Newsletter: February 2020

Newsletter: February 2020

What is coming for Satellite?

Faster, more bandwidth, lower cost – these general ICT drivers are equally applied in the satellite industry. Already using GEO HTS networks we are reaching 3G price points and with planned MEO networks will introduce satellite point-to-point links at fibre pricings and with lower latencies.

The 2017 NSR report predicts that by 2021 a total of 1.9Tbps capacity will be available on the global HTS networks, up from 0.5Tbps in 2017.

With demand increasing, satellite networks multiplying in capacity and costs reducing, the applications for satellite services is becoming more and more in today’s world of always on, always connected. To read more go to

Maropeng Becomes a Cashless Environment

At Maropeng, home of The Cradle of Mankind, trading and business was compromised due to poor communication services which was made even worse since management was under pressure to move to a cash-less environment for improved security and control.

A leading bank provided an elegant solution by selecting the Q-KON satellite service that is certified for financial transactions and provides “anywhere” connectivity. Linked with a Wi-Fi network all trading is now done reliably. To read more go to:

Mobile Satellite Support for Enduro Race – Lesotho

In the beginning of February, the Twoobii branded vehicle left on a 520km journey with our Mobile Satellite trailer to attend the Live Lesotho National Enduro Round 1 near Maseru. Round 1 forms part of the 8-event series which will continue throughout 2020.

Our Mobile Antenna Unit attended the National Enduro to provide assistance to race control with the recording of race results and offering free WiFi to our valued customers.

See you in Round 2!

Did you Know?

Solar eclipse occurs because the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon, but the moon is 400 times closer to Earth.

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