SkyVision VPN solution chosen by Unity Bank, one of Nigeria’s Largest Retail Financial Institutions to Ensure Seamless Connectivity Between its Branches Nationwide


LAGOS, Nigeria, October 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – SkyVision Global Networks, global communications provider, has announced its recent partnership with Unity Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading retail financial institutions. SkyVision provided its satellite-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services via its local Nigerian hub to support Unity Bank’s LAN network, connecting the bank’s headquarters in Lagos to its numerous branch offices nationwide.

With 236 branch offices throughout Nigeria and additional branches planned for the future, Unity Bank required a robust, reliable and highly secure communications solution. Recognized as a leading connectivity provider in the region, Unity Bank chose SkyVision to install and deploy an optimal solution to meet their needs.

The SkyVision VPN solution connects Unity Bank’s core applications – including peripheral applications – to its headquarters, enabling continuous, seamless business operations in its rural area branches. Fully deployed and managed by SkyVision, SkyVision VPN enabled Unity Bank to connect their LAN sites with no investment in additional infrastructure. The superior technology behind SkyVision VPN offers increased flexibility and enables complete management control.

“As one of the nation’s leading banks and a contributor to Nigeria’s GDP, we needed a viable communications solution we could depend on,” said Zubairu Atiku, Head IT of Unity Bank. “After careful consideration, we chose SkyVision due to their outstanding market reputation, specifically in the finance industry and their ability to deliver exactly what we needed. This included installing and managing a highly-reliable system, coupled with dedicated customer service and technical support, which can’t be compared to previous service providers,” he added.

SkyVision is highly experienced in providing the African banking industry with reliable network solutions suited to their unique requirements across geographic boundaries, particularly in rural areas. SkyVision is proud to have furthered its reach into this market through recent partnerships with prominent financial institutes across Africa – including UnaCoopec, Bank of Africa and others.

“Partnering with Unity Bank is part of our continued commitment to the African financial market and to Nigeria in particular, where we have a strong and active local presence,” comments Dror Limor, SkyVision VP Sales & Marketing. “We are proud to serve Unity Bank as our valued customer and to have provided them with the reliable solution and full support they required and deserve. SkyVision plans to further expand its finance and micro-finance penetration within Nigeria and across Africa.”

Source: African Press Organisation 1 October 2014

Web Africa doubles ADSL Download Plus data

South African ISP Web Africa has doubled its Download Plus data for all capped ADSL subscribers, for use between 00:00 hrs and 06:00 hrs. This is a permanent change and the firm says it will continue to provide customers with more and more value in the future. This announcement follows two months of Web Africa encouraging its capped ADSL users to download as much data as possible. To encourage high usage, the ISP gave away a Macbook Air and a pair of Google Glass as prizes in its Download Plus competitions.

Source: Telecompaper 2 October 2014