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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 delighted with the service, the end result win is tipped in favour of the Service provider. To balance this model, we need to adjust 2 metrics 1) subscriber package and/ or 2) network capacity. To adjust any of the subscriber package values (data rate, or price or GB bund

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 now-and-then positive publicity often linked to profitable financial result reporting. Then the beginning of the end starts, first with some ad hoc customer complaints, then lots of complaints, market outrage, media criticism and finally collapse of the service. Why does this happen? Why? It is like UNCAPPE

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 and network performance, yet in recent times the pressure on cost reduction is forcing architects to accept dangerously low network availability risks. Yet this does not need to be – satellite services can ad

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 Desert are represented on the Reserve – sand and gravel plains and stretches of savanna alternate with mountain ranges, inselbergs and vegetated dune belts. The Challenge NamibRand Nature Reserve acquired the farm Nubib with almost no communication capability o

The lowest cost option to ensure 100% service uptime. In November 2019 MyBroadband reported the following fibre network statistics: - Telkom 164,000km; Vodacom 33,000km; Liquid Telecom 21,000km; MTN 21,000km; DFA 13,000km; Vumatel 8,000km - quite significant fibre networks and growing daily. Why then do you still need satellite? Contrary to popular belief, there are several excellent reasons why the latest high-speed satellite services are seeing an increase in demand. These include offering services at any location, rapid deployment and providing the most cost-effective

Mobile Twoobii Satellite Terminal for Top Solar Provider Magpower is based in Botswana and designs, develops, manufacture, market and install solar technologies and provides high quality, reliable Green Energy Solutions and components to residential, farming, industrial and commercial buildings in both urban and remote rural areas. Their services also include supporting of essential communications infrastructure in Botswana. The Challenge We have installed 14 solar systems for a telecommunication client in the most rural areas of northern Botswana. We required a satellite internet connect

Twoobii provides seamless connectivity to MMC 2020 The Mighty Men Conference Waterberg 2020, was held for the second year running, at the Farm Witklip just outside of Vaalwater. It is a 3-day conference, where men from all backgrounds get together to bring praise, and worship God Almighty. The Challenge The farm Witklip, on which it is held, is located in a rural area with limited cell phone reception. The organisers were granted permission to host 500 people on the farm two weeks before the event, originally it was limited by the COVID19 regulations. While on-site attendance were limited the

Mapping a possible future for next generation satellite constellations. On 30 July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Amazon approval to deploy and operate Project Kuiper, a constellation of 3,236 LEO satellites. The authorization allows Project Kuiper to deliver satellite-based broadband services helping expand internet access to households and communities. A project of this scale requires significant effort and resources, and, due to the nature of LEO constellations, it is not the kind of initiative that can start small. You have to commit. Amazon will invest more tha

The Art Of Buying An Invisible Product When you cannot touch, see or feel the product and the product brochure is full of terminology and jargon that you do not understand – then how do you select the best service? How do you know to select the provider best suited to meet your specific needs and then what specific service must you choose for the application you have? Although this scenario relates to most services it is much more relevant when selecting a niche service such as satellite service. For niche services such as satellite the general understanding of the service is much mor

New financial benefits for a proven solution Satellite services are reliable – no discussion, no argument. Yes but… it is expensive and it is slow…. Or so many people argue from inputs remembered in past discussions or perhaps from their own past experiences. Well, if that is still your view, it is time for an update. Much has changed in the satellite broadband industry, from new satellite constellations, to modem equipment developments and new commercial models. The architect’s dilemma Today, the user demand on network uptime and service availability is simply 1

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