Global Connectivity Provider SkyVision Increases Its Pan-African Coverage.
Hertfordshire, UK, February 7, 2011 – SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic networks, announced today that it has partnered with CMC Networks, a leading ISP based in South Africa, to establish SkyVision South Africa (Pty)., a local subsidiary and addition to its rapidly growing local African presence.
In this latest strategic move, SkyVision, winner of the coveted AfricaCom Satellite Service Provider of the year Award, opens a local South African office, expanding its local footprint into Africa's most vibrant business hub. This move places the company in a prime tactical position to answer Africa's growing need for high quality communication services over fiber, wireless and satellite, like never before.
"We are thrilled to combine SkyVision's pan-African satellite coverage with CMC Networks impressive global infrastructure and extensive fiber connectivity services to bring SkyVision South Africa customers high quality connectivity from and to anywhere in Africa, Europe, the USA and the Middle East", stated Doron Ben Sira, CEO of SkyVision.
Providing customized, 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.
“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” stated Grant Walker CEO of CMC.
Additional services will include: 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.” added Mr. Ben Sira.
SkyVision is 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, 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. (www.skyvision.net)
CMC is a leading International VPN network provider complemented by using MPLS protocols for the management of their customer networks CMC is based in Johannesburg South Africa and brings 25 years of expertise to the stable in provisioning holistic end to end solutions for corporate users on a global basis. CMC complements their global network with specialization in Africa, obviating the inherent challenges of servicing customers in volatile environments giving robust end to end solutions with numerous value propositions. CMC boasts global banks, insurance, logistics and carriers within our customer base. (www.cmcnetworks.net)
Iris Tovim Marketing Communications Manager
SkyVision Global Networks
+44 20 8387 1750