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Dr Dawie de Wet is the CEO of Q-KON.
5 user applications that are ideal for satellite technology

The rapid growth of fibre networks in SA is inspiring and is enabling the drive for all businesses and consumers to be online...

By Dawie de Wet 17 Aug 2018

What's needed for large-scale satellite networks is not only technology

The success of the mobile market and the rapid adoption of the smartphone is often listed as a reference and motivation as to why large-scale satellite networks can be successful in Africa - a "if they can do it, we can do it" type of thinking...

By Dawie de Wet 29 Jan 2018

The case for satellite internet in Africa

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low...

By Dawie de Wet 23 Dec 2016

The why and how of high throughput satellites

On 24 August this year, Intelsat announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat Epic high throughput satellites, was launched successfully...

By Dawie de Wet 2 Dec 2016

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket...

By Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

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