Information and communications technologies are crucial for social changes. Whether answering to humanitarian emergencies, relieving a natural disaster, fighting a health crisis and promoting sustainable development in some of the most challenging places on earth, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) rely on communications technologies to bring efficiency in the aid system. These technical solutions further assist in building better relationships with the public, donors and funders, and in supporting marketing campaigns to raise money and awareness as well as facilitate policy advocacy. DataNet proposes NGOs communications solutions to manage emergency operations in an effective manner that are:

  • Affordable
  • Reliable
  • Mobile
  • Rugged
  • Field-proven
  • Commercial-off-the-shelves products (COTS)
  • Scalable

DataNet’s communications platforms by combining satellite, fixed and wireless access technologies can increase coordination between NGOs, UN agencies and with local organizations (NGOs or governments) and support critical applications; from disaster recovery, tele-education, tele-medicine, cloud-based services, social investment or micro-finance, SMS, Voice over IP such as Skype, social networks to standard office web-based applications. At DataNet, our communications solutions create opportunities for solving some of the toughest environmental and social challenges; from global health and humanitarian assistance to ecological conservation. DataNet can provide NGOs with one-stop shop for all communications connectivity and applications needs; from the design, implementation and maintenance of networks.

Dr. Jane Goodall, Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute

Satellite-based communications connectivity

  • Shared TDMA VSAT solutions from our teleport in Djibouti
  • Star and Mesh configuration
  • Point-to-point or point-to multipoint connectivity
  • Power supply options: portable generator and solar panel technology
  • Secured private VPNs
  • MPLS end-to-end over satellite links
  • 24×7 NOC, managed services with trouble ticket reporting
  • QoS with guaranteed SLAs for response time and bandwidth offered
  • Low latency and Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Field sites backhaul connectivity to the NGO headquarter WAN
  • SatCom GSM trailer system: BringCom’s Mobile GSM rapid deployment solution for disaster recovery
  • Voice over IP and Video training: tele-medicine and tele-education
  • Satellite phones services
  • Ubiquitous coverage: expand network reach
  • Seamless integration with terrestrial networks

Wireline communications connectivity

  • High speed fiber optic cables managed circuits
  • Metro, regional and international connectivity
  • Fiber optic cabling used above ground and below
  • ground and at sea
  • Low latency and guaranteed SLA
  • Ethernet VPN services
  • MPLS IP VPN services
  • Dedicated MPLS connectivity to global POPs

Wireless communications connectivity

  • Fixed broadband Wireless Access
  • Last-mile and metro-area access
  • Point-to-Point line of sight Microwave for backhaul connectivity
  • WiFi, WiMax long and short range networks
  • Ideal for connecting remote camp sites to headquarter
  • Offers broad communications need
  • Supports smartphones mobile agribusiness and micro financing applications
  • Cellular (2G/3G/4G)
  • 2 ways radio systems
    • High frequency (HF) for regional and local communication, connecting a base camp with refugee camp operations, a field site or satellite locations
    • Very-high frequency (VHF) for short range (10-15 miles) communications; use of small batteries operated walkie-talkies
  • Voice and broadband data service