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Quickchannel expands into SA with SkyGroup

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Video and audio specialist, Quickchannel, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its international footprint with the appointment of SkyGroup Communications as its distribution partner in South Africa.
The move will enable Quickchannel to more readily provide its advanced content delivery solutions to the African market while expanding its presence on the continent.
SkyGroup Communications is a South African based video, communications and collaboration company, focused on assisting reseller partners with the successful implementation and integration of communication technologies in their client’s environments.
As per the agreement, SkyGroup will make use of the Quickchannel technologies in its own cloud solution videoHUB as well as offer it as an on premise solution to customers looking to leverage its capabilities.
“Quickchannel provides a world-class solution for audio and video streaming and recording, something our clients have for a while been looking for,” says Marius van Wyk, operations and technical director at SkyGroup Communications. “After considering several partners in this market and stringent testing of the system we quickly settled on the Scandinavian company as our partner of choice.”
According to the management of Quickchannel, the company has been exploring the possibility of an African partnership for some time. The African market forms part of a logical expansion for the company and SkyGroup has provided it with the geographical footprint, industry related skills and knowledge of communications the company is looking for in a partner.
“Africa has been on our expansion wish list for some time and we have been trying to find a partner that gave a suitable fit. It was only after meeting the SkyGroup Communications team that we felt we had found a strategic partner that ticked all the relevant boxes, and which we believed was an appropriate fit for our technologies, our team and the business,” says Viktor Hedström, CEO of Quickchannel.
“Quickchannel is looking forward to kicking off our partnership with SkyGroup and believe we will be able to make great inroads into the African market with them as we provide both our partner and their resellers with a technology we consider to provide a competitive advantage to its users,” adds Hedström.
SkyGroup is, with immediate effect, offering customers access to the full Quickchannel product range with a focus on Quickchannel Bridge and Pexip technology integration. The solutions can be delivered as a cloud based solution or on premise.