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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......

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......

Inroduction Podile Primary School is located within Waterberg District in GA- MOLEKANA, South 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. FNB Namibia has selected the Twoobii satellite service to develop a secure and reliable point-of-sale communication solution for anywhere, always-on delivery. Sphinxblick......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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,......

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......

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......

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