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Introduction: Mr. Nick Beukes is a retired individual and lives in a remote location between Zeerust and the Groot Marico district, the hamlet in the North West Province of South Africa. The economy relies heavily on agriculture, mining and tourism and Zeerust is a commercial town...

Introduction: Both Le Mirage Desert Lodge and Divava Okavango Resort & Spa are well-known 5-star international tourist attractions with exquisite facilities and service ratings. With Le Mirage Desert Lodge located deep in the Namib desert and Divava Okavango Resort & Spa is in the North overlooking the...

  Introduction Kentucky Fried Chicken was founded by Harland Sanders (known as Colonel Sanders), who opened his first restaurant in 1952. Kentucky Fried Chicken was later changed to KFC to create a healthier image to consumers, but irrespective of their efforts to develop a health-conscious brand, the...

Inroduction Podile Primary School is located within Waterberg District in GA- MOLEKANA, South Africa. The school was selected to be part of a programme to improve learner outcomes in local communities. Through access to quality education the programme focused on eliminating poverty, inequality and unemployment. The...

The growth of internet of things (IOT) connected devices will boost satellite-based connectivity across the globe. So says Dr Dawie de Wet, group CEO of Q-KON and chief engineer for Twoobii, a Southern African-supported satellite broadband service. The Ericsson 2021 Mobility Report forecasts that by 2027, there will be...

Innovation in the satellite industry has reached new heights with new services being brought to fruition through the launch of LEO (Low Earth Orbit), MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) and GEO (Geostationary or Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit) constellations. In addition, the advantages of software-defined satellites are becoming more...

Introduction A key advantage of satellite services is the ease and flexibility to deliver services on demand and also at different locations as required to serve business. Q-KON received a customer request to deploy services between his primary residence and a site 760 km away where he...

Satellites Are Dead! Long Live Satellites! EngineerIT Editor Hans van de Groenendaal led the industry panel discussion on the current satellite industry status and future expectations. Q-KON appreciated the opportunity to participate and share our views with this respected forum. Today’s smart satellite networks, such as Twoobii-on-Flex service incorporates advanced...