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 a been a most successful year with many milestones reached and we sincerely appreciate the support and guidance we received from customer, providers and business associates. We have come a long way in our quest to service Africa and we are painfully aware that this journey cannot be attempted alone. We firmly believe that “in the final analysis it is about people commitment and integrity” and we are pleased to be of service. Be Blessed – Stay Safe.
Q-KON Leads the introduction of LEO service for Southern Africa
Oneweb and Q-KON Africa signs five-year agreement to distribute Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite connectivity services in Africa. This strategic five-year distribution agreement was finalized at the digital infrastructure event in South Africa this month, AfricaCom. It will enable Q-KON Africa to unleash the power of OneWeb’s network in order to provide vital internet service and Wi-Fi backhaul to connect schools, hospitals, civil government and other fixed enterprise and fintech services throughout the continent including banking, mining, and backhaul solutions. Read more about this market-leadining development and what Q-KON CEO amd Twoobii Chief Engineer, Dr. Dawie de Wet, as well as the Oneweb team, had to say, by reading the press release below: https://www.qkon.com/2022/11/24/oneweb-and-q-kon-africa-sign-five-year-agreement-to-distribute-low-earth-orbit-leo-satellite-connectivity-services-in-africa/
Team Spotlight: Chris Thiart completes iDirect iQBC Training in Belgium
Q-KON and Twoobii Service Team Leader, Christ Thiart, recently embarked on his first overseas trip ever, to Belgium to complete iDirect IQBC training. Chris was one of four delegates completing the training hosted by the trainer, Essam Ali. The training was held in a small town called Sint-Niklaas, which is famous for its chocolate, pastries and beer and which has unique weather patterns with its long, cold, windy winters as well as long nights and short days. Chris passed the training with flying colors and can now bring his knowledge back to the services team in Southern Africa to help take the team from strength to strength.
Did You Know?
Satellites are some of the best sources of data for climate change research. Satellites monitor ocean temperatures and prevailing currents; data acquired by satellite-borne radars were able to show sea levels have been rising by three mm a year over the last decade.