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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...

In The News – September 2022

Smart Satellite Services tested for CCTV surveillance by market leader In South Africa, security surveillance and CCTV solutions are critical to protecting business activities and premises. These CCTV solutions include on-site camera systems linked to central control room facilities for monitoring and incident response. Scheduled and unscheduled power outages (loadshedding)...

In The News – July 2022

Unpacking the African Landscape for Satellite Services ViaSatellite recently published an article on the Business Model Challenges of the Africa Landscape as applicable to large-scale satellite services. The article provides some insight into the challenges to deliver broadband satellite services to the Africa market as well as outlining the difference...

In The News – June 2022

New Business Models needed for Africa between Operators Innovations in HTS LEOs, MEOs & GEOs software-defined satellites, new antenna technologies and more are all opening up new and promising options to connect unconnected locations in Africa and globally. These technology innovations are critical and a precondition to any further discussions...

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...

Twoobii Uses As-a-Service to Expand Offering

Q-KON Africa drives platform innovation by signing up for the 1st Satellite-as-a-Service platform. Q-KON Africa has expanded the capacity of its Twoobii platform in response to growing market demand, with the resulting Twoobii-as-a-Service option being provided in collaboration with its international 1st tier providers. This partnership will enhance Q-KON’s services...

BCX targets off-grid internet users with Twoobii satellite deal

Telkom subsidiary BCX is targeting off-grid internet users after forging a partnership with smart satellite service, Twoobii. BCX yesterday announced the Twoobii partnership ahead of the ongoing AfricaCom conference in Cape Town. The Telkom unit believes the partnership deal will bring benefits to South Africans using its Skylink VSAT Access....

BCX partners with Twoobii for Skylink satellite service

Technology group BCX has partnered with Twoobii to enable businesses, merchants and consumers to benefit from seamless voice and data connectivity, with speeds from 2 Mb/s to 20 Mb/s, through its Skylink very small aperture terminal (VSAT) Access. “BCX selected Twoobii to ensure it can offer multiple advantages including rapid deployment...

Launch Sequence

Satellites are becoming the answer to plugging the continent’s connectivity gap. The desert steppe of Baikonur, 200 km east of Kazakhstan’s remote Aral Sea, seems an odd place to start a conversation about Angolan mobile-phone users. But in mid-October 2022, that’s all anybody was talking about at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The facility...

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 some 58% will be for five new mega low earth orbit (LEO) constellations. Overall, it is anticipated that the space industry will add an estimated 200Tbps of capacity to the global network. From a macro perspective,...

Rugby World Cup 7’s

Reliable Trading for Merchants at the Rugby World Cup 7’s The Rugby World Cup 7’s is a relatively new world cup series, with the inaugural game played in April 1993. This year (2022) was the first time the tournament was hosted on the African continent in the iconic Cape Town...

Is Starlink a threat to WISPs?

With Starlink’s LEO satellite services expected to be available in Southern Africa from late 2023, local and regional internet service providers ISPs and wireless internet service providers, WISPs are considering the impact on their markets and assessing to what extent this could potentially erode their current business models. By Dr....

Reliable Rural Banking Solutions

Introduction Reliable and predictable connectivity is key to most operations and individuals. The impact of poor connectivity is especially great when financial inclusion is hindered, even more so in remote areas. Giving people access to their money through online banking, face-to-face, automated teller machines (ATM), and even point of sale...

Unpacking the African Landscape for Satellite Services

Via Satellite archive photo It’s a paradox: the satellite industry is booming, yet the latest International Telecommunication Union fact and figures report indicates that only 13% of the Africa population are connected. Strong satellite broadband supply and massive demand in Africa should be a recipe for business success and rapid deployment across...

Satellite VS LTE For Back-Up Services

Network reliability can be something of a grudge purchase and even be seen as a “catch-22 situation”. From a customer perspective, a high degree of service reliability is essential; yet this doesn’t mean that business users have an appetite for additional costs. Click here to learn more about Twoobii. From...

What will 1700 satellites per year mean for Africa?

According to the latest Euroconsult report, the global satellite industry is now on course to build and launch some 17,000 satellites over the next decade. The next ten years will see a race to deploy the first mega-broadband constellations, plus a new constellation for real-time earth observation. What implications will...

Enabling Tele-Medicine facilities in the Northern Cape Province

Introduction The University of Pretoria Medical School developed a telemedicine solution and collaborated with the Northern Cape Department of Health for the initial deployments. The Pretoria University solution integrates the patient visits to the local clinics, patient records and medical history, the clinic tele-practitioner actions, remote diagnostic equipment and regional...

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