The Chief Operations Officer of Yahsat accepted the award for the companys role in developing an advanced satellite communications infrastructure in the UAE.
Yahsat has been honoured for its longstanding relationship with the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) with its Partner Recognition Award.
The award recognises Yahsats pivotal role in establishing a cutting-edge satellite telecommunications infrastructure within the UAE, which has given the country a leading position in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. As the UAEs first and only publicly listed space tech company, Yahsat has been a pioneer in the field of satellite-enabled connectivity and technology. The company is a major space and satellite entity in the Middle East, posting a record revenue of AED 369m ($100.46) in Q1 2023.
Speaking about the recognition, Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, said: We at Yahsat are very proud to have been presented with the TDRAs Partner Recognition Award. This is a testament to our long and close relationship with the Authority, which has not only been mutually beneficial to both parties but has also helped develop a robust satellite technology base in the UAE. As the countrys leading satellite solutions provider and a key player in the realization of the UAE space strategy 2030, we celebrate our ongoing partnership with the TDRA and look forward to even more success working together in the future.
The award was presented to Khalid Al Kaf, Yahsats Chief Operations Officer during the TDRAs Annual Partners Gathering held in Abu Dhabi in May during which the regulator hosted and honoured its strategic partners across the public and private sectors. The event covered various activities, including a presentation of the pillars of the “We the UAE 2031” Vision, which highlighted the TDRAs role and mission in regulating the telecommunications sector and enabling digital transformation.
Yahsat and its mobility arm, Thuraya, hold TDRA licenses allowing them to deliver satellite services across the UAE.