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The Ark Trust – House of Hope for Street kids

Introduction The Ark Trust is based in the North-Eastern Kavango of Namibia and is bringing about change to make a difference. Their focus is education, and they are in the process of building a multipurpose care centre, opposite from the Thipanana Tribal Court, Makuwe.  The centre will provide basic needs such...

Twoobii guarantees 100% uptime during Cyclone Eloise

Introduction Buffalo Lodge Sofala, is situated just over 800km from Maputo and just under 500km from the Zambezi bridge, it is a “must stop” overnight lodge for anyone traveling from the South to the North of Mozambique. On 22 January Buffalo Lodge with predicted winds of between 140km/h and was hit by...

BCX Meraki SD-WAN and Voice over Satellite

Introduction: Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd. (BCX) is a South African-based information and communications technology (ICT) company. BCX is also listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) The ICT group has a wide footprint with operations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In Africa, BCX expands to Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia,...

2 x Twoobii terminals installed for Agama Lodge

Introduction Agama Lodge offers comfortable accommodation for visitors to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. The lodge is nestled between the boundaries of the famous Namib Naukluft Park in Namibia, halfway between Solitaire and Sesriem, the gateway to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei Pan. Relaxing at our infinity pool offers panoramic views across the...

SmarTech showcases Twoobii to Farmers in Namibia

Introduction Uhlenhorst (meaning owl’s nest in German) is a well-known oasis in the south of Namibia on the border of the beautiful Kalahari Desert, 200kms south-east of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. North of Mariental, this dot on the map seems little more than a large farm. It marks a...

Why Satellite for me?

A user guide to the satellite applications Yes, we are winning. Thank you, Mr. Elon Musk. Slowly but surely, and largely due to the publicity created by the StarLink service of Space X, and the achievements of Elon Musk, the industry is realising that the Myths of satellite is slowly...

Annual Expo Gets Connected in 2019

Introduction In the sweltering heat of the African Sun in a little Town called Parys in the Free State, hundreds of people gathered for the annual Livestock Expo.  The Expo allows livestock producers and industry suppliers to network, compete, and attend a variety of shows, seminars, workshops. A total of...

In The News – November

Why Uncapped is short-term Why does this happen? Why? It is like UNCAPPED is a sort of broadband drug for Telco’s. It is irresistible, with lots of short-term happiness, with an inevitable end linked to dire consequences. UNCAPPED is also a model where just the Provider wins; even at the...

Why UNCAPPED is short-term

Using maths to dispel myths. It is not new, by now UNCAPPED broadband on RF mediums has a predictable market profile. It starts with great media hype, mostly by a new telco or for a new service, full of promises and user testament of how great the service is. Then...

Twoobii Satellite Install at NamibRand Nature Reserve

Introduction The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a private nature reserve in Southwestern Namibia in the Namib Desert. Founded in 1984 by J.A. Brückner, it has more than 215,000 hectares and shares a 100 km border with Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west and the Nubib mountains to the east. Virtually...

Why Satellite for SD-WAN?

Adding the critical layer for network resilience A Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services – including MPLS, LTE and broadband internet services – to securely connect users to applications. The responsibility of network architects is always...

Let’s Save The World Together

Mobile Twoobii Satellite Terminal for Top Solar Provider Magpower is based in Botswana and designs, develops, manufacture, market and install solar technologies and provides high quality, reliable Green Energy Solutions and components to residential, farming, industrial and commercial buildings in both urban and remote rural areas. Their services also include...

Mighty Men Conference Waterberg 2020

Twoobii provides seamless connectivity to MMC 2020 The Mighty Men Conference Waterberg 2020, was held for the second year running, at the Farm Witklip just outside of Vaalwater. It is a 3-day conference, where men from all backgrounds get together to bring praise, and worship God Almighty.     The...

What does Project Kuiper mean for Africa?

Mapping a possible future for next-generation satellite constellations. On 30 July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Amazon approval to deploy and operate Project Kuiper, a constellation of 3,236 LEO satellites. The authorization allows Project Kuiper to deliver satellite-based broadband services helping expand internet access to households and communities....

How To Select Your Satellite Service

The Art Of Buying An Invisible Product When you cannot touch, see or feel the product and the product brochure is full of terminology and jargon that you do not understand – then how do you select the best service? How do you know to select the provider best suited...

Rule #2 For Using Satellite Services

Solution design with Satellite made easy YES, there are two basic rules to designing satellite solutions, and NO, these rules are not complex engineering and mathematical rules. It is simply understanding where satellite technology maps into our integrated connected world and for what application satellite works perfectly. As for anything...

Rule #1 For Using Satellite Services

Solution design with Satellite made easy YES, there are two basic rules to designing satellite solutions, and NO, these rules are not complex engineering and mathematical rules. It is simply understanding where satellite technology maps into our integrated connected world and for what application satellite works perfectly. As for anything...

“Pay Per Use” Fibre Back-up Services

New financial benefits for a proven solution Satellite services are reliable – no discussion, no argument. Yes but… it is expensive and it is slow…. Or so many people argue from inputs remembered in past discussions or perhaps from their own past experiences. Well, if that is still your view,...

In The News – May

5G Health Risk Perspective The recent deployment of 5G mobile networks has created much debate on the possible health risks. Given that 5G relates more to a “network-of-networks architecture” and that mobile deployments are only one element of evolving 5G networks, the health debate should probably be more around the...

Twoobii Provides Seamless Back-up To Sefalana

Introduction Sefalana was established in 1974, with 233 employees the holding company currently has 3 400 staff. Their head office is in Gaborone, Botswana and their primary focus is FMCG business. Sefalana has grown into a trusted household name in Botswana through establishing itself as one of the country’s leading...

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