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  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 l

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

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

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

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

  Port Nolloth – FNB Upgrade   FNB Port Nolloth is situated on the beach and it's 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. 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

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