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Introducing VSAT Services and Solutions for Nigeria. Also offering Cybercafe setup and support services.
VSAT SERVICES: INTERNET/TELEPHONY. SETUP YOUR CYBERCAFE.
Do you need VSAT services? Is your VSAT installation
in order? Get
solutions for VSAT support and installation. Are you looking to develop capacity in VSAT business?
Otherwise read on for more information on VSAT Internet, Telephony and Cybercafe solutions.
TELEPHONY SOLUTIONS / TRAINING OR CYBERCAFE SETUP/SUPPORT
VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal)
A VSAT is a small-sized telecommunications earth station
that transmits and receives via satellite. The terminal size is 1.2
to 2.4 meter in diameter.
VSATs are becoming increasingly popular, because they are a single, flexible communications platform that can be installed quickly and cost effectively to provide telecoms solutions for consumers, governments and corporations.
They have been in use for more than 10 years and, with more than 500,000 systems operating in more than 120 countries, VSATs are a mature and proven technology.
VSAT networks may transmit and receive voice, data,
fax, or video conferencing.
VSAT represents a cost-effective solution for those who want an independent communications network to connect sites, especially sites where any other connectivity options are not possible or realistic to implement.
VSAT networks offer value-added satellite-based services capable of supporting the Internet, data, LAN, voice/fax communications, and can provide powerful, dependable, private and public network communications solutions.
VSATs are used for a wide variety of telecommunications applications, including corporate networks, Internet service provision, rural telecoms, distance learning, telemedicine, cybercafes, banking, oil and gas exploration, manufacturing, government agencies and departments and much more.
As Internet traffic continues to grow at exponential rates worldwide, Internet services providers (ISP's) everywhere are turning to satellite to keep with demand for network bandwidth. VSAT has offered ISP's and telecommunications service providers easily scalable, cost-effective Internet access since 1989.
A VSAT has certain clear advantages over terrestrial networks and other wireless communications media.
FAST & SMOOTH INSTALLATION
Satellite services are usually activated much more quickly
than terrestrial networks. Since meters or kilometers of cable need
not be installed. An antenna, modem and satellite circuit can be installed
and made operational in just a few weeks rather than the months installation
of cable may take. It is easily implemented due to the wireless nature
of connectivity. And as a network grows, additional capacity can be
obtained in just as short a time.
HIGH RELIABILITY & SUPERIOR NETWORK PERFORMANCE
Satellite networks offer much higher reliability than terrestrial networks. Network performance is enhanced with satellite by linking directly to an Internet backbone, bypassing congested terrestrial lines, exchanges and numerous interconnections. This reduces the potential points of failure.
ECONOMIC NETWORK COSTS
The broadcast nature of satellites allows for the simultaneous
delivery of information to wide geographic areas without regard to
terrestrial infrastructure or geographic barriers. Charges for terrestrial
services are nearly always distance-dependent, while VSAT connections
cost the same whether sites are one or 1000 Km apart. VSATs are capable
of sending and receiving all sorts of video, data and audio content
at the same high speed regardless of their distance from terrestrial
switching offices and infrastructure.
Telephony and broadband infrastructure require heavy infrastructure and are particularly expensive to deploy and maintain especially to remote and unserviced locations.
And with most VSAT services the cost-per-connection comes down considerably when a customer adds users.
Technology is also changing rapidly to make satellite access to the Internet more affordable.
The key advantage of a VSAT earth station, versus a
typical terrestrial network connection, is that the reach of buried
cable does not limit VSATs. Satellite is the only telephony and broadband
wide-area network technology that is available everywhere - in even
the most remote urban and rural areas, rain forests or concrete jungles,
anywhere in the world.
A VSAT earth station can be placed anywhere - as long as it has an unobstructed view of the satellite.
SITE RELOCATION AND ADDITION
Relocating and adding network sites is much simpler and cheaper with a satellite network than with most terrestrial technologies.
FLEXIBILITY & EXPANSION
VSAT networks are highly scalable, i.e. it provides the ability to scale according to the customer's requirements with low incremental cost. This is especially important as businesses grow over time.
A VSAT network can support thousands of VSAT remotes. Hence, a customer may start with Data services (internet browsing & e-mail) and then adding more bandwidth can be done over time by a simple reconfiguration at the Network Operating Center. In addition customers are able to add voice capabilities or video applications when the need arises.
SATELLITE INTERNET SOLUTIONS THAT PROVIDES VOICE, FAX AND DATA SERVICES VIA SATELLITE.
There are 3 major signal bands available on the VSAT
system. They are the C-band, KU-band and the KA- band.
The C-Band is the lowest frequency signal based transponder, which exhibits reliable capability to withstand weather interference. It also allows the largest bandwidth upgradability.
The KU band is subject to weather change interference. A prolonged rain or cloudy weather sometimes affects transmission.
Typically, interactive Ku-band antenna sizes range from 75 centimetres to 1.8 metres and C-band from 1.8 metres to 2.4 metres.
* Service covers the entire Nigeria
* Access charge is exclusive of installation charge.
* Subscription depends on the type of service demanded (band width- up/down loads) and subscription periods.
Cybercafes in Nigeria are public places that offer Internet
services to their
customers for a fee. They have provided opportunities for many Nigerians to get timely and fast Internet access. And of course this has translated
not only to increased efficiency, but also the creation of additional
business opportunities. This has empowered many Nigerians who would not ordinarily have access to computers, not to talk of Internet access.
It serves many business organizations by providing a readily available
backup solution when their in-house Internet facilities are unavailable.
Most cybercafes charge by the hour or fraction of an hour. If you travel and need access to the Internet, a cybercafe might be one solution.
Many Telecommunications companies provide Cybercafe setup services.
But despite the many benefits, Cybercafes are setup
and managed by
people, so they aren’t perfect. And not all established Cybercafes run profitably or offer good service. Having VSAT, good PCs, comfortable seats, power generator and excellent Computer Networking are not the only things that make for an excellent Cybercafe. Too many people interested in establishing Cyberfaces are only interested in the initial investment – “how much?” PLEASE! PLEASE! You can’t simply invest on the infrastructure and go to sleep.
To establish a cybercafe in addition to infrastructure,
you need to consider
Personnel, Support/Maintenance, Customer Service, Location, Security
and most importantly Management. Simply put –it’s about business. It is a business that has its risks and opportunities. Business planning and management must be top notch – CYBERCAFE BUSINESS IS PRACTICAL BUSINESS.
For most of us the cybercafe is our access door to the
what has the experience been like? Internet Heaven or Internet Hell? What should we reasonably expect from a cybercafe when we go to browse the web or download mail? Find out more here:
TO STARTUP AND RUN A CYBER CAFÉ
up of Cyber cafés is booming business in Nigeria. But how can
you setup and manage your Cyber café, while ensuring it is a profitable and sustainable business? To start up and run a Cyber Café, Cyber café Owners, Managers and Investors should Attend the Cyber Café Workshop
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