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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Starcomms picks SkyVision for IP connectivity

Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity provider over satellite and fiber optic systems, SkyVision Global Networks Limited, has been chosen as broadband fiber connectivity solution provider by Starcomms Nigeria plc.

Marketing Communications Manager, SkyVision Global Networks, Ms Iris Tovim said that Starcomms, which is quoted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange prides itself with over 3.2 million subscribers and acclaimed largest Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Third Generation (3G) mobile network in the country.

She also said that SkyVision’s end-to-end solution is based on the company’s Point of Presence (PoP) located in Lagos and connected to international submarine cables on the coasts of Nigeria. Tovim explained that by way of international submarine cables, SkyVision provided connectivity solutions for a range of Starcomms’ PoPs across Nigeria, thus, enabling hundreds of Mega bytes per second (Mbps) high quality connectivity to Tier-1 Internet Service Providers through SkyVision’s PoP in Lagos.

The chief executive officer, SkyVision, Mr. Doron Ben Sira, was quoted as saying they were pleased to be able to respond to Starcomms’ demand for high quality international fiber connectivity for its major PoPs across Nigeria.

Mr. Sira said that they were honored to support Starcomms’ vision to become a premier provider of world-class, fixed and wireless communications solutions throughout Nigeria.

“Through our fully customized, independent and scalable solution, Starcomms is able to provide its customers with high quality internet connectivity and support the increasing demand for superior service in the Nigerian market,” he said.

Chief Commercial Officer, Starcomms Plc, Mr. Logan Pather, noted that as proven high quality Broadband communication provider over satellite for the past three years, SkyVision’s continuous commitment, close attention to company needs and first-class customer service made them the natural choice of provider for this exciting new venture.

“With SkyVision’s international fiber connectivity to Starcomms’ PoPs across Nigeria, we can now provide our customers with top of the line Tier-1 internet service,” he declared.

ITRealms Online recalls that SkyVision acclaims leadership in global IP telecommunication service provider to emerging markets, offering solutions that combine satellite service platforms with high-capacity fiber optic connections.

This is especially so via its gateways in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, where SkyVision 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.

And with a connectivity network spanning 100 countries, SkyVision’s solutions combine global reach with active local presence and support, whereas its customers include incumbent telecoms, ISPs, cellular operators, global and local enterprises and governments.

While Starcomms prides itself as a vast network of over 1.5 million subscribers, Starcomms is the first telecommunications operator in Nigeria to be listed on the domestic Exchange.

Till date, Starcomms has presence in 38 major cities and covering 182 towns nationwide.

Remmy Nweke
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