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  Smart satellite solutions in action Keeping People Moving Smart Satellite services are increasingly delivering real-world solutions that are saving businesses time, money, and hassle through providing failsafe communications solutions. Q-KON, recently completed a project with Gijima for Shell which was seeking to enhance their business systems and customer experience. In a nutshell, the requirement […]

Introduction The Ark Trust is based in the North-Eastern Kavango of Namibia and is bringing about change to make a difference. Their focus is education, and they are in the process of building a multipurpose care centre, opposite from the Thipanana Tribal Court, Makuwe.  The centre will provide basic needs such as food, medical and psychological […]

Introduction Buffalo Lodge Sofala, is situated just over 800km from Maputo and just under 500km from the Zambezi bridge, it is a “must stop” overnight lodge for anyone traveling from the South to the North of Mozambique. On 22 January Buffalo Lodge with predicted winds of between 140km/h and was hit by Cyclone Eloise 160km/h and excessive rain. […]

Introduction Standard Bank Eswatini opened its doors in 1988 and is today a leading commercial bank in the country in terms of capital and assets. It is a member of the Standard Bank Group which has a global presence with representation in 19 African countries and 21 countries outside Africa. Q-KON Africa first forged a […]

  Satellite enables Cloud Services Why do you even want satellite as part of your cloud network? If the default connectivity option is MPLS, and it works, why change? Two very clear reasons: 1) Cost of the MPLS; and  2) Connectivity availability. Satellite access circuits is not a competing technology… it is an alternative solution. Meaning […]

Introduction In the sweltering heat of the African Sun in a little Town called Parys in the Free State, hundreds of people gathered for the annual Livestock Expo.  The Expo allows livestock producers and industry suppliers to network, compete, and attend a variety of shows, seminars, workshops. A total of 134 breeders brought their animals […]

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 early stages where customers are […]

Using maths to dispel myths. It is not new, by now UNCAPPED broadband on RF mediums has a predictable market profile. It starts with great media hype, mostly by a new telco or for a new service, full of promises and user testament of how great the service is. Then it goes quiet with the […]

Adding the critical layer for network resilience A Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services – including MPLS, LTE and broadband internet services – to securely connect users to applications. The responsibility of network architects is always to balance cost, business risks [...]

Introduction The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a private nature reserve in Southwestern Namibia in the Namib Desert. Founded in 1984 by J.A. Brückner, it has more than 215,000 hectares and shares a 100 km border with Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west and the Nubib mountains to the east. Virtually all facets of the Namib […]

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