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.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
MTN is Ivory Coast mobile market leaderWith eight million subscribers out of a population of 22 million, South Africa’s mobile operator MTN has claimed the title of mobile market leader in Ivory Coast. Read More
TNM constructs bridge as part of promotionTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has constructed a bridge in the country’s former Capital City of Zomba as part of a promotional activity the company launched last year. Read More
Telecoms operators donate K20.5 m towards flood victimsMalawi's Association of Telecommunications Operators (ATOL) has donated K20.5m towards the relief assistance going to communities affected by floods and hailstorm in the country Read More
Airtel Kenya drops roaming rates in UgandaAirtel customers can now browse for as low as Ksh 10 per MB while roaming in Uganda, a 78% drop in price. Read More
MTL appoints new CEOMalawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has appointed Harry Gombachika as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 6, 2015. Read More
MTN transforms enterprise business unit in South Africa to enhance overall client experienceMTN South Africa has announced the start of a process to reorganise its MTN Business unit, to strengthen its competitive advantage in the enterprise business solutions market. Read More
Vodafone Foundation Ghana donates new incubator to hospitalVodafone Foundation Ghana on Tuesday donated a brand new incubator to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Nsawam Government Hospital at Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Read More
M-Shwari loans help customers acquire smart devicesFollowing a month of trials, the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom have formally introduced a new proposition that will enable M-Shwari customers to access affordable loans to acquire smartphones and tablets. Read More
Orange grows Kenyan market shareOrange Kenya reports that its market share has grown to 9.2%, with growth in its off-net and on-net share and ARPU. Read More
FEATURED STORYUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards
Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya’s digital TV battle hots up
Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.
COMPANY NEWSSpectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa
University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.