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.
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.