SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global communications provider, says it has sealed a deal to connect the nationwide branch network of Unity Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading retail financial institutions.
SkyVision provided its satellite-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services via its local Nigerian hub to support Unity Bank’s LAN network, connecting the bank’s headquarters in Lagos to its numerous branch offices nationwide, the technology company said.
The link will connect 236 branch offices of Unity Bank throughout Nigeria and additional branches planned for the future, to provide a robust, reliable and highly secure communications solution.
SkyVision says that its VPN solution connects Unity Bank’s core applications – including peripheral applications – to its headquarters, enabling continuous, seamless business operations in its rural area branches.
Fully deployed and managed by SkyVision, SkyVision VPN enabled Unity Bank to connect their LAN sites with no investment in additional infrastructure, the tech company said.
“As one of the nation’s leading banks and a contributor to Nigeria’s GDP, we needed a viable communications solution we could depend on,” said Zubairu Atiku, Head IT of Unity Bank. “After careful consideration, we chose SkyVision due to their outstanding market reputation, specifically in the finance industry and their ability to deliver exactly what we needed. This included installing and managing a highly-reliable system, coupled with dedicated customer service and technical support, which can’t be compared to previous service providers,” he added.
“Partnering with Unity Bank is part of our continued commitment to the African financial market and to Nigeria in particular, where we have a strong and active local presence,” comments Dror Limor, SkyVision VP Sales & Marketing. “We are proud to serve Unity Bank as our valued customer and to have provided them with the reliable solution and full support they required and deserve. SkyVision plans to further expand its finance and micro-finance penetration within Nigeria and across Africa.”