VSAT

A Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) is a satellite communications system that can transmit voice and data signals through a satellite. A VSAT consists of two parts, a transceiver (Dish) that is placed outdoors and a device that is placed indoors to interface with the users’ communication device, such as a laptop. A VSAT dish generally ranges from 75 to 1.2 cm but can be up to 3m in diameter. A VSAT can handle up to 56 Kbps.

Fixed Satellite Internet System
Sample Products VSAT
Manufacturer link: None – Contact the Regional Office – RISA – for information on service providers
EFOM link: None – Contact the Regional Office – RISA – for information on service providers
Purchase Cost $3000
Running Costs $700 to $3000 per month depending on package
Advantages Multiple users (depending on service package): generally reliable service;
Disadvantages Requires time to set up as well as external technical support: expensive when compared to cellular or fixed line solutions, though generally cheaper than mobile satellite solutions for same volume of usage: Service packages with fixed volume require close management of use (users):
Ideal use. Once field office has been established:

Suppliers:

Apart from the above manufacturers/suppliers cited in the specifications information, CRS Global Procurement has four telecommunication suppliers already identified, which have performed well recently and have already been fully vetted:

Please note that for all satellite phone and mobile internet devices procured internationally, IEC Telecom has multiple offices globally and offers quality and efficient services.

DANOFFICE IT INC.

Englandsvej 14,

5700 Svendborg –

Denmark TEL: +45 6221 1766

SKYPE: +45 6221 1766

FAX +45 6221 1765

Email: danoffice@danoffice.com

URL:  http://www.danoffice.com/

DSR, INC.

951-P Mercantile Drive

Hanover, MD 21076

USA

TEL: +1 410-579-4508

SKYPE: +1 410-579-4508

EMAIL: sales@dsr-inc.com

URL: www.dsr-inc.com

 

IEC TELECOM

10 rue de la Sablière

92230 Gennevilliers,

France

TEL: +33 (0) 1 40 17 44 96 (LD)

CELL. +33 (0) 6 25 31 12 59

SKYPE: iectelecomms

URL: www.iec-telecom.com

 

PLANSON INTERNATIONAL

363 Penny Road New Gloucester, Maine 04260,

USA TEL: +1 207 926 3100

SKYPE: +1 207 926 3100 FAX: +1 207 926 3101 Email: info@plansonintl.com

URL: https://plansonintl.com/

If an alternative local or regional supplier can be identified and vetted, which can provide the same equipment, installation, and maintenance services at competitive prices then this could be a viable option to consider, especially when selecting a more complicated telecommunications package. To pursue this local or regional sourcing option please follow the latest guidance in the CRS Procure-to-Pay Procurement Manual and use the Local Purchase Approval Form as required.