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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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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.......

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......

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......

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......

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