22 Jan In The News – January 2024
Will Satellite Constellations bridge the Digital Divide in Africa?
Satellite constellations have the potential to significantly contribute to bridging the digital divide in Africa by providing improved internet connectivity to underserved and remote areas. Projects like SpaceX’s Starlink, OneWeb, and Amazon’s Project Kuiper aim to deploy constellations of small satellites to create a global broadband network, offering high-speed internet access to regions with limited or no connectivity.
Dr. Dawie de Wet takes a closer look at the different business case elements for the various services and consider the feasibility for closing the connectivity gap in this insightful article. Read the full article below:
Mascom to deploy satellite connectivity to the Botswana market
Mascom, a telecommunications leader in Gaborone, Botswana, has selected the Twoobii Smart Satellite Service from Q-KON to service the Botswana market. MASCOM is already servicing services the Botswana market using fixed LTE, fibre and wireless networks. The Twoobii satellite service will be integrated with the MASCOM portfolio to ensure service delivery anywhere in Botswana. The Twoobii Smart Satellite Service includes advanced content management, quality-of-service and profile engineering that provides an elegant solution to meet the various business broadband challenges.
Read more about how the Twoobii satellite connection is easy to install and can reach any location:
Team Spotlight: Ready to deliver!
The Q-KON team leaders were set and ready to receive installation training in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the new Eutelsat-OneWeb Intellian antenna systems. This is all part of the Q-KON drive to be ready for delivery in 2024!
Did You Know?
If the Internet were weighed, it would weigh about 2 ounces (50 grams). How does one measure the weight of the Internet? Physicist Russel Seitz measured the weight of multiple billions of electrons which make up the data that we send back and forth every day.