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5G Health Risk Perspective

A technology perspective on the possible health risks of 5G The recent deployment of 5G mobile networks has created much debate on the possible health risks due to higher signal radiation. So widespread is this debate that even we, as a satellite service provider, have received concerns about 5G and...

In The News – April

Satellite VS LTE As Backup Services Physics and network technology fundamentals make satellite services, the most effective, highest spec back-up services. Yet while this is true, then why is satellite not used as a back-up by every network engineer and specified by every customer request. To understand this paradox we...

Satellite vs LTE For Back-up Services

Defining the key reasons why satellite is an attractive option VSAT Broadband Satellite Internet Network reliability – customers need it, yet don’t want to pay for it, and network architects want to deliver it, yet are not using the most effective tool. Physics and network fundamentals make satellite services, the...

Solar Power “Off-grid” Solution

Twoobii provides “off-grid” broadband services to business and retail operation which are not reliably connected to the telco grid. Low power consumption and effective communication design enables Twoobii to also operate using a solar system and “off-grid” from the national power network. Requirement: For the purpose of this solar design...

Twoobii Surveillance Video of Satellite Information Sheet

Why Twoobii Video? Twoobii is a leading satellite IP access solution specifically developed for business broadband and access services. Twoobii is the ideal “off-grid” access solution to connect any business location in Southern Africa. Surveillance Video over Satellite forms part of the many Value-Added Services that is designed and optimized...

Twoobii Sign-up Information Sheet

Ever wondered why it typically takes 2 hours and a stack of paper work to get your new cell phone upgrade? Without getting into an emotional debate, part of this is because all telecommunication services in Africa are regulated. Which means Service Providers have to comply with local regulations as...

Twoobii Wi-Fi HOTspot Solution

Twoobii is a satellite business broadband access service developed to service “off-grid” business operations such as lodges, retail shops, industrial plants and all locations not connected on the national telco grids. The Twoobii Wi-Fi HOTspot solution now enable Twoobii customers to service guest, staff or other 3rd party users in...

What about Wi-Fi, Voice and Video?

The Twoobii business solution can be extended to provide high quality Wi-Fi signal coverage on the Merchant property. Using business grade Wi-Fi equipment the Twoobii service can be extended to wider areas such as conference halls, pool areas, outdoor restaurant areas, factory floors, shop floors, etc. The Twoobii Wi-fi will...

What is Twoobii?

Twoobii ….. as in To be connected… or not To be. Twoobii is a business satellite internet solution that connect any “off-grid” business location to the Internet. If your business is out-of-town, and you have no or unreliable Fibre, 3G or ADSL services, then Twoobii is ideal for you. Twoobii...

Twoobii Voice Solution

Overview of how the Twoobii solution enables Telephony Services. Introduction: Twoobii provides reliable data services via satellite communication channels anywhere in Southern Africa. Twoobii is the ideal solution to provide Internet and data connections to users at “off-grid” locations who has no access to the mobile of fix telecommunication grid....

“Data Bundle” Service Description

The Twoobii network architects have full end-to-end control over all network layers and has developed advanced service options to meet different IP access requirements. The Twoobii “data bundle” service option is specifically designed to provide a cost-effective back-up solution for a group of business locations. The “Data Bundle” service is...

“Private Network” Service Description

Twoobii services the full range of user requirements including the provision of “private network” requirements. Twoobii architects have full end-to-end control on all the network parameters and can control quality of service and network sizing in detail. The “Private Network” is defined as a satellite network segment (or pool) which...

In the News – March 2020

Satellite Services for a 5G future The ITU definition of the 5G networks-of-networks ecosystem outlines the key elements as enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine and ultra-reliable low-latency (<1msec) communication. In this article we consider the role of current and future satellite technologies and how it will benefit the deployment of...

Chester Butcher connects 23 Stores

Chester Butcher Introduction Chester Butchers was founded in 1973 by Nicos Criticos and is currently one of the largest meat wholesalers in South Africa. They import a variety of Beef, Mutton, Pork, Poultry and vegetables from South America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Denmark, China and Belgium. Today Chester has...

Satellite Services for a 5G Future

The Critical Role For Satellite In A 5G Environment Why even mention satellite in a 5G context? VSAT is slow, expensive and has a latency problem – right? Maybe not. If you still remember the satellite networks of the 1980’s and 1990’s then that was true – however today this...

Newsletter: February 2020

What is coming for Satellite? Faster, more bandwidth, lower cost – these general ICT drivers are equally applied in the satellite industry. Already using GEO HTS networks we are reaching 3G price points and with planned MEO networks will introduce satellite point-to-point links at fibre pricings and with lower latencies....

What is coming for satellite?

A view on new developments and the satellite technology horizon Please can somebody help to find a new term for satellite? Most ICT technology innovations have some branding insight. For example, when Internet storage was developed it was immediately branded as “cloud”. Similarly, the development in machine telemetry and SCADA...

World Heritage Site – Cradle of Humankind

Introduction Maropeng – is a Setswana word that means ‘returning to the place of our origins’. In 1999 the Cradle of Humankind area was declared at World Heritage Site and is one of the most important areas in the world when it comes to understanding the story of life itself....

Newsletter: January 2020

2020 Message from CEO Welcome to 2020! It is always good to plan and reflect before a new journey, a new project or a new year. Good planning for a journey helps to prepare you for the way ahead, it set your focus and equipped you for challenges, it can...

Spitzkoppe 4-Star Camp

Introduction Spitzkoppe is a small tented camp north-west from Windhoek and provides accommodation for up to 15 people. The camp is a delight for nature lovers with spectacular views of the Spitzkoppe mountain (aka the Matterhorn of Africa) not to mention beautiful sunrise and sunsets and a close connection with...

Newsletter: November/December 2019

Magwa Enterprise Tea – Lusikisiki Magwa Enterprise tea is located just outside the Lusikisiki area in the Eastern Cape. The plantations had no reliable voice or data communication to support the business due to limited infrastructure in the area. At-Linx suggested the Twoobii satellite service. The project was swiftly completed,...

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