The broadband in our stars
What is low-earth orbit internet, and why should South Africa care?
16 May 2023
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.
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