SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., the leading global telecom engineering, satellite communication service provider and managed service supplier, has been awarded a contract by Global IP to supply, build and maintain the ground infrastructure of 11 Ka-band gateway stations in different European teleports for Global IP’s GiSat-1 satellite network. Construction of the turn-key gateway stations will begin in 2017. SkyVision’s Installation and Maintenance Group (I&M) will supply eleven 9.4-meter Ka-band antenna systems including two TT&C earth stations, and M&C systems to manage the entire network, with 24/7 maintenance and support. The GiSat-1 Ka Band Satellite is a game changer for the African market. Scheduled to be launched in 2018 with a coverage area encompassing 39 countries and over 800 million people, the satellite will deliver higher-data rates at lower costs than previous satellites serving Africa. The 11 gateway stations with combined 150Gbps tier-1 connectivity, will form the foundation for reliable and high quality services. Ori Watermann, SkyVision CEO, stated, “Our SkyVison team designed the right solution for the GiSat-1 network. Winning this contract validates our engineering, installation and maintenance capabilities. I am proud of our team’s construction and management solutions that, when coupled with deep technical experience, enable SkyVision to offer superior ground satellite services around the world.” Umar Javed, COO of Global IP commented, “Awarding this contract to SkyVision is a testament to their team, capabilities, and their strong in-field engineering, design, project management and delivery.” Mr. Javed added, “This agreement is one additional step in realizing our vision to revolutionize the way the internet is accessed and used across sub Saharan Africa using our CloudCORE TM. Global IP will bring reliable and high-speed satellite connectivity to end users in Africa engaging them with more and richer Internet experiences. We look forward to moving forward in our relationship with SkyVision.” “SkyVision’s Installation and Maintenance Group has developed a strong franchise over the past decade in the construction and delivery of telecommunication networks including LTE, Fiber, Wireless and Satellite ground infrastructure. Our ability to provide complete turn-key solutions sets us apart and is our strategic competitive advantage,” said Eyal Maimon, SkyVision VP Broadcast & Engineering Solutions.