SkyVision Signs Extended Contract with MEASAT


MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) has announced an agreement with SkyVision Global Networks Ltd.(“SkyVision”), for capacity on the AFRICASAT-1 satellite across the African region.

The multi-transponder agreement enables SkyVision to continue providing its existing cost effective, reliable, tier-one internet connectivity solutions to ISPs, enterprises, telcos and mobile operators in the region. SkyVision offers a wide variety of connectivity options and provides direct access to the internet backbone via tier-one internet providers. SkyVision was chosen as the Satellite Service Provider of the Year 2011 at the recent AfricaCom exhibition and conference in Cape Town.

“Extending existing contracts with leading satellite suppliers is part of our strategy to offer reliable coverage over vast geographies,” said Doron Ben Sira, CEO of SkyVision. “I am confident that SkyVision’s customers will benefit from the competitive edge our satellite infrastructure is offering.”

“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.