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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 Southern Africans......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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),......

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......

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......

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......

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,......

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 Southern Africa. The economy relies heavily on agriculture, mining and tourism and Zeerust is a commercial......

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......

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,......

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 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......

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......

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......

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.......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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,......

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......

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