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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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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.......

Introduction Emirates Airline Park, previously known as Ellis Park, was built in 1928. The stadium has been the site of many milestones in South African sporting history, most memorably the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final – South Africa’s first major international sporting achievement after years......

Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp – Namibia Nestled in rolling boulders of a granite outcrop, is Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp. It is a convenient ten-minute drive from World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings dating back to 6000 years ago. The camp provides the basic necessities, however, there......

SD-WAN is at the leading edge of software-based networking deployments. It offers significant business value for organizations in terms of business agility and the ability to leverage Internet bandwidth economics. The question was asked how well SDWAN will perform over a Satellite network. We tested......

Introduction FNB Port Nolloth is situated on the beach and is the most westerly branch of FNB. Port Nolloth was once a buzzing town with diamond miners in the 1920’s in hope to find these sparkling precious stones. Today, the town is known as a......

Introduction Nestled in rolling boulders of a granite outcrop, is Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp. It is a convenient ten-minute drive from World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings. The Adventure camp is open during the months of April to November. There are over 2000 rock engravings......

Port Nolloth – FNB Upgrade FNB Port Nolloth is situated on the beach and it’s the most westerly branch of FNB. Port Nolloth was once a buzzing town with diamond miners in the 1920’s in hope to find these sparkling precious stones. If there is......

What if LTE can’t meet the “off-grid” demand? In May 2019, MyBroadband posted an article that quoted Telkom CEO, Sipho Maseko, saying that Telkom recently developed a roadmap concerning the proactive migration of customers to newer infrastructure. “We are hoping that in the next five......

Introduction Live Lesotho 400 is an annual off-road motorcycling race held once a year in Lesotho at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village. The race is 110km which stretches across the mountainous, lush, rocky, green terrain. Lesotho, known as “kingdom in the sky”, is the only independent......

Introduction Die Duine Farmhouse is the base of Tok Tokkie Trails. They host 2 night /3 day walking safari through the mountainous terrain and sandy dunes in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. The hiking trail is for walkers who would like to experience close contact with......

Temporary Installation at Tourism Expo Namibia The Namibia Tourism Expo is held on an annual basis in Windhoek. The expo showcases products of local, regional and international establishments and also features cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts exhibitions, food, beer and wine tasting, car shows and......

Why satellite is a better “off-grid” option For now, fibre will remain the primary means of building communication networks. Once installed, fibre networks enable reliable broadband and corporate networks. The challenge is to get it installed, and while you are waiting for your fibre connection,......

Twoobii becomes part of Namib Race 2019 The Namib race is held in the remote Skeleton Coast National Park in Namibia. It is part of an Ultra Marathon series which comprises of New Zealand, Namib Desert, Atacama Desert and Antarctica. The competitors run a total......

The annual RacingThePlanet in Namibia Introduction The Namib Race is part of a 4-series RacingThePlanet UltraMarathon. The 2019 UltraMarathon series comprises of New Zealand, Namib Desert, Atacama Desert and Antarctica where all of the competitors run a total of 1000 km. The Namib Race 2019......

A possible road map scenario to the final goal. Introduction On May 23rd 2019 SpaceX successfully launched the 1st 60 satellites of the planned 12,000 low orbit satellite constellation as the start of Elon Musk’s audacious 10-year $10 billion broadband space program. SpaceX just took......

Demonstrating the capabilities and cost benefits of current satellite solutions. In today’s connected world, with fibre networks implemented between most Africa countries and the build out of fibre networks continuing daily, why even consider satellite as a communication medium? Simple: Because it works, it’s reliable......

Q-KON Africa assists customer telephonically to install Satellite in Mozambique On the night of March 14 cyclone Idai hit the port city of Beira, bringing winds of over 200 kmph. Heavy rains caused severe flooding and damages to roads and communications. Airport authorities forced to......

Beira – Mozambique left in the Dark Introduction Beira, a port city in Mozambique which serves as a centre for shipping and logistics in the central Mozambican and Central African region. The main imports are liquid fuels, fertilizers, wheat, heavy equipment, textiles and beverages. It......

Introduction The research team at Cable.co.uk recently reviewed the price for 1G of mobile data in 230 countries. The research, (https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/worldwide-data-pricing/) found that one gigabyte (GB) of data costs $0.26 (£0.20) in India but $6.66 in the UK. The global average was $8,53 for 1GB......

Introduction The coverage of Twoobii is based on the footprint of IS33e (EPIC) and covers the whole of Africa. The type of climate areas of the coverage ranges from sub-tropical to desert like environments. There are however, certain areas that will experience snow, especially the......

Introduction The Namib Desert, being one of the oldest deserts in the world, has become a huge tourist attraction, not only for local citizens, but for international guests and investors as well. Situated 21km from Sesriem Gate, you will find an artificial castle overlooking the......

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