SkyVision increases pan-African coverage

SkyVision_Global_Networks_has_announced_that_it_has_partnered_with_ISP_CMC_Networks_to_establish_SkyVision_South_AfricaSkyVision Global Networks has announced that it has partnered with ISP, CMC Networks, to establish SkyVision South Africa

The new local subsidiary is another addition to IP connectivity provider, SkyVision’s growing African presence. In this latest strategic move, SkyVision, recent recipient of the AfricaCom Satellite Service Provider of the year Award, is to open a local South African office, expanding its local footprint.

"We are thrilled to combine SkyVision's pan-African satellite coverage with CMC Networks impressive global infrastructure and extensive fibre connectivity services to bring SkyVision South Africa customers high quality connectivity from and to anywhere in Africa, Europe, the USA and the Middle East,” said Doron Ben Sira, CEO of SkyVision.

Providing customised, Virtual Private Network and Internet Access services over its IP/MPLS and satellite networks, SkyVision South Africa will operate an iDirect HUB in Johannesburg, providing coverage over all of South Africa as well as the Sub Saharan African countries.

"SkyVision and CMC Networks will now jointly offer a network of 36 MPLS POPs across Africa and 20 additional global POPs to enable global corporates to share business-critical information via voice and data applications where traditional terrestrial networks have been thus far unsuccessful,” said Grant Walker, CEO of CMC. “CMC Networks embraces the opportunity to extend its African VSAT footprint with SkyVision. The two networks combined will extend the service offerings, increasing reach and deliverables reinforcing our aggressive expansion within the continent to provide a one stop shop for holistic hybrid connectivity throughout Africa. We foresee this new network to be the most expansive in Africa once complete.”

Additional services will include: Unified Threat Management value-added services, business continuity and disaster recovery services, collocation and hosting.

“SkyVision South Africa customers will enjoy a single service provider dedicated to bringing high quality connectivity services to South Africa and the entire continent,” said Ben Sira.

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