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A view on new developments and the satellite technology horizon Please can somebody help to find a new term for satellite? Most ICT technology innovations have some branding insight. For example, when Internet storage was developed it was immediately branded as “cloud”. Similarly, the development in machine telemetry and SCADA was branded IoT. These solution brands create new energy, new expectations, and boost market acceptance. Well ... for satellite ... we still call it satellite even though everything is new and nothing is the same. Perhaps we can get a new technol

Introduction Maropeng - is a Setswana word that means 'returning to the place of our origins'. In 1999 the Cradle of Humankind area was declared at World Heritage Site and is one of the most important areas in the world when it comes to understanding the story of life itself. The Maropeng visitor centre gives an overview on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years and includes restaurants and tourist retail. The Challenge Unfortunately, due to a lack of reliable communication centre management experienced challenges with Point-of-

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 even include contingency options should incidents happen. May you be blessed with strength, wisdom and health. May you have “vasbyt” for the up’s and smiles for the downs. May you reach your personal goals and may you have a loving and fulfilled life. I am looking forward to continue our business journey t

Introduction Spitzkoppe is a small tented camp north-west from Windhoek and provides accommodation for up to 15 people. The camp is a delight for nature lovers with spectacular views of the Spitzkoppe mountain (aka the Matterhorn of Africa) not to mention beautiful sunrise and sunsets and a close connection with the natural environment. The Challenge Today, modern hospitality guest services, general camp operations, and on-line bookings all require reliable broadband services. Spitzkoppe camp management required a reliable and cost-effective service with loca

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, within 24 hours of receiving the order, satellite terminals for Magwa Tea and its sister tea plantation were dispatched and ready to be installed. Within one day, both terminals were installed and 087 numbers were provided. In fact, the tea plantation

Introduction Emirates Airline Park, previously known as Ellis Park, was built in 1928. The stadium has been the site of many milestones in South African sporting history, most memorably the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final – South Africa’s first major international sporting achievement after years of isolation. Well known artists such as Whitney Houston, Roxette, Rolling Stones, and Eminem have performed at the stadium. It is the second-largest stadium in South Africa and can accommodate 62567 people. The Challenge Previously, the venue was functioning on a ca

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 the camp. Today, the internet has become important part of our everyday lives. Twoobii's satellite dish is cemented into the natural surroundings of the camp. Internet connection can be offered to guests that stay at the camp. Guests have the opti

SD-WAN is at the leading edge of software-based networking deployments. It offers significant business value for organizations in terms of business agility and the ability to leverage Internet bandwidth economics. The question was asked how well SDWAN will perform over a Satellite network. We tested SD-WAN to show that this was possible and that SD WAN can be used over a Satellite network. What is SD-WAN SD-WAN is an acronym for software-defined WAN and is used in a wide area network. SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling the networking hardw

Introduction FNB Port Nolloth is situated on the beach and is the most westerly branch of FNB. Port Nolloth was once a buzzing town with diamond miners in the 1920’s in hope to find these sparkling precious stones. Today, the town is known as a sleepy little town. Their main source of income relies mostly on tourism. The quant bank building has a typical Cape Dutch style architecture. The Challenge If there is a loss of internet connection, customers would not be assisted which would cause customers to be frustrated due to not being able to do their banking properly

Introduction 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. The Adventure camp is open during the months of April to November. There are over 2000 rock engravings and it is one of the largest and most important rock art concentrations in Africa. The engravings are said to be up to 6000 years old. The Challenge The camp provides Canvas tents that are raised slightly on wooden platforms with a private terrace and seating. Solar cells

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