Q-KON Africa, a renowned provider of integrated access services specialising in turnkey telecommunication solutions, will be a provider of OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency satellite internet connectivity in Lesotho and other key African countries to benefit schools, hospitals, businesses, and governments.
Nov. 23, 2022
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Lesotho to benefit from regional satellite internet connectivity
Group CEO of Q-KON Africa and Chief Engineer for Twoobi, Dawie de Wet
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Q-KON Africa connects “off grid” locations through their satellite broadband service, Twoobii, to core networks throughout Africa reliably and effectively.
The OneWeb LEO satellite network will give Q-KON Africa’s Twoobii customers access to high-speed, low-latency broadband to connect even the most rural or remote communities across several African countries. These include Lesotho, South Africa, eSwatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.
“At OneWeb, we believe that connection everywhere changes everything and that’s why we are thrilled to be partnering with the engineering experts at Q-KON Africa to further our mission to connect those hardest to reach to the internet. Q-KON Africa’s strong industry understanding, flexibility, agility, and local support will help us see OneWeb’s LEO satellite network create opportunities to benefit unconnected and under-connected areas across Africa for today’s digital environment. This agreement is another example of OneWeb’s continued momentum, as we remain on track to activate coverage solutions in Africa and globally in 2023,” said Ben Griffin, VP Mobility and AMEA at OneWeb.
This strategic five-year distribution agreement was finalised at the digital infrastructure event in South Africa this month. It will enable Q-KON Africa to unleash the power of OneWeb’s network in order to provide vital internet service and WI-FI backhaul to connect schools, hospitals, civil government, and other fixed enterprise and fintech services throughout the continent including banking, mining, and backhaul solutions.
OneWeb recently announced a distribution partnership agreement with Q-KON Africa, a specialist technology company that supplies solutions based on satellite, wireless, and VoIP technologies, to offer broadband connectivity services in African countries.
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This announcement is the latest effort for OneWeb to help bridge the digital divide across Africa through strong industry collaboration with local infrastructure and service providers. OneWeb remains on track to activate its coverage solutions in Africa, and elsewhere around the world in 2023.
“For us, OneWeb’s global lead and focus to deliver assured business grade, high-performance satellite service is the perfect option to expand our successful Twoobii Smart Satellite Services for Southern Africa. OneWeb’s technology innovations will deliver data speeds of 100Mbps and low latency of 70msec, which will enable us to further service the business, enterprise, and financial markets. Leveraging emerging technologies to open new markets is in our DNA and we look forward to leading this new era in partnership with OneWeb,” Group CEO of Q-KON Africa and Chief Engineer for Twoobi, Dawie de Wet further expanded on the deal.