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Do You Need a Managed or Broadband Service? What to Consider and Where the Difference Lie. This discussion considers the definition of a “managed service” vs the definition of a “broadband service”. This is one possible area that can create confusion.  Even the trusted Wikipedia does not volunteer a clear definition of the terms “managed service” and “broadband service” as

Why Banks are using Satellite Services. ATMs and PoS devices require reliable connectivity in order to transmit data from their location to a server, and from the server back to their location. Reliable connectivity is therefore essential, as any drops in communication could result in revenue loss, increased operational cost and reduced customer satisfaction. In the case of ATMs, poor conne

Internet of Things - The Opportunity of Satellite in IoT

When will Fibre replace Satellite? A perspective on the need for satellite networks for Africa. International CapacityIndeed, when considering that Africa has reached almost 6Tbps of international access bandwidth at the start of 2017, which is close to a 30% increase from the 4,5Tbps in 2015 the growth is indeed exponential. (Refer Hamilton Research, Africa Telecom Transmission Map) From this

Choose right: Managed Access or Broadband Service.

Why Satellite is Needed for IoT. … and why satellite connectivity will be needed. 20 Billion Internet-of-things devices by 2023 The IoT market in perspective According to the 2017 Growth Enabler market pulse report for IoT, IoT serves two distinct user groups: business and individuals. These two user-groups can then broadly be classified into nine segments as shown in the following

What's Needed for Large-Scale Satellite Networks. The offline population is disproportionately female, rural, poor, illiterate and elderly. Of the 3.9 billion people that are still unconnected, 58% are female, roughly 60% are rural and at least half come from countries with a GNI/capita of less than US$ (PPP) 6,500. In addition, many spend far in excess of 5% on ICT access and services as a pr

Q-KON World-First to Deploy iDirect Regional Node Solution for Critical Primary and Backup Communication Network in Swaziland. Q-KON, a Specialist Service Provider and Systems Integrator, has successfully deployed a Satellite Regional Node Solution to provide critical primary and backup communication for a financial VSAT network in Swaziland. Q-KON partnered with VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a

Test case scenario of an EPIC satellite solution - New high capacity satellite solutions for the African market. The aim of EPIC, and other high throughput satellites (HTS), is to aggressively drive an increase in possible speeds while at the same time reducing effective service cost.  Tests done by the Q-KON engineering team obtained 5x higher uplink speeds (12Mbps) than the previous gen

3 Steps to Satellite Network Success The reason why network architects might not consider satellite as prime connectivity option might very well be because they have not had a good experience, or alternatively, might not be fully informed about the technology. Because satellite is a niche solution, it is also seldom included in mainstream discussions and even very influential industry events m