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SkyVision partner Intelsat to grow broadband infrastructure in Africa

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Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced that SkyVision Global Networks LLC a leading global provider of Internet services over satellite and terrestrial fiber optic systems, signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for C- and Ku-band transponder services on Intelsat’s IS-4 satellite, located at 72º East.

“SkyVision’s business in broadband applications has grown by more than 700% in the last three years and Intelsat has enabled us to expand and to meet that demand,” said Mark Gazit, CEO of SkyVision. ”This contract will further enable SkyVision to deploy IP infrastructure for the innovative VPN services which it now provides to its customers in Africa and the Middle East, in support of their private networks.”

”Broadband connectivity demand continues to be a significant driver for our business. We are seeing growth accelerating worldwide, particularly in the Middle East and Africa,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Europe and Middle East . “Intelsat’s competitive strength in providing a satellite infrastructure to service operators in high-demand regions enables these operators to launch applications that fuel corporate networks. Applications include Internet access and connectivity, digital media streaming, distance learning, data file transfers and voice-based services.”

Intelsat will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand C71 at IBC 2008, the international tradeshow for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of content for the broadcasting industry, which is being held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam on 12-16 September.


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