CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

3 February 2014

Africa: Skyvision Targets Africa Mining Sector With End to End Solution

SkyVision Global networks has launched an end to end solution targeting the mining sector which will be showcased at the Mining INDABA Conference and Exposition taking place in Cape Town starting today.

The solution according to SkyVision can be offered on a wide range of connectivity platforms including satellite/hybrid networks, portable satellite phones and data terminals, WiFi distribution and wireless connectivity solutions. SkyVision says the solution will come in handy especially as mining industry leaders from around the globe realize the need for efficient communications especially between remote branches in their field of operations.

The end to end product also exploits the requirement of safety in the sector thus the solution can offer consistent, real-time information flow in routine or emergency situations is the key to ensuring smooth, seamless operations. SkyVision product manager Ofer Farkash says the company's experience over the years in the mining industry in Africa has made it possible for them to produce solutions for an entire cycle of the mining stage. "Our portfolio includes solutions which range from telecommunication solutions suited specifically for small exploration expeditions up to the entire communication requirements of mining sites hosting thousands of miners and contractors involved in diverse operations." He said.

According to SkyVision the African continent and its fast growing mining sector is a good launching pad for the product segmented by the company's broad customer base and local presence in various countries including: Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Senegal, Guinea, and Uganda among others. The company further has various points of presence (PoPs) situated across the continent that ensure seamless VSAT and fiber connectivity to its customers.

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