Yahsat, a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, highlighted the successful deployment of its broadband satellite Internet service YahClick in key markets. Working in close partnership with local Service Partners, YahClick has been launched in Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Nigeria and South Africa with the YahClick service set to be fully operational in the […]
Yahsat, a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, highlighted the successful deployment of its broadband satellite Internet service YahClick in key markets.
Working in close partnership with local Service Partners, YahClick has been launched in Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Nigeria and South Africa with the YahClick service set to be fully operational in the remaining countries through the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia by the end of 2013.
With more than 25, 000 YahClick terminals ordered in the first three months of the soft launch, Yahsat successfully executed that strategy and vision ensuring Y1B was launched on time, completing a rigorous testing phase to confirm operational capability, and establishing strong partnerships with local Service Partners to assist with the local implementation of the YahClick service.
To date Yahsat has a network of positive working relations with a total of 30 Service Partners across 28 countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia. These partnerships are set to pave the way forward for the full commercial deployment of the YahClick service by the end of 2013.
The successful launch and deployment of YahClick is a milestone for Yahsat and its public service offerings, said Jassem Mohammed Al Zaabi, Yahsat Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Mubadala ICT.
Through YahClick we are showcasing the power of satellite based communication and helping to empower communities to harness cutting edge technology for their personal and economic advantage. As part of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision, we are committed to fostering the development of ICT to act as a driver of economic growth and development both at home in the UAE and across the region.”
With high speed services of up to 15Mbps and cost effective package deals from as low as US$20 to suit a variety of audiences, YahClicks early subscribers include a mix of energy, construction, agri-based verticals, SME, NGOs and individual users who were looking for more reliable Internet connectivity and higher speeds. Now fully embedded as an integral part of the communities communications network in key commercially operational markets, YahClick service has also seen a very strong demand for school networks in most of these countries.
Commenting on Yahsat and YahClicks overall success, Yahsat CEO, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani stated; 2012 is a milestone year for Yahsat. The successful launch of our second satellite Y1B followed by Y1B completing its testing phase and going live with our YahClick service all of which are phenomenal achievements in such a short space of time. At Yahsat we are wholly committed to providing individuals, communities and businesses with enhanced technology solutions through the use of Satellite Communications.
We have been able to do this through the dedication of our team and the establishment of a strong network of Service Partners. Each of our partners have been selected due to their professionalism and dedication to making the YahClick service available on time and with a wide variety of packages that suit different client needs, Hosani concluded.
YahClick serivce which operates from Yahsats Y1B satellite, uses Ka-band technology to provide first-class uninterrupted satellite broadband Internet to its users. This technology enables YahClick subscribers to access high speed broadband Internet through a small receiver dish.
Recently, Yahsat picked up the highly coveted SatCom Star Award earlier in the year for Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa.