Yahsat to change Ghana’s digital landscape …as it begins operations

Mr. Bartman(first from left) with other partners during the YahClick launch

Mr. Bartman(first from left) with other partners during the YahClick launch

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, has officially launched its broadband satellite service, YahClick, in Ghana with a strong commitment to change the digital landscape and provide access to reliable internet services across the country.


Speaking at the launch of YahClick in Accra on Tuesday, the Country Manager- Africa, Yahsat, Denver Bartman said his outfit hoped to achieve its mission through the partnership with regional broadcast and Internet service provider giants Comsys Ghana Limited and TeledataICT Ghana Limited.


He said the  said the entrance of Yahsat, wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi,   into the Ghanaian digital market, formed  part of the company’s commitment to deliver affordable, reliable and high-speed Internet connectivity to unserved and underserved parts of the world.


Mr Bartman said Yahsat was the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose Ka-band satellite services and the launch of the commercial Ka-band coverage had extended the services of the company to an additional 20 markets reaching 60 per cent of Africa’s population and over 95 per cent of Brazil’s population, marking the company’s first entry into Brazil.


With the partnership with the two companies, which have presence throughout the country, he said Yahsat would give customers access to reliable and cost-effective high performance Internet connectivity.


“With the introduction of YahClick, Yahsat, along with Service Partners Comsys and Teledata, intend to provide Ghana with reliable, cost-effective, high-performance Internet that promises to usher in a new age of high-speed connectivity that enables economic and social progress,” Mr Bartman said.


He said Yahsat was using the Ka-band powered by High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam technology, and the YahClick’s services would enable communities, businesses and the government to unlock their full potential and achieve the level of social and economic development the nation deserves.


Mr Bartman said the YahClick’s services would benefit banking and finance, mining and oil and gas sectors, adding that the product would also be beneficial to benefit government supported initiatives especially in the education and healthcare sectors as well as private individuals.


The Country Manager-Africa said Yahsat launched its flagship service, YahClick, in Africa in 2012 and was  the first operator to introduce HTS Ka-Band satellite broadband technology to the continent through Yahsat’s Al Yah 2 satellite and the subsequently launch of Al Yah  3 satellite into space in January  this year.


“Following the successful launch earlier this year, and the recent commercial readiness of the company’s third satellite Al yah 3, YahClick’s footprint has extended to 19 additional markets in Africa, including Ghana,” Mr Bartman said.


The Chief Commercial Officer of Yahsat said “The driving force behind the launch of YahClick in Ghana is our desire to serve the country’s specific connectivity needs and deliver high-performance, customized satellite broadband solutions to its businesses and communities.”


The Chief Executive Officer of Teledata ICT, Greg Eid of Teledata ICT said “We believe that YahClick services will not only successfully meet our customers’ needs, but also open up new business opportunities across various industries. We look forward to working with YahClick to ensure that our customers in Ghana, access uninterrupted and high-speed-Internet that is critical to their growth.”

By Kingsley Asare

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