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Q-KON Successfully Implements Africa’s First Fully Operational Eutelsat OneWeb LEO Satellite Service

Q-KON is delighted to announced that further to their 2023 incorporation of Eutelsat OneWeb LEO satellite connectivity into their Twoobii Smart Satellite Services, the first bank branch of a leading digital bank has now gone live on the service, and both bank staff and customers are already reaping the benefits...

Driving Agricultural Transformation through Smart Satellite Services

Introduction Agri-Logic, is a prominent player in the agricultural sector, providing agricultural integrated solutions as well as offering connectivity services as a reseller for Twoobii Smart Satellite Services engineered by Q-KON. They have an in-depth understanding of on-farm realities and commodity trading, coupled with scientific research expertise and a proven...

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...

Mascom to deploy satellite connectivity to Botswana market

Introduction 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 the Botswana market using fixed LTE, fibre and wireless networks. The Twoobii satellite service will be integrated into the MASCOM portfolio to ensure service...

Twinkle, Twinkle No More… Will LEO Satellites Block Our View Of The Stars?

Considering the possible impact of LEO satellites on stargazing in Africa Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) communication constellations are rapidly becoming a reality over Africa. Given that the initial launches of the Starlink service were clearly visible in the night sky, this led to valid concerns around the possible impact of LEO...

The Eutelsat-OneWeb Merger Delivers the First Market-Ready LEO Option for Africa

The recently announced merger between the French satellite company Eutelsat (the world’s third-largest satellite operator by revenue) and the United Kingdom’s OneWeb (a fully operational Low Earth Orbit satellite operator) has created the Eutelsat Group, which is now the world’s first GEO-LEO operator. Eutelsat Group is bringing together the best...

Satellite Offers Less Disruptions and More Sales

Introduction Hambisa Supermarket found an easy solution to a frustrating and business crippling problem. They installed the Twoobii Smart Satellite Service for a trusted internet connection, providing very reliable Point-of-Sale Trading, Voice-over-Internet calls and business services.     The Challenge Given that the Hambisa store is based in the mountainous...

Digital Radio Communication via Satellite

Introduction Farming is a challenging industry and it is often spread over vast areas in different regions across the country. André Kock and Sons, is a livestock auction firm specialising in providing an all-inclusive service to buyers and sellers in the agricultural industry in South Africa. They have operations in...

Enabling Business in the Okavango Delta

Introduction African Horseback Safaris, found in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, have been offering one of the most unique and exciting horseback adventures in the world, for over two decades. Led by talented guides, guests have 450,000 acres of pristine wilderness of the Delta to explore on horseback, allowing them...

Solar Power Broadband Services to support Conservation

Introduction The SCIONA project, funded by the EU and implemented in Namibia by NUST (Namibia University of Science and Technology), was aimed at strengthening cross-border ecosystem management and wildlife protection in the Iona – Skeleton Coast Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) from Angola to Namibia. This was done through the co-designing...

The Rhino Orphanage

Saving the Rhinos In the heart of the Limpopo bush is a conservation area where the Rhino Orphanage is located. This NPO is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, releasing, protecting and loving Africa’s amazing rhinos. The team is made up of permanent staff and volunteers that come from all over the...

Ensuring reliable trading for RMB Latitues 2023

Introduction RMB Latitudes is an indoor-outdoor art experience aimed at celebrating the creative spirit, fostering new relationships, connecting artists and galleries to buyers and the public. Over 40 galleries and 250 artists bring their art to Shepstone Gardens, a magnificent three-acre property. Visitors will be invited to discover and explore...

Reliable Trading at NAMPO Harvest day 2023

Introduction .Since its inception, the NAMPO Harvest Day has been the leader in showcasing agricultural innovation and providing that one stop platform to agricultural enthusiasts in South Africa. After a long-awaited return to the agricultural calendar last year, the 2023 NAMPO Harvest Day exceeded all expectations once again! The theme “Agriculture...

Uninterrupted Connectivity For Merchants At Major Sporting Events

Introduction The Carling Black Label Cup is a one-day four-team football tournament in South Africa. The tournament features four participating teams with the winners of the first matches playing twice while losers would play penalties for the 3rd and 4th place play-off. The teams and line-ups are chosen by Carling...

Getting Oxbow Lodge connected in Lesotho

Introduction The Maluti Mountain Range in Lesotho provides the beautiful and tranquil setting for Oxbow Lodge. The lodge is reached via the glorious Moteng Pass which tops out at 2800 metres before descending to the lodge in a valley 8km from the summit, on the banks of the Malibamat’so River....

Trusted Connectivity for Mozambican Forestry

Introduction “The elegance of unique African hardwoods from the heart of Mozambique”. This is the foundation on which LevasFlor African Hardwoods built its business, which has been operational for 16 years. LevasFlor has a forest concession of 46 000 hectares of Miombo woodlands and over 200 employees. Their business is...

Reliable Trading for the Fast-Food industry

Introduction The Chargo Group owns companies and franchises that span the hunting, safari, wildlife, accommodation, and fast-food restaurant industry. Of particular interest, are the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlets that they own and manage in remote or rural towns in the Northern Cape (Colesburg, Prieska, De Aar), Western Cape (Beaufort...

Uninterrupted Connectivity for merchants at major sporting events, made possible by Twoobii

Introduction The Carling Black Label Cup is a one-day four-team football tournament in South Africa. The tournament features four participating teams with the winners of the first matches playing twice while losers would play penalties for the 3rd and 4th place play-off. The teams and line-ups are chosen by Carling...

In The News – January 2023

Satellite Trends for 2023 and Beyond Change is the only constant. In this ever-changing environment, it helps business and strategic planners to review generally expected technology trends in their industries. While the future remains unpredictable, in this article we’ll provide support for your development of future business and technology strategies...

In The News – November 2022

Be Blessed – Stay Safe December is time for looking back, for reflecting on achievements and goals not reached and each of us experience this differently. We reached the end of the year from different perspectives and we look forward with different views. For us at Q-KON it has been...

In The News – October 2022

Is Low-Latency a Ticket to Profitability: How LEO Services Can Compete in Africa Industry analysts expect 17,000 satellites to be launched over the next decade, of which 58% will be for five new mega low earth orbit (LEO) constellations. It is anticipated that the space industry will add an estimated...

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