YahClick terminals deployed in key regional markets

by Staff Reporter | January 7th, 2013

Jassem Mohamed Al Zaabi, Vice Chairman of Yahsat and Mubadala ICT Director

Working in partnership with local service partners, YahClick has been rolled out in five countries namely; 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.

To date, Yahsat has a network of working relations with a total of 30 service partners across 28 countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia

The company claims that more than 25, 000 YahClick terminals have been ordered in the first three months of the soft launch.

To date, Yahsat has a network of 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 services of up to 15Mbps and package deals starting from a reported USD 20 to suit a variety of audiences, YahClick’s early subscribers include a mix of energy, construction, agri-based verticals, SME, NGOs and individual users.

Commenting on Yahsat and YahClick’s 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”.

The company claims that more than 25, 000 YahClick terminals have been ordered in the first three months of the soft launch

“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.”

Al Hosani added, “YahClick is a powerful tool designed to connect urban, rural and remote communities – empowering them to own their future and become a part of a thriving emerging economy. As we head into 2013 we are fully committed to ensure our service is operational across all markets and that the end user obtains the highest quality service we can offer.”

The YahClick service which operates from Yahsat’s Y1B satellite, uses Ka-band technology to provide satellite broadband internet to its users.

“YahClick’s satellite broadband serivce provides a refreshing new alternative to unavailable, slow, congested or frequently disrupted Internet for the region’s urban, rural and remote communities. YahClick means everyone can benefit from faster internet browsing, email and social media as well as having the flexibility to choose from increasingly competitive pricing structures for the connection,” added Al Hosani.

YahClick is Yahsat’s flagship product and has been designed to support a wide-range of market segments. The service is reportedly as suitable for individual home users as it is for small and medium businesses and government agencies.

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