Solomon Islands Rural Link
Rural Broadband Solutions

Low cost, solar powered VSAT for rural and remote locations

RICS Installations

Patukae School, Marovo Lagoon (SPC, community)

Arnavon Islands and Taro (The Nature Conservancy)

Lata Hospital (SPC)

McConnell Dowell
Road Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project


The Rural Internet Connectivity System (RICS) is a specially designed, low cost broadband VSAT solution for remote and rural locations. It is also low powered, so that small solar power supplies can be used (an important feature in many rural Pacific Islands locations where there is no grid power available).

Based on a 1.2m Ku band antenna with high quality Shiron modem and InterSKY satellite networking, RICS are installed easily and quickly, and provide years of reliable connectivity. The 1.2m system is capable of download speeds up to 3Mbps, and a range of bandwidth options are available starting from 256/128 at 10:1 contention upwards. Fixed price or per MB billing are available, as are options for 1.2 or 1.8m dish and 2,3 or 5W BUC.

This system is ideal for connection-sharing partnerships, where communities, schools, local business and individuals partner to share the costs and the benefits of broadband. We can provide support for such partnerships including project management, and e-inclusive applications and training.

Solomon Islands Rural Link currently offer reselling and installation of RICS equipment anywhere in Solomon Islands (and regionally). We can offer a complete package, to help you to identify your needs and to design and supply associated power and networking equipment. With more than a decade of experience of community and rural ICT development in the region, we can support all your related capacity development requirements. If you wish to extend your VSAT connection using wireless technology, you will be pleased to know that we are partners of New Zealand experts Rural Link NZ, and our Principal is proudly associated with the community Wi-Fi networking project Marovo Learning Network, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands.

We are also able to provide other VSAT solutions, including larger dishes and
C-band options. For instance we have been managing the installation and maintenance of 2.4m VSAT and BGAN equipment for ANZ Bank, as a local partner of WebSatMedia, Singapore, and our Principal has worked as Manager of the EU-funded Distance Learning Centres Project installing 2.4m VSATs in rural learning centres (2004-7).

Contact us now to connect your rural residence, business, school, or project site with broadband Internet - and for all your VSAT and rural networking needs.


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Leeming International Consulting, P.O. Box 652, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tel: (677) 747-6396

We are resellers of RICS VSAT systems

We offer
Design/supply of
VSAT and solar power solutions tailored to your needs
Operator training
E-Literacy training
Content development
Community ICT project design and management

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