SkyVision Launches Its New VSAT HUB in South Africa

May 23, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Hertfordshire, UK, May 23, 2012 SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., the leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic networks throughout Africa has announced the launch of its new iDirect VSAT HUB service for South Africa. This offering will be operated by SkyVision Networks South Africa (Pty)Ltd., SkyVision Global Network's local subsidiary.

The establishment of SkyVision Networks South Africa (pty) Ltd. and the teleport and local VSAT HUB it operates is the latest strategic move SkyVision has taken in order to expand its African footprint. This offering will enable the company to respond to Africa's need for high quality communication services over fibre, wireless and satellite.

The new iDirect HUB in Johannesburg supports the latest iDX 3.1 iDirect release, and takes full advantage of the Amos 5 satellite with its coverage of southern and sub-Saharan Africa. This will allow SkyVision to offer cost effective and highly reliable VSAT services for South African companies and organizations. SkyVision offers a range of VSAT satellite routers, including the latest iDirect X1, data rates and services in order to accommodate each customer's specific needs.

In an environment where affordable satellite connectivity is pivotal to continued economic growth and success, SkyVision is meeting the demand with the introduction of its new iDirect VSAT HUB service. This offering will act as a viable alternative for businesses that are in need of online communication, but are not serviced by fixed line operators due to infrastructure costs and geographic challenges.

SkyVision's newest HUB in South Africa, is an addition to SkyVision's local VSAT HUBs in Kenya, Nigeria, DRC and Zimbabwe. "We are thrilled to significantly broaden SkyVision's activities in Southern Africa providing high quality connectivity to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding South African economy", stated Doron Ben Sira, CEO of SkyVision. Providing customized, Virtual Private Network and Internet Access services over its multiple IP/MPLS network POPs and satellite networks, SkyVision South Africa allows both South African and global corporates to share business-critical information via voice and data applications for extending their businesses and profitability.

Meet us at Satcom May 22-23, Booth 93 to learn more about our new service offering.

About SkyVision
SkyVision is a leading global IP telecommunication service provider to emerging markets, offering solutions that combine satellite service platforms with high-capacity fibre optic connections. Via its gateways in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides IP connectivity with access to the global Internet backbone, as well as an extensive suite of both customized end-to- end solutions and industry-standard services. With a connectivity network spanning 100 countries, SkyVision's solutions combine global reach with active local presence and support. SkyVision's customers include incumbent telecoms, ISPs, cellular operators, global and local enterprises, government entities and NGOs (

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