There’s satellite, and then there are smart satellite services…
Investing in smart satellite services offers additional benefits in niche scenarios.
Closing the connectivity divide
McKinsey estimates it would cost $700 billion to $900 billion to bring true high band 5G connectivity to countries 25% of the global population.
Smart satellites offer connectivity solutions whatever the weather
Smart satellite systems like the Twoobii-on-Flex service operated by Intelsat are engineered to continue to deliver excellent signal strength even during heavy rainfall.
Satellite services for a 5G future
Satellites can help 5G networks achieve sub-1ms latency by multi-casting content to caches located at individual cells, says Q-KON Africa.
Is SpaceX StarLink launched for Africa?
The SpaceX StarLink service offers benefits to connect all "off-grid" users as well as providing a high-reliable, easy to deploy fibre-alternative service - it does build a compelling case that Africa can't ignore says Q-KON Group.
Q-KON launches the first regional gateway network in Africa using the iDirect Multi-carrier Mesh Solution
Dawie de Wet, CEO, Q-KON, sits down with iDirect and offers his perspective on the financial market in Africa, and becoming the first on the continent to launch a regional gateway network using iDirect's mesh solution.
OPINION: It's possible enable broadband for everyone at zero cost
Specialist service providers can provide broadband on a large scale at no cost to the user or the government.