SkyVision, MEASAT seal extended contract deal
TELECOMS| Jan. 23, 2012, 8:33 p.m.
By Lukas Ajanaku, Lagos, Nigeria
MEASAT Satellite Systems has sealed an agreement with SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., for capacity on the AFRICASAT-1 satellite across the African region.
SkyVision, a leading global IP telecommunication service provider to emerging markets, offering solutions that combine satellite service platforms with high-capacity fiber optic connections via its gateways in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, 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.
The multi-transponder agreement enables SkyVision to continue providing its existing cost effective, reliable, tier-one internet connectivity solutions to internet service providers (ISPs), enterprises, telcos and mobile operators in the region.
“Extending existing contracts with leading satellite suppliers is part of our strategy to offer reliable coverage over vast geographies. I am confident that SkyVision’s customers will benefit from the competitive edge our satellite infrastructure is offering,” said Doron Ben Sira, CEO of SkyVision.
“MEASAT is delighted to provide satellite capacity and support SkyVision for its services and expansion plans in the African region,” said Jarod Lopez, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing, MEASAT.
The AFRICASAT-1 satellite which is located at the 46°E orbital slot provides C-band coverage across the African region as well as the Middle East and parts of East Europe. The slot will be enhanced with the AFRICASAT-1a satellite in Q4 2012.
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