UAE-based satellite company Yahsat has launched its new broadband satellite service in Nigeria, with a pledge to reduce the cost of internet by 10%.
The company said in Abuja last week that it had brought its broadband satellite investment of US$ 1.6 billion to Nigeria to lower the cost of internet by 10%, Vanguard reported. The new technology, according to Yahsat’s Nigerian partner Coolink, would make internet available in all spots in the country and to all Nigerians wherever they may be.
Regional Director of Yahsat, Kevin Viret, said the service, which is based on Ka-band satellite technology, would offer download speeds of up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3 Mbps
Regional Director of Yahsat, Kevin Viret, said the service, which is based on Ka-band satellite technology, would offer download speeds of up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3 Mbps. Ka-band covers the frequencies of 26.5 to 40.0 GHz. According to Viret, the YahClick Ka-band spot beams provide coverage over highly targeted areas, which eliminate issues with spectrum availability. He said Yahsat had selected Coolink as its first and preferred service partner in Nigeria and that Coolink would in turn sign on local resellers in all 36 states and Abuja to make the service available all over the country.
CTO of Coolink, Nadim Chidiac explained that “The cost of acquisition can be factored into the cost of monthly subscription that is spread over a period of time” noting that subscribers need to make bulk payment to acquire connection hard wares.”
The service plans offered by YahClick for home users reportedly cover email, web browsing, Skype, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms delivered at 256/1Mbps speed with 200Mb daily data usage amounting to around 6Gigabytes monthly available at N7, 500 monthly. Large businesses and corporate organisations can transmit hundreds of gigabytes daily with download speeds of up to 15Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3Mbps.