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|
|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|
|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:|
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.
5700 Svendborg –
Denmark TEL: +45 6221 1766
SKYPE: +45 6221 1766
FAX +45 6221 1765
951-P Mercantile Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
TEL: +1 410-579-4508
SKYPE: +1 410-579-4508
10 rue de la Sablière
TEL: +33 (0) 1 40 17 44 96 (LD)
CELL. +33 (0) 6 25 31 12 59
363 Penny Road New Gloucester, Maine 04260,
USA TEL: +1 207 926 3100
SKYPE: +1 207 926 3100 FAX: +1 207 926 3101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.