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Reflecting On 2021 As the sun sets on another year we reflect on past opportunities, challenges, and achievements. We think about the changing nature of life, the need to appreciate every moment and the strength gained from a helping hand and a friendly smile. For Q-KON as part of the satellite industry, it has been a year with unfolding prospects as our Twoobii service leads the Smart Satellite

  Satellites Are Dead! Long Live Satellites! EngineerIT Editor Hans van de Groenendaal led the industry panel discussion on the current satellite industry status and future expectations. Q-KON appreciated the opportunity to participate and share our views with this respected forum. Today’s smart satellite networks, such as Twoobii-on-Flex service incorporates advanced data communication

  Learn about why Satellite is the new cost-effective solution for retail In this economic climate, no retailer can afford to have any network downtime. Until recently the go to solution for point-of-sale systems was the easy to deploy, LTE data access.  The time has come to look at the alternatives. Twoobii satellite solution is an always on, anywhere, service, providing 100% c

  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 nuts

  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 that if you can get fibre of microwave links

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 Se

5G Health Risk Perspective The recent deployment of 5G mobile networks has created much debate on the possible health risks. Given that 5G relates more to a “network-of-networks architecture” and that mobile deployments are only one element of evolving 5G networks, the health debate should probably be more around the risks of multiple small cell radiation sources such as Wi-Fi, home automa

Satellite VS LTE As Backup Services Physics and network technology fundamentals make satellite services, the most effective, highest spec back-up services. Yet while this is true, then why is satellite not used as a back-up by every network engineer and specified by every customer request. To understand this paradox we can translate user requirements for 100% availability and low-cost operatio

Satellite Services for a 5G future The ITU definition of the 5G networks-of-networks ecosystem outlines the key elements as enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine and ultra-reliable low-latency (<1msec) communication. In this article we consider the role of current and future satellite technologies and how it will benefit the deployment of 5G networks. Satellite distribution networks ar

What is coming for Satellite? Faster, more bandwidth, lower cost – these general ICT drivers are equally applied in the satellite industry. Already using GEO HTS networks we are reaching 3G price points and with planned MEO networks will introduce satellite point-to-point links at fibre pricings and with lower latencies. The 2017 NSR report predicts that by 2021 a total