SkyVision South Africa Partners with Broadlink Expanding its South African Partner Network

August 16, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug 16, 2012 SkyVision Networks South Africa, a subsidiary of SkyVision Global Networks, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic networks, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Broadlink, a leading telecommunications and infrastructure provider, to bring reliable, secure, cost effective Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Internet connectivity services to businesses in South Africa.

SkyVision Networks South Africa's VSAT services will enhance Broadlink's range of dedicated terrestrial and wireless communication solutions.

SkyVision's VSAT services allow Broadlink to offer end to end business connectivity to sites that cannot be served by a reliable terrestrial or wireless connection. With this addition, Broadlink can now provide VPN and Internet connectivity solutions all across Africa.

Broadlink offers high quality, performance-guaranteed, end-to-end managed connections for the South African corporate market as well as for multinationals seeking African connectivity.

By utilizing SkyVision Satellite services and its state of the art local Hub and Teleport, Broadlink will offer flexible and scalable solutions for businesses looking to expand their communications requirements from Southern Africa into and around Africa.

Mike Brown, Managing Director of Broadlink said: "Broadlink has made great strides in the South African business market, however we have seen an increased demand - from our customers - for communication solutions catering to business sites and branches across our borders. By partnering with SkyVision we can now accommodate their requirements for connectivity solutions across the African continent allowing us to expand our reach exponentially"

One of the first Broadlink customers to utilize SkyVision's VPN VSAT service is a pan-African logistics and distribution firm that uses SkyVision services for interconnecting its extensive network of offices and facilities across South Africa and sub-equatorial Africa.

"SkyVision showcased its professional abilities and demonstrated amazing flexibility which allowed us to customize the service offering and suit it to meet the customer's technical requirements and budget" Andre Engelbrecht, Broadlink VSAT Services specialist stated.

Iftah Amit, SkyVision's Vice President of Sales commented: "SkyVision South Africa is thrilled to have Broadlink as one of its channel partners in South Africa. This partnership aligns with our ongoing strategy to increase our high quality services reach to business customers in South Africa."

About SkyVision Networks South Africa

SkyVision Networks South Africa (Pty) Ltd. is a subsidiary of SkyVision Global Networks, a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic networks. Operating a local Teleport and VSAT HUB as well as a private network over fibre optic backbone in South Africa with submarine cables interconnecting network points of presence at major strategic cities in Africa, Europe, the United States and other overseas countries. SkyVision South Africa provides end to end managed services for the corporate market guarantees unprecedented customization and flexibility, QOS (Quality of Service) and COS (Class of Service) profiles, resulting in highly scalable, differentiated, end-to-end IP services designed to meet specific application and networking needs.

SkyVision S.A. has network points of presence in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elisabeth, Durban and the Teraco collocation data center in Johannesburg, enabling both local South African corporates and resident global organizations to get all their networking services from a single global service provider.

About Broadlink

Broadlink is a telecommunications and infrastructure provider to the Southern Africa business market. Broadlink's range of dedicated terrestrial and wireless communication solutions offers high quality, performance-guaranteed, end-to-end managed connections to ensure the continuity of business processes.

Broadlink provides services to over 1500 companies including prestigious blue chip and top 200 companies, either directly, or through their channel partners consisting of well known telecoms players and ISPs. To date Broadlink and its partners have installed over two hundred kilometers of optical fibre, and developed wireless networks within seven of South Africa's provinces.
Broadlink's expansion is however not limited to the southern part of the continent, as it now operates in over 15 countries in Africa via satellite network. The company continues to expand its clients and network connections in South Africa and Africa on an ongoing basis. Broadlink also has a range of value added services such as voice and internet access, with more to follow.

Iris Tovim
Marketing Communications Manager
SkyVision Global Networks
+44 20 8387 1750