Global Connectivity Provider SkyVision Increases Its Pan-African Coverage.


SkyVision Global Networks, a provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic networks, has announced 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: Unified Threat Management value-added services, business continuity and disaster recovery services, collocation and hosting.