Satellite Connectivity Services
Digital services ecosystems depend on connectivity as the pipeline to access them. Government and company have been rolling out infrastructures to access which in Africa are concentrated in areas that are economically viable, population clusters and readily accessible. This leaves most other areas out of the digital economy.
BeepTool is dedicated to delivering reliable, cost-effective nanosatellite-based connectivity services that enable African communication service and businesses to instantly connect underserved rural and remote regions in Nigeria
Connecting remote and rural Africa’s more than one billion underserved businesses and consumers has presented tough challenges for the telecom industry. BeepTool’s disruptive approach to satellite connectivity is translating the rural connectivity challenge into an opportunity by yielding access to an untapped huge subscriber base and new sources of potential revenue.
BeepTool is deploying a hyper cost-effective and reliable IP network in space, capable of reaching nearly every point on the African continent. Game-changing deployment cost and ease of rollout translate to radical reduction of Capex investment and Opex costs for a service provider.
The resulting business model facilitates a solid telecom value proposition for rural subscribers and remote businesses at the right price point, ensuring service providers sustainable long-term growth.
Dedicated to Connecting the Nigerian and African Market.
BeepTool enables African service providers to perfectly address a growing market by providing application-specific services and tailored pricing packages that fit the needs of millions of previously unreachable subscribers. Examples of these include messaging apps, M2M connectivity, financial transactions and asset tracking.
A key benefit is a simplicity with which the solution can be deployed. No costly, cumbersome construction of infrastructure or procurement of expensive equipment is necessary. The BeepTool solution only requires the use of small, light-weight, portable and low-power ground devices, simple smartphone apps and easy plug & play integration with M2M devices.
Understanding the needs of the untapped, underserved regions of Africa, BeepTool has tailored its business model to enable its customers to rapidly grow their networks by attracting new remote subscribers. Tailored applications for remote subscribers drive and fuel the growth of these newly maturing businesses.
To reliably connect businesses, machines, and services, BeepTool’s satellites partner will provide continuous, accurate Ku, Ka and S-band communications coverage dedicated to Africa.BeepTool satellites rural connectivity platform integrated to satellites will provide coverage where cellular connectivity is not accessible in Sub-Saharan Africa.
BeepTool enables African service providers to connect smartphone messaging app users anywhere, anytime, even when out of range of their cellular network. Employing gateways to any mobile network, cost-effective communications and small packet data transfer applications let remote businesses, field sites and commercial offices connect across Africa and worldwide.Connecting remote and rural areas in Africa with more than one billion underserved businesses and consumers has presented tough challenges for the telecom and financial industry. BeepTool’s micro-cell connectivity approach to smartphone, Apps and satellite connectivity will translate rural connectivity and financial inclusion challenge into an opportunity by enabling access to a huge, untapped subscriber base and new sources of potential revenue.
The micro-cell solution consists of a portable narrowband nanosatellite terminal that broadcast nanosatellite signal in Wi-Fi mode. Up to 100 BeepTool users through our app can connect to a single terminal enabling them to make & receive calls, send messages, carry out financial services, etc. Other essential apps could be used through the Wi-Fi signal.
BeepTool Solutions for Rural African Communities
BeepTool Connectivity: The hardware infrastructure at its core comprises of the BeepTool ecosystem applications servers, VOIP & Gateways, hub base stations connected to our partners satellites teleports, the BeepTool custom and proprietary satellite rural Wi-Fi hotspots terminals loaded with the BeepTool Satellite firmware, and the BeepTool Satellite app beaming data connectivity Wi-Fi hotspots. The BeepTool proprietary satellite Wi-Fi hotspots terminals are built with a special RFModem that works on our partners GEO and LEO Satellites network on combined KU, KA and S-band frequency.
The BeepTool satellite-based rural Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity service levering on Partners GEO and LEO satellites for Africa wide coverage starting from Nigeria. BeepTool supports a multitude of cloud-based applications and devices via WiFi connectivity over the compact and portable satellites terminal, having a small flat panel antenna. The terminal can be powered via solar panels, batteries, portable generator or local power if available. The BeepTool service is flexible and scales to support the required number of terminals and connected devices. The capacity of the WiFi unit inside the terminal will support up to 100 concurrent users and with a maximum range of 50 to 500 meters. For a greater range, an external WiFi access point is connected to the terminal.
The BeepTool rural satellites connectivity Wi-Fi hotspot terminals are approved and tested on our GEO/LEO satellites partners. The terminals allow any mobile device, including smartphones and tablets, PCs, PoS, ATM, IOT etc to connect to data via satellite network using WiFi hotspots. With the affordable ground terminals in rural communities, we connect small businesses, citizens and mini entrepreneurs to the global digital economy.
The BeepTool solution is an innovative rural satellite connectivity network that enables robust, low-cost satellite services for a large number of users with a specific focus in Africa, beginning in Nigeria. This satellite connectivity is designed to support many services that improve the wellbeing of citizens, especially in rural communities. In this concept note, we will break the solution into two components – BeepTool Connectivity and BeepTool Services.
The figure above shows the architecture of BeepTool Connectivity and how it will support the clusters of services that will empower rural communities. The deployment of broadband through satellite is critical as most rural communities in Africa are not covered by terrestrial telecommunication services due to economic considerations; most rural dwellers are not economically empowered to cover their cost models and the telcos simply neglect them
Affordable Smart Devices–A critical part of BeepTool Connectivity is making sure that rural dwellers and low-income people can afford devices to access the services which are made possible by the satellites. Here, our core focus is empowering low-income mini-entrepreneurs who may be unable to afford regular smartphones and tablets. Our devices are affordable, opening the opportunities for the users to use our fintech, AgriTech, community communications, and telehealth services. Simply, we work for the digitalization of the excluded, unconnected, unbanked, and underserved rural and remote low-income Nigerians and Africans and bring them to the digital economy. Through an app, these devices connect online via our satellites networks.