Maxwell offers satellite-based connectivity solution in Africa

satellite andrzejolchawaModel of AMOS 5 satellite at a show in Madrid. (Image source: Wikicommons)Maxwell Technology has launched a back-up connectivity solution that uses satellite technology and avoids copper as a connetivity medium

The company has claimed it would prove to be a cost-effective solution as it does not use copper. The solution will be offered in conjunction with Sat-Space Africa, a provider of solutions to Africa’s connectivity challenges. The system will provide connectivity via the AMOS 5 satellite.

Research has shown Telkom, Eskom, Transnet, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and Metrorail have suffered huge set backs due to billions spent on copper as a connectivity medium. Cable theft and rising copper prises have also contributed to the losses incurred, the research noted.

Kallie Carlsen, technical director at Maxwell Technology, said, “In the present day business environment, losing connectivity is equivalent to crippling the business down. There’s also the risk of a long-term damage to the company’s brand in the eyes of customers and business partners.

“Our concept is revolutionary because it simply requires the purchase of a satellite dish and modem, along with a data bundle. The system is always on, and can kick in the moment normal connectivity is lost.

“There are no monthly charges, and the data bundle never expires. This is a genuine fail-safe option and the pricing has been structured accordingly,” Carlsen added. 

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