MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippine tourism industry now stands on its feet, the next few years will remain crucial to sustaining its recovery, as well as the collective growth of tourism-related businesses on 7,641 islands.
The tourism industry is constantly stimulating programs to revive tourism, such as promotions from airlines, deals from travel agencies and new promotional efforts from local tourist sites.
If there’s one thing that can stimulate the industry in these ever-changing, challenging times, it’s Internet connectivity.
The Internet is an option, but the digital divide remains
At the start of the pandemic, internet access and technology offered struggling businesses a lifeline, allowing them to migrate some of their services online.
With the recovery of the tourism industry, the Internet continues to enable businesses to conduct business operations seamlessly – from marketing and communications to continuous customer service.
Especially for hotels and resorts reserved for company conferences and meetings, a good internet connection is a must to provide guests with a hassle-free experience. In addition, even emerging travel trends, such as work from everywhere, require connectivity to allow tourists to do work while traveling.
But while reliable internet connectivity provides unlimited business opportunities, the case has not been so easy for companies in remote areas that are either struggling to find a decent internet connection or remain unserved by ISPs.
Take it from the case of The Dipudo Private Island Resort in Isabella. Located off the coast of Makonakon, facing the Philippine Sea to the east, the resort’s off-grid location makes communication almost impossible for residents and guests.
“Our only decision was to install satellite internet. We first installed with another company recommended by a friend. However, this company closed down and we needed a new ISP, “said Nicole Maguire, who runs the resort.
Reaching the unattainable
“Bambunet was able to arrange a very fast delivery, as our previous ISP gave us only two weeks’ notice that they were shutting down. During this time, I was emailed videos and documents outlining the installation process, “Maguire said.
“We were asked to install an application that helps us position the satellite. We found that the setup process is easy and does not require a special technician on site; however, we had phone support while positioning the satellite, ”she added.
Bambunet, powered by Kloche Communications, is a local ISP in partnership with Singapore-based satellite operator Kacific. It delivers reliable and affordable internet in remote areas through the recently launched high-performance satellite in Ka-band, the Specific 1.
As internet connectivity remains a challenge on many islands and mountainous parts of the country, Kacific’s high-performance satellite offers hope and opportunities for these hard-to-reach communities.
But how exactly? Here is the explanation of satellite broadband:
Kacific and Ka-band technology as viable solutions
Kacific, a next-generation broadband satellite operator, covers the Philippines with high-bandwidth rays and offers high-speed broadband in small 1.2-meter antennas or terminal kits, making it easy and quick to install, especially in remote areas.
As a reliable Internet solution, even companies with Fiber Internet connections can use this technology as a backup in case of power outages and connectivity.
What he does: Kacific achieves speeds of 85Mbps (70Mbps at download speeds; 15Mbps at upload speeds), with affordable bandwidth available at affordable prices. This speed is more than enough to run the tools and applications your business needs, surf the web, conference calls, and even entertainment.
For larger companies and communities, Kacific can even provide 100Mbps when downloading and 20Mbps when uploading for up to 60 users.
What’s new: What makes Kacific different from other operators is its use of the next big thing in satellite technology –Ka-gang.
This band has higher frequencies in the range of 26 to 40GHz, which makes it faster, better and more accessible than lower satellite bands such as Ku-band and C-band, which have bands from 12 to 18GHz and 4 to 8GHz.
What does this mean: In satellite technology, these higher Ka-band frequencies mean higher download and upload speeds, giving you better Internet performance. The Ka-band also allows lower MB prices and good power control – all with smaller antenna sizes.
Fast, easy to install and cost-effective satellite solutions like this give remote areas better opportunities to thrive with a solid internet connection.
Helping local businesses recover
Imagine how difficult it is for tourism businesses to operate without the Internet. How will the staff communicate with the guests, enjoy the best experience and share their wonderful memories online if they are out of range?
Kacific’s satellite solutions address this, especially for businesses facing connectivity problems. In fact, Kacific has special point beams that cover all remote areas – from Batanes to Palawan and even Sulu.
Kacific also has two local teleports located in Subic Bay and Clark as backup sites to ensure connectivity remains available even in bad weather.
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Kacific 1 and next generation technology
Kacific’s Gigstarter plans offer Internet solutions for rural and remote businesses. These fully managed services and growth payment plans give businesses a low-risk way to connect remote operations and offices to high-speed satellite Internet.
At these monthly rates, connectivity solutions will also ensure that all your employees have access to reliable Internet for cloud applications, emails, video calls and Internet browsing, no matter where they are.
No tourism business should be abandoned as the industry recovers from the pandemic decline. As internet connectivity plays a crucial role in their recovery, Kacific is on their side to provide reliable, low-cost and high-speed satellite internet.
For fast and affordable satellite internet services in your area, call Bambunet, powered by Kloche Communications on 0998 555 3243 or visit www.bambunet.com.
For more information on Kacific satellite technology, visit www.kacific.com or contact us [email protected]
Apply for an authorized Kacific distributor today, visit https://kacific.com/distributor-network to learn more.