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Nick Beukes

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 which on, the main...

Customer WiFi & Payments Solved

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 mighty Okavango River...

The Important Role of Reliable Connectivity in the Fast-Food Industry

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 most popular dish today...

Twoobii makes education easier

Introduction Podile Primary School is located within Waterberg District in GA- MOLEKANA, Southern 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 programme relies on reliable...

Sprawling IOT devices to propel satellite connectivity

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 over 30 billion...

Next Generation Satellite Services in the Mining Life Cycle

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 apparent to the telecommunications industry....

In The News – March 2022

A unique low-cost 100% 1+1 Twoobii satellite solution Mining operations are often at remote locations far beyond the reach of conventional technologies such as fibre, LTE or 4G/5G. Then a special Twoobii solution is the onlyoption for operations that demand 100% communication uptime, cost within budget plus no on-site 3rd...

Shipwreck Lodge – Mozambique

Introduction: Shipwreck Lodge is luxurious self-catering lodge located in Pomene, Mozambique. In 1960 a ship called the Berea was shipwrecked on the South Beach and parts of the ship were still on the beach when The Shipwreck Lodge was being built a few years ago. This part of Mozambique is...

Mighty Men Conference 2021

Twoobii provides seamless connectivity to MMC 2021 The annual Mighty Men Conference that takes place in the Waterberg district of Limpopo is an outdoor event for Christian Men to get together, away from the daily hustle and bustle, on a farm where there are virtually no outside telecommunication services. The...

Marienfluss Solar Powered Satellite Internet Solution

Introduction Rich in history the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) is ranked as the best higher education institution in Namibia since 2002 (PMR Africa) and the most innovative institution /or organisation in Namibia (PMR Africa 2014 and 2016). NUST is also the Lead Applicant for the SCIONA (Skeleton...

In The News – February 2022

Emerging Trends in the Satellite Industry! While the characteristics of launch vehicles vary widely, the ultimate goal is always to move payload into space. Satellite launch costs are therefore a fundamental input block in terms of driving the satellite business case and determining service price points. SpaceX has been phenomenally...

Twoobii Provides Reliable, Always On Connectivity For Exclusive Lodges

Introduction Being part of the exclusive Natural Selection Camps, Kwessi Dunes Lodge is located deep in Namibia’s striking Namib Rand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness of over 20,000 hectares. With its rolling desert plains and backdrop of craggy mountains and iconic red dunes, this is a place where time...

Twoobii provides reliable communication for off-grid farmers.

Introduction In 2009 Christo de Wet and his family packed up their household and moved to the deep rural area of the TETE province in Mozambique. They strongly believed in their hearts that they had a calling to make a difference in this community, which is in the remotest of...

Twoobii Guarantees Customer Satisfaction

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 resides for 3...

Anywhere, always-on Guaranteed Card Payments with Twoobii.

Introduction Music festivals, game auctions, remote fishing camps etc all need a trusted communication solution to ensure reliable card payments for the public. A leading bank in Namibia has selected the Twoobii satellite service to develop a secure and reliable point-of-sale communication solution for anywhere, always-on delivery. Sphinxblick Open Air...

True Reliable “off-grid” Merchant Connectivity for The Tourism Industry

Introduction The NWR Torra Bay campsite is situated in the Skeleton Coast National Park on Namibia’s cold and icy Atlantic coast. It is approximately 270kms north of the town Henties Bay. This part of the coastline is notorious for its treacherous sandbanks and a number of shipwrecks are testimony to...

In The News – December

Reflecting On 2021 As the sun sets on another year we reflect on past opportunities, challenges, and achievements. We think about the changing nature of life, the need to appreciate every moment and the strength gained from a helping hand and a friendly smile. For Q-KON as part of the...

In The News – October

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 data communication features...

In The News – September

Learn about why Satellite is the new cost-effective solution for retail In this economic climate, no retailer can afford to have any network downtime. Until recently the go to solution for point-of-sale systems was the easy to deploy, LTE data access.  The time has come to look at the alternatives. Twoobii satellite...

High-availability with Auto-failover for 100% uptime.

Introduction Twoobii was recently contacted by a cast iron ore mine in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa with very limited telecom infrastructure. Considering that it takes 4000 truckloads to load one ore carrying shipping vessel to capacity, the pressure on operations is clear and to meet the ever-increasing...

TWOOBII Enters the Next Phase with PoS

Proven Solution High reliability, low maintenance and ease of implementation make satellite the ideal choice for “off-grid” point of sale connectivity requirements. Since 2017 a leading bank’s Merchant services has been using Q-KON satellite services to provide trusted connectivity to key merchant operations. Current customer sites are operational throughout the...

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