In The News – May 2022

In The News – May 2022

Satellite Conference 2022 update: What it means for Africa

The global satellite industry is in a significant growth phase as it evolves to meet changing global landscape and demands. Included in this growth is the global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite market which is expected to grow from $3.5 billion in 2021 to $4.13 billion in 2022 and some $9 billion by 2026, representing a CAGR of 21.5%. This expected growth in the satellite industry will enable attractive and much-needed options for the African market including classical broadband services for the consumer and business sectors, plus specialized services such as IoT, bandwidth on demand and communication options to enable computing.  Read More Here:Satellite 2022 conference update: What the latest industry trends mean for Africa

The Hombe supermarket offers the only fuel service station between Rundu and Kongola in far northern Namibia. Due to the lack of reliable telco services trading at Hombe was complicated and consistent connectivity for credit card transactions was a problem.

Through a partnership with FNB, Hombe installed Q-KON’s Twoobii smart satellite service, certified by FNB for PoS connectivity services and business broadband access. This is an excellent example of how Twoobii services ‘off-grid’ locations to enable reliable trading. Read More Here: Hombe supermarket makes life easier with satellite technology

Twoobii supports Reach-for-a-Dream

In the spirit of this year’s running theme, Reach-for-a-Dream hosted Slipper day on the 6th of May 2022 and encouraged all South Africans to stand together and show their support.

Reach-for-a-Dream is a charity that has been making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses for over 30 years. The Q-KON team did not disappoint and didn’t hesitate for a second to support this great cause.

Did You Know?

“LES1”, a satellite that had been abandoned in 1967, recently started transmitting again.  This happened after its batteries decayed, shorting the solar panels straight to the electronics!

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