SkyVision Launches New iDirect Hub and Upgrades Pan-African Satellite Network With iDX 3.1 Software


Global service provider deploys new hardware and software to expand coverage and deliver more affordable and efficient Internet connectivity services

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (SkyVision), a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems, has launched a new iDirect hub and is now offering full Pan-African coverage on both C-Band and Ku-Band. SkyVision has also upgraded its networks to iDirect's iDX 3.1 operating software. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.

SkyVision's new iDirect hub is operating on the Amos-5 Ku-band satellite, which covers southern and sub-Saharan Africa, and complements SkyVision's existing C-band coverage for a complete Pan-African network. In addition to its new hub, SkyVision also owns and operate iDirect hubs in North America, the Middle East, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, DRC and Zimbabwe.

With iDirect's iDX 3.1 operating software, SkyVision will deliver a more cost-effective VSAT solution for its customers. Specifically, SkyVision leveraged iDirect's over-the-air upgrade capabilities to perform smooth software upgrade to thousands of sites. SkyVision has also lowered costs on the remote side through the deployment of iDirect's new Evolution X1 remote, a new low power, compact, and easy-to-install remote that is ideal for large-scale deployments.

"We are thrilled to broaden SkyVision's activities in Africa by providing high quality connectivity to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding African economy. We have long relied on the iDirect platform to deliver reliable connectivity to our customers. The efficiencies of iDX 3.1 and the Evolution X1 allow us to expand our operations further."