LUANDA, Angola, August 14, 2013/ — Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi based satellite operator, has further strengthened the availability of its flagship service YahClick, an affordable, high-speed satellite broadband Internet service, in the Republic of Angola through a new partnership with Global Telesat, the country’s established satellite telecoms provider.
Experts in satellite communications within the Republic and the wider African market, Global Telesat will distribute YahClick across the country via two main distribution channels, namely Electrix to target home users and Multitel to targeting businesses.
Global Telesat will offer cost effective YahClick service plans to suit both home and business users in urban, rural and remote locations to boost their access to a high speed and reliable Internet connection.
Commenting on the appointment of Global Telesat, Shawkat Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer, Yahsat stated: “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.”
“YahClick is a powerful tool, one which will improve the life of business and home users requiring high speed and reliable internet access. While satellite services have existed in Angola for many years, YahClick makes satellite internet affordable for the very first time, for a much wider segment of businesses and home users who previously couldn’t consider satellite due to its prohibitive costs,” added Ivan Pizarro, Chief Executive Officer of Global Telesat.
YahClick is designed to provide satellite broadband Internet to everyone and is set to open new business opportunities and connectivity to a wide range of industries, NGOs, government, educational organisations and home users throughout its coverage area by providing reliable, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to urban, rural and even remote communities.
Global Telesat will offer the YahClick service and local support services to address the specific needs of business, government organisations and home subscribers. Users, including those in underserved and un-served areas, will now be able to instantly connect to the satellite broadband Internet via a small satellite dish and modem that can be pre-ordered through Global Telesat. The service is available in Angola with no further infrastructure requirements.
YahClick is beamed through Yahsat’s second satellite Y1B satellite, the first satellite in the region to offer Internet connectivity through Ka-band multi-spot beams, providing a greater level of overall efficiency and cost-effective broadband solutions.
About Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC “Yahsat
Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services:
• YahClick – offers home solutions, business solutions and transportable solutions
• YahService – offers managed solutions and government capacity
• YahLink – offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking capacity and backhauling capacity
Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011 and the company’s second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012.
About Global Telesat
Global Telesat was established in 2004 with the objective of supporting sales and distribution of different technological products and services, principally in Angola, Global Telesat’s main activity is satellite telecommunications. Global Telesat has established itself as leader in the satellite services industry in Angola.