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Overview

A custom answer to your satellite access needs

Satellite connections are often the only way to share information across remote sites. BT offers a range of standard satellite products – but these may not always deliver the performance, data rates or scalability that you need. BT can evaluate your specific requirements and offer you an optimised capability, using the most appropriate satellite communications technology and network topology. We can provide different levels of availability and connectivity, tailored to your individual circumstances.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Customer VSAT and how you can connect via satellite.

The customised network solution that BT provides Barclays Africa gives us, and our customers, a number of benefits. Firstly, we are able to deliver realtime banking to customers in remote parts of Africa through ATM channels. Secondly, we are able to avoid reliance on terrestrial networks, which can be unreliable and expensive. Thirdly, we are able to deliver a number of new services to our remote sites because of the prioritisation capability the satellite infrastructure gives us.”
- Ken Fergus, chief technology officer, Barclays Africa

Key benefits

Link remote sites across the globe

From initial planning to final deployment, every aspect of the BT Custom VSAT (very small aperture terminal) network service is carefully considered to meet your particular needs. We can enable your organisation to:

  • Operate virtually anywhere and say goodbye to unreliable and expensive terrestrial networks.
  • Increase the productivity of your remote sites with reliable network connectivity via fixed or mobile satellite access.
  • Enjoy the peace-of-mind of back-up connectivity when your terrestrial connection is down. VSAT can provide diverse routing so your remote teams can access the mission-critical applications vital to your operations.
  • Link multiple sites with complex, differing requirements.
  • Reduce costs when you bypass inefficient in-country telecoms infrastructure.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Customer VSAT and how you can connect via satellite.

Key features

Enjoy resilient and flexible satellite access

The BT Custom VSAT (very small aperture terminal) network service can meet your organisation’s specific satellite communications requirements. You may need to connect all of your sites across the globe, or choose to focus on specific locations. Similarly, each site may have different bandwidth needs depending on the number of users and the nature of their usage.

Whatever your needs, BT Custom VSAT can make remote connection as straightforward as using a terminal at your head office. We can provide reliable, flexible access, offering you:

  • Varied connectivity options: Use the satellite to connect directly to a leased line or MPLS network, or use an IPSec virtual private network (VPN) over the Internet as a more cost-effective approach.
  • Flexibility: Choose availability, bandwidth and network topology options that match your specific requirements.
  • Resilience: Use diverse routing options to ensure high availability for mission-critical applications.
  • Greater efficiency: gain reliable communications so your employees can work effectively, regardless of their location, and boost productivity.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Customer VSAT and how you can connect via satellite.

Detailed description

Make the most of advanced VSAT capabilities

If your organisation wants to operate efficiently in regions where land-based networks either don’t exist or aren’t reliable, satellite connectivity may be the answer. VSAT (very small aperture terminal) technology means that you can share information between locations across the globe.

BT Custom VSAT offers your organisation the opportunity to make the most of this technology. Whether your users are likely to connect from a fixed location or on the move, BT can help you establish an optimised VSAT network that delivers the features, security measures, reliability and bandwidth that you need.

Customisable features include:

  • A secured private network to your corporate head office using either a dedicated terrestrial backhaul (such as MPLS or leased lines) or an IPSec VPN over the Internet to minimise cost.
  • Point-to-point, star, or mesh network topologies.
  • Fixed or mobile terminals.
  • Range of service speeds.
  • Committed Information Rate (CIR).
  • Capacity dedicated to your corporate network.
  • Support for multicast streaming.
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities.
  • Class of Service traffic management to optimise application performance.
  • Encryption.
  • Wi-Fi capability.
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and premium maintenance support.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Customer VSAT and how you can connect via satellite.

Who should buy

Stay connected, no matter where

BT Custom VSAT (very small aperture terminal) meets the specific needs of organisations that operate in remote areas or regions where local land-based networks are unavailable or unreliable. It can help to increase your productivity if you have:

  • Multiple remote locations.
  • Temporary sites or mobile employees.
  • Operational requirement for dependable connectivity.

Organisations that can benefit from BT Custom VSAT include: government agencies, news and broadcast services, non-governmental organisations and charities operating in remote areas, utility companies, banks and related financial companies, mining and petroleum exploration companies, and global manufacturers.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Customer VSAT and how you can connect via satellite.

Why BT

We deliver where terrestrial networks just can’t reach

BT is one of the world’s largest providers of global telecommunications and satellite services. We have over 20 years’ experience in the management and outsourcing of corporate networks, and have provided national governments and major multinational organisations with tailored satellite communications.

We have a team of experts dedicated to delivering telecommunications services to remote and difficult locations. With our help, your data can be carried digitally from virtually any location on the planet to any other.

For example, BT Custom VSAT enabled VISA to provide card services in 21 countries where the terrestrial infrastructure could not meet the levels of availability required. As a result:

  • Transaction times were reduced by 40 per cent.
  • An availability rate of 99.98 per cent was achieved.
  • Network costs were reduced.

Get in touch with your BT Account Manager or email us to request a quote and learn more about Customer VSAT and how you can connect via satellite.