Today, each eco-lodge and their managers value the improved communication between their facilities, travel agents, the Tourist Authority, local health care and the world as a whole as they continue to market and showcase their offer internationally. They appreciate the speed, reliability, flexibility and, last but not least, the service’s affordability.
The most popularly utilised bandwidth packages among the destinations are the 10Mbps Platinum package with 30GB of data, the 6Mbps Diamond package and the 4Mbps Gold Package with 12GB of data. Eutelsat defined these packages to match different user-profiles and are available to the lodges in Ku-band via the EUTELSAT 65 WEST A satellite.
The 10Mbps download speed allows video and voice calls, complete interaction on Facebook, WhatsApp, Google and Instagram. It enables residents to upload their videos to YouTube, iCloud, Google Drive and share their immersive experience in real-time on these social media platforms. They can also use Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex, among other collaboration tools, to connect to their office while enjoying their vacation. Staff and research teams positioned at the lodges can also use the services to help them perform their roles and work cooperatively with other facilities.
George Melville, Managing Director of i-Net Communications, is delighted that his company can contribute to Guyana’s cultural and economic development: “Eutelsat’s satellite solutions have allowed us to provide world-class internet connectivity to these exceptional eco-resorts,” says Mr Melville. “It has given us and these resorts connectivity opportunities that were simply not possible with terrestrial networks.”
The collaborative relationship that Eutelsat has fostered with i-Net has continued to the present day, offering i-Net opportunities to reach out and accomplish their goal of connecting more of Guyana to the rest of the world. “Since working with Eutelsat, i-Net’s customer base has grown by 50%,” says Mr Melville. “In this period of rapid, radical innovation and digital transformation, i-Net Communication values the service from Eutelsat.”