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YahClick partners with NigComSat

YahClick, the Data Solutions subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat)) has partnered with Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) to expand broadband penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa and boost access to critical electronic services across the region. The project is expected to begin in Q4 and will see YahClick work […]

September 11, 2023

Yahsat buying 2 Airbus satellites

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat is buying two telecommunications satellites from Airbus Defence & Space. The two satellites, named Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5, are scheduled for launch in 2027 and 2028 and will be replacement craft for Al Yah 1 and 2. Airbus has already started work on the pair. Yahsat says the total […]

August 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Yahsat H1 revenue at $205m

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) has reported revenue of $205 million (€186m) for the first-half of 2023. As of June 30th, the group’s contracted future backlog revenue remained strong at $1.9 billion, equivalent to around 4.4 times last-twelve-month revenue. Net profit, however, was flat at $45.306 million ($45.361 million same period […]

August 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

Telesat’s Goldberg to head GSOA board

The Board of trade body The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) has announced the election of Telesat’s CEO Dan Goldberg as its new Chair. Eva Berneke, CEO of Eutelsat was also elected co-Vice Chair, alongside Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Yahsat, who was appointed earlier in 2023. Following the recent combination with Global VSAT Forum […]

June 27, 2023

Thuraya, eSAT Global make satellite IoT breakthrough

Thuraya, the mobility arm of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Yahsat and eSAT Global have announced that they have successfully completed an over-the-air demonstration of low-latency, direct-to-satellite IoT texting system by transmitting low-power IoT messages over Thuraya’s satellite network (Thuraya-2 Satellite ‘T2’). This milestone is the first of several milestones that Yahsat expects to […]

May 23, 2023

Bayanat, Yahsat, ICEYE form UAE space programme

Bayanat, a provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions, and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider, have announced a comprehensive Space Programme aimed at building national satellite remote sensing and Earth Observation (EO) capabilities within the UAE to commercially address business opportunities in the local and global EO market. The programme […]

May 17, 2023

Yahsat reports record Q1 revenue

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, has announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ending March 31st 2023. Yahsat continued to deliver year-on-year growth in revenue, EBITDA and Net Income, which increased 2 per cent, 4 per cent and 35 per cent […]

May 11, 2023

Yahsat invests in Astrocast

Yahsat, which also controls Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Telecommunications, is putting $17.5 million (€16m) into a satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) operator Astrocast. Astrocast is based in Switzerland and the investment is in the form of a convertible loan and will help with Astrocast’s target which is to raise almost $48 million this year. Astrocast has […]

April 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Yahsat: “Unprecedented growth in MENA space economy”

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat has released a White Paper on the evolution of the MENA space and SATCOM Sectors. The operator says it has witnessed “unprecedented growth” in the overall $469 billion (€442.1bn) MENA space economy (according to the Space Foundation) and which Morgan Stanley says could surge to over $1 trillion by 2040. Yahsat says […]

December 19, 2022

Yahsat planning 2 new satellites

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat has issued RFPs for two new satellites (Al Yah 4 and Al Yah 5) with launch targets of 2026-2027. The news came as part of the operator’s financial results for the nine months to September 30th. Yahsat says almost all of its divisions reported growth with improved revenues and that the company […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester