The broadband in our stars

What is low-earth orbit internet, and why should South Africa care?

16 May 2023

Q-KON Africa’s Dawie de Wet says his company is partnering with LEO satellite players to improve connectivity offerings.

Imagine accessing broadband-quality internet anywhere on the planet’s surface. Many communities and industries would love an easier and faster way to connect with the world. The answer could be low-earth orbit satellite internet constellations (LEO internet).

LEO internet is already changing the world. Through one truckload of devices, the Ukrainian army established grassroots communication that is the envy of better-equipped militaries. And it’s heating up: several competitors are entering this space, including OneWeb, Amazon, and several sovereign states.

ITWeb Premium

Get 3 months of unlimited access
No credit card. No obligation.

Already a subscriber Log in