entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. The effect of ICTs on the African economy is impressive, but it is the way they are changing the everyday lives of Africans that is genuinely transformational.
This is the second article of the two-part series “How the Mobile Phone Revolutionized Africa”. The first article focused on Banking and Education. This article will look at Disaster Management, Agriculture, and Health.
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.