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Q-KON Implements Eutelsat OneWeb LEO Satellite Service in Africa

By Rachel Jewett | February 1, 2024

Q-KON installed Eutelsat OneWeb LEO service at a site in Africa. Photo: Q-KON

Q-KON, a satellite service provider based in Africa, has implemented Eutelsat OneWeb Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) connectivity at a site in Africa as part of a broader roll-out. 

Q-KON integrated Eutelsat OneWeb connectivity at the first branch of a “leading digital bank” to offer intranet, SD-WANs, branch online management, data backhauls, staff and customer Wi-Fi and ATM services. The solution combines anytime connectivity with the security protocols required to transmit bank account and financial transaction data in real time. The digital bank customer is a leading banking provider in Africa and is considering rolling out the Eutelsat OneWeb LEO system to many more branches. 

Q-KON is integrating the LEO service into its offering, Twoobii Smart Satellite Services, and said it will be able to provide low latency connectivity of 50 Mbps. 

“This fully operational LEO installation is further evidence of the utility of the Q-KON Twoobii Eutelsat OneWeb solution in financial services contexts,” said Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON. “We look forward to continuing the roll-out of this LEO connectivity solution to more bank branches to benefit the customers of our leading digital banking client.”