Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world) and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the Indian subcontinent around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth.
Madagascar’s natural resources include a variety of unprocessed agricultural and mineral resources. Agriculture (including the growing of raffia), fishing and forestry are mainstays of the economy. Madagascar is the world’s principal supplier of vanilla, cloves and ylang-ylang. Madagascar supplies 80% of the world’s natural vanilla. Other key agricultural resources include coffee, lychees and shrimp. Key mineral resources include various types of precious and semi-precious stones, and Madagascar currently provides half of the world’s supply of sapphires, which were discovered near Ilakaka in the late 1990s.
Mobile telephone and internet access are widespread in urban areas but remain limited in rural parts of the island. Approximately 30% of the districts are able to access the nations’ several private telecommunications networks via mobile telephones or land lines.Access to the internet has grown dramatically over the past decade, with an estimated 352,000 residents of Madagascar accessing the internet from home or in one of the nation’s many internet cafés in December 2011.
Vizocom being one of the largest ISPs in the country has a local presence and an established partner network to ensure coverage is available to our clients across all locations.
Vizocom provides the full scope of its services in Madagascar:
- Internet Services including terrestrial and satellite services to include:
- Internet over Fiber
- Wireless Systems
- Voice over IP
- Wireless Systems
- Supply Chain & Mission Support Services
Vizocom’s extensive experience in providing VSAT and ICT services to the defense industry and especially governmental agencies, as well as oil and gas,mining, and construction industries has made it an unrivalled partner for their operations around the globe and especially in Madagascar.
Vizocom’s highly reliable VSAT services coupled with our 24/7/365 Customer Support Center with local field support who speak the local language makes Vizocom the right choice when it comes to selecting you ICT and Communication service provider in Madagascar.
Vizocom covers Africa, specifically Madagascar, with several satellites and delivers a flexible range of services on Ku-Band, C-Band, and Ka-Band frequencies that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. Vizocom’s teleports in the United States and Europe support all platforms to include but not limited to iDirect X1, X3, X5, as well as Comtech, Newtec, and Romantis.
Our satellites supporting Madagascar include Telstar 11N, Africasat 1A, ABS-2, Arabsat 5C and NSS-12.