YahsSat expands broadband to iSat
November 1, 2021
By Chris Forrester
Abu Dhabi-based YahSat’s broadband service YahClick has expanded its service to Pan-African coverage through a partnership with iSat Africa.
The agreement extends YahClick’s service to Nigeria, Zambia, the Congo and East Africa.
Data and research suggests that revenues from fixed satellite data services in Africa are expected to grow at an average rate of 15.8 per cent per year between 2020 and 2029.
“Linking with iSat Africa also spotlights the massive opportunity the growth of HTS capacity will have on the Sub-Saharan African market, especially when it comes to unlocking high demand flexibility in applications like Backhaul or Community WiFi,” says YahClick.
The pair, in a statement, say: “The new partnership will support iSAT Africa, a Pan-African network operator present in 12 markets, to deliver connectivity solutions for Mobile Cellular Backhaul (CBH) services, business applications, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as provide connectivity to remote sites, including mines. The connectivity solutions will be provided over YahClick’s high-throughput satellite (HTS) Ka-band capacity to deliver high-speed broadband solutions, with service plans of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), reaching and serving remote locations.”
Farhad Khan, YahClick’s CEO said, “This partnership with iSAT Africa is another step in our plans for further growth and expansion across Africa. With our existing strong presence in these countries, our partnership with iSAT Africa will enhance our reach into the unserved and underserved markets. We look forward to enabling greater connectivity for people and businesses across Africa during the upcoming months.”