Yahsat received the SatCom Star Award for “Satellite Operator of the Year” at Satcom Africa 2014, which ran in Johannesburg, South Africa, from May 20 to 21. This marks the third Satcom Africa award for the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, having won the “Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa” in 2012 and 2013.
Commenting on the award, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO of Yahsat, said: “Yahsat has seen impressive growth since launching just two years ago, winning back-to-back SatCom awards for most innovative product, and rounding this up with this year’s satellite operator of the year award.
“Our role at Yahsat is to be a responsible company that drives social and economic growth by providing users with access to services that they can genuinely benefit from. The ability to connect to the unconnected parts of the world is the real benefit of our services.”
The SatCom Star Awards were launched in 2007 to recognise new contributions to the field of satellite communications in Africa. The awards are designed to celebrate the continued growth and success of the satellite marketplace and focus on the innovative performers within the industry. The awards are judged by an independent board of advisers comprising of industry professionals.