Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has announced it has extended the availability of its YahClick satellite broadband service across Angola and South Sudan
Yahsat said it will distribute YahClick across the countries following the signing of two partnership agreements with Angola-based Global Telesat and South Sudan-based SSCOOP SS Cooperative (SCOOP).
Shawkat Ahmed, COO of Yahsat said, “We are happy to strengthen our presence in Angola through our partnership with Global Telesat. As one of our local partners for YahClick in Angola, Global Telesat will provide set-up and maintenance services for home users and businesses. Africa is a key market for us and with the help of experts in the market like Global Telesat, Yahsat is pleased to be making cost-effective and reliable Internet connectivity even more accessible to users across Angola.”
Global Telesat will offer YahClick service plans in Angola to suit both home and business users in urban, rural and remote locations to boost their access to a reliable, high-speed Internet connection, Yahsat said.
David Cubbin, CEO of SCOOP commented, “YahClick will provide connectivity to South Sudan, including remote areas which have been affected by the recent internal conflicts and the poor economic situation, leaving parts of the Republic without any internet connection at all. YahClick is definitely a key solution to the current demand for reliable and affordable Internet connection in the Republic.
“Residents of South Sudan can now enjoy reliable, high-speed and affordable internet without having to wait for terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure to be installed in their location,” he added.
YahClick is beamed via Y1B, Yahsat’s second satellite and the first Ka band service for Africa. The introduction of Ka band allows higher bandwidth communication by providing a two to three gigahertz increase in bandwidth, double the bandwidth available in Ku band and five times more than C band, Yahsat said.
Ahmed added, “We strongly believe in the market demand for affordable internet connectivity in a rapidly emerging market such as South Sudan. It is very important for Yahsat to make its much-needed YahClick service as widely available as possible in this market. As a partner for YahClick, SCOOP will provide set-up and maintenance services for businesses and home users, contributing to building the nation’s digital economy.”