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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......

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......

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......

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,......

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......

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......

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.......

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......

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.......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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