Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, known as Yahsat, has announced the UAE launch of Yahclick, its satellite broadband internet service. After having been launched in 10 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South-West Asia, YahClick is now available to businesses and enterprises in the country.
YahClick will be distributed in the UAE by SkyStream, a member of the Atlas Telecom Group, and Safa Telecom, a member of the IEC Telecom Group. The service can be instantly deployed to provide high-speed internet anywhere in the country and is set to boost connectivity in remote locations and provide reliable back-up for broadband connection to business users. Local businesses such as those in the farming and agriculture sector will also benefit from advanced technology solutions that can meet the demands of their challenging terrains.
Commenting on the availability of YahClick in the UAE, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Yahsat’s Deputy CEO, states: “At Yahsat, we are committed to empowering businesses across the UAE, helping them own the tools that will continue our nation’s economic growth and development. YahClick is one of those tools; it is designed to complement the offering from established UAE telecommunications providers to ensure that end users, irrespective of their location in the UAE, can enjoy access to reliable broadband internet.”
Shawkat Ahmed, CCO at Yahsat, adds: “YahClick also offers YahClick Insure, which is designed to prevent business and enterprise users from losing connectivity and provides an instant back-up solution should the user’s primary link be disrupted. This innovation allows businesses to minimise potential loss of revenue or productivity risks caused by terrestrial internet outages, including those resulting from undersea fibre cable cuts.
“Today’s global economy is powered by connectivity and it is important for business and government entities to minimise any risk associated with internet down time. YahClick Insure is the perfect solution to mitigate such risks and is designed to provide customers with a ‘peace of mind’ service at a minimum fee.”
In the next few months SkyStream and Safa Telecom will announce a range of cost-effective subscription plans, with broadband speeds of up to 15 Mbps.
Riyadh Al Adely, SkyStream’s MD, says: “Internet connectivity is taken for granted across most of the UAE’s major cities, however, there are still businesses in urban and remote areas that suffer from either a lack of service or disrupted internet coverage. YahClick is designed to complement terrestrial internet services and help provide full coverage to enterprises and entities even in hard-to-reach areas currently not covered in the UAE.”
“Running from Yahsat’s second satellite, Y1B which is delivered via Ka-band frequency, YahClick is a unique service that offers innovative solutions catering to business users. YahClick will help boost connectivity for those who currently have a poor connection, assure continuity for online business and enable greater connectivity on the go. We are excited to provide YahClick to UAE enterprises and look forward to announcing our subscription packages shortly.” Says Nabil Ben Soussia, MD of Safa Telecom Abu Dhabi
YahClick was originally launched in the Q4 of 2012 in Angola, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Africa and Nigeria with subscribers ranging from a mix of energy, construction, agri-based verticals, SME and NGOs all looking for more reliable internet connectivity and higher speeds.
YahClick is beamed through Yahsat’s Y1B satellite, which was successfully launched in April 2012. Y1B is the first satellite in the region to offer internet connectivity through Ka-band multi-spot beams, with reusable frequencies to maximise spectrum efficiency. YahClick will be fully operational across a coverage area spanning 28 countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia by the end of 2013 in partnership with 30 leading in-market service partners.