Kuala Lumpur, 13 January 2012 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. ("MEASAT”) announced today 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.
About SkyVision 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 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)
About MEASAT MEASAT is a premium supplier of satellite communication services to leading international broadcasters, DTH platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across a fleet of five communications satellites, MEASAT is able to provide satellite services to over 145 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.
The MEASAT fleet includes the state of art MEASAT-3/3a satellites at 91.5°E which support Asia’s premium DTH and video distribution neighborhood. The MEASAT fleet will be further strengthened with the addition of AFRICASAT-1a at 46°E in Q4 2012 and MEASAT-3b at 91.5°E in Q4 2013.
Leveraging facilities at the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre, and working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include standard definition, high definition and 3D video playout, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP termination services.