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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 th

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 scenar

Chester Butcher Introduction Chester Butchers was founded in 1973 by Nicos Criticos and is currently one of the largest meat wholesalers in South Africa. They import a variety of Beef, Mutton, Pork, Poultry and vegetables from South America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, Denmark, China and Belgium. Today Chester has more than 25 retail stores around South Africa employing over 500 em

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

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

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 ha

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

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 term

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

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

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