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:


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.


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/


951-P Mercantile Drive

Hanover, MD 21076


TEL: +1 410-579-4508

SKYPE: +1 410-579-4508

EMAIL: sales@dsr-inc.com

URL: www.dsr-inc.com


10 rue de la Sablière

92230 Gennevilliers,


TEL: +33 (0) 1 40 17 44 96 (LD)

CELL. +33 (0) 6 25 31 12 59

SKYPE: iectelecomms

URL: www.iec-telecom.com


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: Planson International – (cmcengage.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.