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In the context of Satellite technology innovations, industry alignments and constellation developments, what does multi-orbit services mean for Africa? How could these services impact the connectivity landscape in Africa, and will multi-orbit satellite services deliver significant value in Africa? We consider these dynamics and provide an on-the-ground perspective....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Astronomical Rise of the Space Industry A World Economic Forum report predicts the space industry’s value will surge to $1.8 trillion by 2035, driven by lower launch costs, commercial innovation, and increased investment in communication. Global rocket launches, led by SpaceX, are booming,...

Navigating Latency in Satellite Networks and Exploring its Impact on User Experience Does Latency actually matter? A good question to ask in a time when LEO is all the rage and people and businesses are educating themselves on the opportunities that satellite broadband can afford them. In this article on ITWeb...

The Future of GEO Satellite Services: A Service Provider Perspective The large-scale deployment of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite services, exemplified by projects like Starlink and OneWeb entering the African market, raises questions about the future of Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellite services. With 36 LEO projects in the pipeline and a forecasted...

Will Satellite Constellations bridge the Digital Divide in Africa? Satellite constellations have the potential to significantly contribute to bridging the digital divide in Africa by providing improved internet connectivity to underserved and remote areas. Projects like SpaceX’s Starlink, OneWeb, and Amazon’s Project Kuiper aim to deploy constellations of small satellites to...

Satellite Trends for 2023 and Beyond Change is the only constant. In this ever-changing environment, it helps business and strategic planners to review generally expected technology trends in their industries. While the future remains unpredictable, in this article we’ll provide support for your development of future business and technology strategies by...

Be Blessed – Stay Safe December is time for looking back, for reflecting on achievements and goals not reached and each of us experience this differently. We reached the end of the year from different perspectives and we look forward with different views. For us at Q-KON it has been a been...

Is Low-Latency a Ticket to Profitability: How LEO Services Can Compete in Africa Industry analysts expect 17,000 satellites to be launched over the next decade, of which 58% will be for five new mega low earth orbit (LEO) constellations. It is anticipated that the space industry will add an estimated 200Tbps...

Smart Satellite Services tested for CCTV surveillance by market leader In South Africa, security surveillance and CCTV solutions are critical to protecting business activities and premises. These CCTV solutions include on-site camera systems linked to central control room facilities for monitoring and incident response. Scheduled and unscheduled power outages (loadshedding) represent...

Unpacking the African Landscape for Satellite Services ViaSatellite recently published an article on the Business Model Challenges of the Africa Landscape as applicable to large-scale satellite services. The article provides some insight into the challenges to deliver broadband satellite services to the Africa market as well as outlining the difference between...