…as Yahsat launches high-speed satellite broadband service, YahClick
With the launch Yahsat’s technology, YahClick, the country’s digital landscape is set to witness a new age of high-speed connectivity that enables economic and social progress.
Yahsat, a UAE-based satellite operator, officially launched its broadband satellite service, YahClick.
The launch announcement came during a press conference held on September 4, in Accra, where Yahsat’s partnership with regional broadcast and Internet service providers Comsys and Teledata was also announced.
At the launch, the Country Manager-Africa for Yahsat, Denver Bartman indicated that, coverage of YahClick’s broadband satellite service over Ghana reaches areas where people with terrestrial services wouldn’t normally deem profitable or too difficult to go.
“So with our satellite, we are now able to expand the reach, expand the coverage area and to help more people connect to the internet,” Bartman said.
Yahsat, along with Service Partners Comsys and Teledata, intend to provide Ghana with reliable, cost-effective, high-performance Internet that promises to usher in a new age of high-speed connectivity that enables economic and social progress.
Sub-Saharan Africa has suffered substantial economic losses in recent years due to frequent Internet breakdowns that directly affect fixed, wireless, and mobile Internet connectivity. Here in Ghana, reports suggest each communication disruption costs the country approximately US$6.3 million a day, with disruptions expected to total 22 days in 2018.
According to the World Bank, 10 percent increase in broadband connectivity, would ensure an equal 1.4 percent increase in the GDP of developing countries.
Using the Ka-band powered by High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam technology, YahClick’s services will enable communities, businesses and the government to unlock their full potential and achieve the level of social and economic development the nation deserves.
Key verticals expected to reap the benefits of YahClick include banking and finance, mining and oil and gas. In addition to supporting these key industries, the service is also expected to benefit government supported initiatives, especially in education and healthcare.
The CEO of Teledata ICT, Greg Eid said “we believe that YahClick services will not only successfully meet our customers’ needs, but also open up new business opportunities across various industries. We look forward to working with YahClick to ensure that our customers in Ghana, access uninterrupted and high-speed-Internet that is critical to their growth.”
Comysy Ghana Business Development Manager, Kobi Ahon commented: “Our goal has always been to lead in innovative solutions to tomorrow’s communication challenges in Ghana. By introducing YahClick’s game changing technology to Ghana, we are able to reach the most remote locations with internet connectivity through best-in-class satellite broadband services”
Yahsat launched its flagship service, YahClick, in Africa in 2012. It was the first operator to introduce HTS Ka-Band satellite broadband technology to the continent through Yahsat’s Al Yah 2 satellite. Following the successful launch earlier this year, and the recent commercial readiness of the company’s third satellite Al yah 3, YahClick’s footprint has extended to 19 additional markets in Africa, including Ghana.
The expansion is part of Yahsat’s commitment to deliver affordable, reliable and high-speed Internet connectivity to unserved and underserved parts of the world.
By Joshua W. Amlanu