Yahsat to launch satellite broadband service in South Sudan

satellite NASA Goddard PhotoYahsat's broadband service would provide satellite-based Internet to un-served and under-served locations in South Sudan. (Image source: NASA/Flickr)UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has revealed plans to launch its satellite-based broadband service YahClick in South Sudan

Yahsat said that the service would provide satellite broadband Internet to unserved and underserved locations and communities across South Sudan, and announced that it had selected local Internet Service Provider RCS-Communication as its service partner in the country.

Yahsat CEO Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani said, “YahClick will bring Internet connectivity to people, irrespective of the state of the local telecommunications infrastructure.

“Providing Internet connectivity to a country like South Sudan presents YahClick with opportunity as well as pride in helping address at least one of the many requirements of the country. Having affordable, reliable and instantly-available Internet will be a fundamental tool to help established businesses in South Sudan.”

RCS-Communication South Sudan managing director Flippie Odendal said, “YahClick is the first Ka-band satellite Internet service in Africa that will offer true broadband speeds at affordable prices.

“Based on anticipated growth, we will be adding and training VSAT technicians and support staff to our existing team.  Parallel to this process, we will be running extensive tests of the new service and processes in the next months to ensure all aspects are working well before the service is made available to clients.”

Yahsat said that the company has believed in providing individuals with a platform to access information no matter what their geographical location was, thus enabling them, to have a positive economic and societal impact on the world around them.

Al Hosani added, “Our YahClick service will aim to bring broadband to everyone and deliver the power of Internet to individuals and global communities across continents.”

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