SkyVision Confirms Continued African Investment

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd has announced that it will continue expanding its local presence across Africa.

November 12, 2012

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd, a global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic systems, has announced on the eve of the Africa Com conference taking place in Cape Town this week that it will continue expanding its local presence across Africa.

CEO of SkyVision, Doron Ben Sira said, “It was clear from day one that if SkyVision was to enhance its market leadership in Africa, the company would have to expand its strong presence on the continent. After an intense strategic process, we have made a major leap in this direction over the past year and will continue to do so moving forward into 2013.”

A key step was to establish a local office and teleport in South Africa. SkyVision South Africa is positioned in a prime tactical position to respond to South African businesses requiring high quality communication services over fibre, wireless and satellite to Africa and from Africa. SkyVision’s new iDirect hub in Johannesburg supports the latest iDX 3.1 iDirect release, and takes full advantage of the Amos 5 satellite with its broad coverage of southern and sub-Saharan Africa both on C Band and Ku Band.

SkyVision has also recently initiated a major expansion into Western Africa with the acquisition of Afinis. This purchase is a natural move for SkyVision and ensures the effective delivery of comprehensive services to new and expanding markets in Francophone Africa.

Afinis is seamlessly integrating into SkyVision’s corporate identity in terms of services provided, overall coverage, local presence, and the professional quality of the staff. SkyVision is also leveraging Afinis’ extensive knowledge in corporate market segments, particularly in oil and gas, mining and financial services.

In order to support the company’s global reach and local presence approach, SkyVision established VSAT hubs in Nigeria, DRC, Kenya and Zimbabwe. These hubs provide reliable VPN connectivity used by a variety of private companies and government entities to extend their services to areas which are not reached by terrestrial means. These services allow remote communities in Africa to benefit from modern services provided through modern ICT solutions.

SkyVision is able to provide its customers with reliable satellite communication services through utilization of 13 different satellites, and multiple teleports in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Africa.

“SkyVision is firmly part of the dynamics of Africa and we will continue to enhance our ability to deliver comprehensive satellite communication coverage for Africa. We are proud to be firmly established as one of largest and most dynamic satellite service providers on the continent through our powerful local presence maintained by highly qualified local staff who fully understand local needs,” Sira concluded.