YahSat espouses Hughes for its african expansion front

Satellite services leader YahSat has announced plans to roll out its range of offerings across the entire African continent, providing quality satellite services to boost internet connectivity.

A partnership has been agreed with Hughes Network Solutions to deliver, install and commission four broadband gateways and a network control centre for its smooth roll out.

This new project targets Africa’s communication sector and will provide quality satellite services to boost Internet connectivity. YahSat hopes that improvement in the telecommunication industry will lead to progress in socio-economic status, creating better living standards.

“We expect to avail satellite broadband Internet to consumers and businesses across the Middle East, South West Asia and Africa,” said YahSat chief executive Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani. “The Internet services in the above regions have been unlimited thus we want to offer reliable and high speed Internet connectivity.”

Hosani further explained that the partnership between the two companies would lead to better services to customers.

YahClick is a next-generation, Ka-band service that performs through the Yahsat Y1B satellite and Hughes Network Systems solutions to offer broadband Internet access and related applications to large and small businesses, government agencies and consumers.

Yahsat will run YahClick throughout the Middle East, South West Asia and Africa region to offer high-performance broadband Internet.

Already, the Hughes has shipped over 10,000 VSAT terminals to YahClick service partners in 28 markets. It will be in charge of networking operations as agreed with Yahsat.

YahSat, established in January 2007 and owned by Mubadala, a development company, through Abu Dhabi government’s strategic investment initiative, offers voice, data, video and Internet services for broadcast, Internet and VSAT in both private and government organisations. It already operates in close to 140 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South Asia.

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