Telesur is the trusted telecommunications partner for Suriname's vibrant business community. With over 40 years of experience, we are the leading operator, providing exceptional services and state-of-the-art solutions to meet business needs.
Our expertise in managing multi-million-dollar projects showcases our ability to deliver complex telecom infrastructure. With extensive investments in local infrastructure and international partnerships, we offer the most comprehensive range of telecom solutions in Suriname.
From robust connectivity to advanced data services and tailored integrated solutions, we prioritize seamless connectivity and enhanced productivity. Our commitment to superior customer experience ensures professional service, timely support, and cutting-edge technology.
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We are the trusted digital communication partner and we provide our stakeholders with the best experience possible to enable their growth, while caring our environment.
We are passionate about enriching lives by engaging with our customers and partners, to provide high-quality innovative communication services.
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Telesur National Broadband Project
28 years ago, on October 30, 1995, Telesur connected Suriname to the internet through dial-up, marking the beginning of a digital era. To realize the e-Suriname vision, the outdated telecommunications network required a significant overhaul. Thus, the ambitious Telesur National Broadband Project (TNBP) commenced in June 2017. As Telesur's largest investment to date, TNBP incurred costs of USD 115 million, partly self-financed and partly funded through a loan from the Surinamese government via the Bank of China. The project involved replacing and expanding the copper network with state-of-the-art fiber optic infrastructure, ensuring existing customers could access higher bandwidths. By placing 253 MSAN cabinets in the network and installing above-ground fiber optic infrastructure, TNBP accelerated connectivity improvements across the nation.
Suriname-Guyana Submarine Cable System: Enhancing Bandwidth Connectivity
To address the increasing demand for high bandwidth, the Suriname-Guyana Submarine Cable System (SG-SCS) was deployed in 2010. This collaboration between Suriname and Guyana's GT&T involved a significant investment of USD 54 million. The project established a vital fiber optic connection, linking Suriname to the worldwide web (www) through Trinidad.
Prior to the SG-SCS, internet connectivity in Suriname relied on satellite connections and the Americas II international fiber optic link, completed in 2000. These connections played a crucial role in meeting the growing internet demands. However, the SG-SCS project was a significant step forward, providing a more reliable and efficient means of meeting the ever-increasing need for internet connectivity.
By establishing the Suriname-Guyana Submarine Cable System, we have further strengthened the digital infrastructure, enhancing bandwidth capabilities and enabling Suriname to seamlessly connect to the global digital landscape.
5G Technology: Pioneering Suriname's Technological Advancement
In the fast-paced world of technological advancements, innovation continually knocks at the door as one generation of technology gives way to the next. Shortly after expanding our 4G network for mobile broadband, Telesur became the first country in the region to launch a 5G network on November 25, 2019. This strategic move coincided with our preparations for the Internet of Things (IoT), where smart devices seamlessly communicate with each other via the internet, unlocking unprecedented economic opportunities.
By spearheading the introduction of 5G, Telesur transitioned from a trend follower to a Caribbean leader, empowering Suriname with cutting-edge capabilities. The advent of 5G also paves the way for the realization of "smart cities," where technology integrates seamlessly with urban infrastructure. By investing in this transformative technology, Telesur ensures that Suriname remains equipped to swiftly adapt to the ever-changing market demands.
With 5G, Telesur propels Suriname into a new era of technological possibilities, enabling businesses and individuals to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world
In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, we believe it is crucial for businesses to adapt and embrace sustainable practices. Within this framework, Telesur has an agreement with Conservation International Suriname and can can consider itself as one of the Friends of Green Suriname. There is also an agreement with Suriname Conservation Foundation and support has been given in setting up the Master of Science program Education and Research in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources at Anton de Kom University.
As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility and operational efficiency, we have carefully evaluated our internal processes and identified an opportunity to reduce our reliance on paper and embrace digital alternatives. The transition to a paperless office will involve the implementation of various technological solutions and changes in our day-to-day operations.
Recognizing the urgent need to address the growing problem of electronic waste, we have taken a proactive approach by implementing a program that focuses on the responsible management of electronic devices throughout their lifecycle. The primary objectives of this project are to promote recycling, reduce waste generation, and ensure the proper disposal of hazardous materials.
The Anton de Kom University was provided with a free 100/100Mb fiber optic connection. The PCs for Schools project, in which 763 computers were donated to several schools was also. In addition, 6 months of free internet were also donated per school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Telesur - despite the economic challenges - provided the community with extra support. For the purpose of education, the Social Internet Package was included in the product range and Free Data was launched.
The latter service gives students as well as teachers the opportunity to visit selected sites via their mobile or tablet, without being charged. There is also cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture to provide all schools with internet.
Supporting girls in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is crucial for promoting diversity and inclusion in the field. With that in mind Telesur organized a robotic camp as part of the Girls in ICT Day 2023. Our goal is to help inspire and empower young girls to explore and pursue careers in technology.
Over the years, various donations have been made to the benefit of health care. Hospitals have been supported with the purchase of medical equipment and renovation. In addition to that, Telesur has also donated IT equipment. During the pandemic, supporting health care has been a top priority. Among other things, means of telecommunications (smart devices) and facilities (call center service on behalf of 178, free calling for contact tracers and doctors and internet for ICU and quarantine-locations) are offered free of charge to the National Coordination Center for Disaster Management, the Bureau for Public Health Office, and the hospitals. Financial support was also provided in some cases.
Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organizations
Shortened CANTO, founded in 1985, is the regional non-profit organization of telecom operators and companies in the ICT sector. The focus of CANTO is to promote the interests of the companies in the ICT sector in the region. In february of this year Telesur had the honor of co-hosting the 39th Annual General Meeting in Suriname. Currently the present CEO of Telesur, Mike Antonius, holds the position of Chairman of CANTO.
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