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SkyVision Newsletter – Newslink Edition 13 – July 2013

Spanning New Frontiers: Satcom Africa 2013

If your travels took you to the heart of South Africa this past May, you may have caught a glimpse of the Satcom Africa 2013 conference and exhibition held in Johannesburg. The event set the stage for Africa’s satellite & telecommunications industry and provided a unique and exciting venue for leaders and decision-makers alike. The SkyVision team was on board to meet with customers and prospects and talk about today’s challenges and opportunities in capacity and connectivity, and how to best invest in the latest market solutions.

SkyVision launched several new services at the event, including SkyVision Voice Services, Mobile Satellite Services, Managed Firewall Services, and SkyVision Active – Business Continuity Series Services which are now part of the company’s existing range of corporate solutions. Now customers within the mining, oil and gas, telco, government and NGO segments can enjoy a full suite of market specific solutions.

Establishing a local office in South Africa’s business hub allows SkyVision to respond quickly to local market needs. The company’s continued success in the African market as a whole, is a result of its comprehensive network of local partners and representatives, and dedicated SkyVision offices in Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.

SkyVision Introduces New Corporate Services to the Oil and Gas Industry

SkyVision introduced its new corporate services including voice, data and video services at the recent NOGTech 2013 exhibition. The event was strategically positioned to bring together government ministries, industry stakeholders and key oil and gas professionals.


SkyVision’s team showcased its various solutions tailored to the needs of the oil and gas industry – which were very well received and generated a high level of interest amongst the visitors. One of our unique solutions introduced included the SkyVision Active Series, which will provide large corporate customers true back up connectivity services which they can rely on to keep their business running with zero downtime. Satellite services and fiber optic communications for enhanced voice, data and video for services, for both on- and off-shore service with ad hoc fly away and stabilized antennas are also crucial to the oil and gas industry and a part of our overall solution packaging.


Meeting Market Demands

Oil and Gas Market Solutions

Greig Technologies Ltd., a company that provides communication device maintenance services to the maritime market in Nigeria, came across demands that they could only meet by using SkyVision services.

The data communications solution that SkyVision provided, included premium Ku band service combined with a stabilized antenna for vessel usage. It proved to be the perfect solution and now enables them to send real time drilling data which was a crucial factor in the success of their overall work flow.

SkyVision connects any vessels at sea to offices in Africa and/or Europe utilizing VoIP, top quality local support and a wide variety of solutions to meet the demands of its oil and gas customers.

SkyVision’s New NOC

SkyVision recently openned the doors to its upgraded NOC (Network Operating Center) to allow for accelerated monitoring and network analysis.

The new NOC, equiped with state of the art equipment, will allow SkyVision’s engineering department to achieve dramatically faster response times and higher accuracy of network status at any given time.


NEW! SkyVision Active Series

VSAT Back Up Services
Your Challenge
Many businesses simply cannot afford to lose their Internet or VPN connection, even for the shortest period of time.
Our Solution: SkyVision Active Series – VSAT Backup Services
Functioning as a dedicated redundant failover connection, fully independent of primary terrestrial networks, SkyVision Active is the ultimate solution. It provides high quality Internet and VPN/Inter branch back-up connectivity while securing all IP-based application functionality for uninterrupted connectivity, all the time, every time.
  • Ensure your business stays connected when primary network access fails
  • Standby VSAT link for internet access redundancy supporting automatic failover
  • QoS prioritization – Guaranteed bandwidth to critical applications
  • Variety of data rate packages – Supports all mission critical data
What Customers are Saying…Recent Customer Testimonial for SkyVision VSAT Service:

“I must say I really appreciate the overall assistance from TAC and especially from you guys for the Activation of our link.


It has been a really challenging installation, but because of your ever-readiness to assist me, we finally achieved the desired result.


I sincerely thank all of you for this dedication and commitment. I look forward to work with you always.”

- VSAT Technician from Equatorial Guinea

NEW! Mobile Satellite Services

Voice & Data Gets Better and Goes Mobile!

At sea, on land, or in flight… and no standard communications available. Now you have a choice – and SkyVision Mobile Satellite Services make it easy. Now you can quickly and easily connect anywhere, anytime. SkyVision offers its customers the widest selection of Mobile Satellite Services on the market today, based on the satellite platforms of Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya.

With Mobile Satellite Services in place, SkyVision subscribers are guaranteed quality voice and high-speed data services to communicate to and from areas with no terrestrial network coverage. This includes international voice calls, data rates up to 492kbps, a selection of portable/mobile solutions, dedicated maritime platforms, SCADA and M2M, prepaid and postpaid options, and lightweight, easy-to-deploy user terminals.

Hot Off the Press: NEW Technologies & Platforms

SatSleeve for iPhone

SkyVision has added the SatSleeve, innovative new hardware to support Thuraya voice services. The SatSleeve device is an easy-to-use adaptor that allows you to connect an iPhone 4 or 4S (only) to the Thuraya network.


Learn More Here >>>

Supporting our Customers
VSAT Training in Dakar
As part of the company’s comprehensive customer training program, SkyVision held a training seminar in Dakar, Senegal for a team of Sales, Presales and RF engineers. The 3-day intensive training course covered a variety of subjects, including SCPC-SCPC and DVB-SCPC network topology, RF training and satellite connectivity. Student engineers also learned about service request flow, iDirect HUB topology, and related applications such as iSite.
During the course, the engineers had the opportunity to review the VSAT Installation Manual 2.0 and were able to deploy the VSAT pro app as an actual tool when aligning the antenna. The remainder of the course was dedicated to troubleshooting scenarios and concluded with an exam… where everyone excelled with flying colors!
SkyVision… taking part inIndustry Events Around the Globe 

VSAT 2013 | Amsterdam, NL | NH Grand Krasnapolsky | September 19, 2013 11:30-12:15

Doron Ben-Sira, SkyVision CEO, will be a guest panelist at the upcoming VSAT 2013 exhibition in Amsterdam. Participating in the event’s Interactive Panel Discussion, Mr. Ben-Sira will be joined by fellow panelists to reassess the role of the VSAT service provider. The event will welcome over 300 senior-level decision makers with a particular focus on information sharing, networking and creating new business opportunities in the global VSAT industry.

To schedule a meeting, please contact idas@skyvision.net

iPAD 2013 | Kinshasa, DRC | October 9-11, 2013
SkyVision is pleased to be taking part in iPAD 2013, the 9th annual iPAD exhibition held in DRC. This year’s pre-conference think-tank on Oct. 9th will be dedicated to Synergy Mines and Energy. Other highlights include presentations and discussions on how to attract investors, practical business methodologies, the mining code, good governance, transparency, and a special snapshot of the business opportunities in the region.
To schedule a meeting, please contact arielleb@skyvision.net
OilComm | Houston, Texas | November 6-8, 2013
SkyVision will be exhibiting at Oilcomm 2013 and promoting its market specific solutions for the oil and gas industry.
OilComm is an event dedicated to the communications challenges faced in the oil and gas community throughout the lifecycle of the platform and no matter where the drill site is located. OilComm brings together top companies in a field and offers networking opportunities.
To schedule a meeting, please contact energy@skyvision.net
AfricaCom | Cape Town, South Africa | November 12-14, 2013
As every year, SkyVision will be exhibiting AfricaCom the largest event pointed at the telecom industry. This dedicated conference will focus on issues shared by many African communications companies and covers the most strategic issues affecting companies in Africa’s digital market.
To schedule a meeting, please contact irist@skyvision.net
Message from the CEO
We are pleased to report having achieved a strong and active second quarter. Q2 2013 was a veritable mix of new services, interesting projects within our focused  vertical arena, opening a new Network Operating Center and participation in leading industry events.

Being a full solution provider with system integration capabilities and a team dedicated to the unique needs of each market served, our customers receive the level of service, support and network management they need and expect.

As we enter the third quarter of the year, SkyVision continues to move further into its key vertical markets which include Telcos, Government, Oil & Gas, NGOs, Mining and Financial institutions and will continue expanding its suite of tailored solutions.

I am proud to say that our strong local presence throughout the African continent continues to have a positive impact on all aspects of our business and enables us to provide faster time to market and enhanced customer satisfaction.

As Africa’s economy is transformed by global investment and innovative infrastructure, SkyVision is ideally positioned to meet and exceed this market’s unique needs. We will continue to invest in Africa and look forward to a joint future of promise and prosperity.

Doron Ben Sira

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