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In The News – January 2024

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...

In The News – January 2023

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...

In The News – November 2022

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...

In The News – October 2022

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...

In The News – September 2022

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)...

In The News – July 2022

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...

In The News – June 2022

New Business Models needed for Africa between Operators Innovations in HTS LEOs, MEOs & GEOs software-defined satellites, new antenna technologies and more are all opening up new and promising options to connect unconnected locations in Africa and globally. These technology innovations are critical and a precondition to any further discussions...

In The News – May 2022

Satellite Conference 2022 update: What it means for Africa The global satellite industry is in a significant growth phase as it evolves to meet changing global landscape and demands. Included in this growth is the global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite market which is expected to grow from $3.5 billion...

In The News – March 2022

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 budget plus no on-site 3rd...

In The News – February 2022

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 points. SpaceX has been phenomenally...

In The News – December

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 Q-KON as part of the...

In The News – October

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 service incorporates advanced data communication features...

In The News – September

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 at the alternatives. Twoobii satellite...

In The News – November

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 Provider wins; even at the...

In The News – May

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 probably be more around the...

In The News – April

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. To understand this paradox we...

In the News – March 2020

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 will benefit the deployment of...

Newsletter: February 2020

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 pricings and with lower latencies....

Newsletter: January 2020

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 you for challenges, it can...

Newsletter: November/December 2019

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. The project was swiftly completed,...

Newsletter: October 2019

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 is no Wi-Fi connection at...

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