YahSat to expand service in MEA

INTERNET

-
Image: By BiztechAfrica
YahSat to expand service in MEA

Hughes Network Systems has completed the delivery, installation, and commissioning of four broadband gateways and a network control center that will enable Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based satellite operator, to expand service throughout the Middle East, as well as Africa.

Hughes completed the Gateway and Service Delivery System implementation project for Yahsat clearing the way for the start of commercial service. The Gateways, Network Control Center, and Service Delivery System are critical components of Yahsat's YahClick satellite service.

In addition to the completion of the baseband equipment deliverables, Hughes has shipped over 10,000 VSAT terminals to YahClick service partners based in the 28 markets where it is currently being rolled out. Now that initial deliveries are complete, Hughes begins the operations and maintenance portion of its agreement with Yahsat. In this phase Hughes will be responsible for the network operations for the ground segment which powers the YahClick service.

"Hughes has been a significant asset to us throughout the process of implementing YahClick," said Yahsat CEO Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani. "We look forward to bringing satellite broadband Internet to consumers and businesses across theMiddle East, South West Asia and Africa, who have previously had limited or no access to the Internet, providing them with reliable, wide reaching and high-speed Internet connectivity."

"Realizing this critical milestone is a testament to the experience and excellent teamwork of Hughes and Yahsat people—evidencing the best in vendor-customer relations," said Bahram Pourmand, executive vice president, International Division at Hughes. "We are excited to be playing a strategic role in the delivery of YahClick service throughout the region."

Yahsat is launching YahClick throughout the Middle East, South West Asia and Africa region, where access to high-performance broadband Internet was previously severely limited. YahClick is a next-generation, Ka-band service that will leverage the high-throughput capability of the Yahsat Y1B satellite and the Hughes HN System solution to provide broadband Internet access and other applications to large and small enterprises, government agencies, and consumers.  



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

DEG launches Easy School Find in Ghana

Digital Education Group (DEG), an academic consulting firm specialising in classroom technology, has launched a new search engine for schools called “Easy School Find”. Read More

Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked

The Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous. Read More

Malawi to run 1st online recruitment site

Malawi has launched an online recruitment site, ‘Myjobo.com’, providing free job ads and job searching.   Read More

SEACOM plans continent-wide initiatives for its Foundation Day

On 23 July 2014, Pan-African telecom enabler SEACOM will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its commercial launch, by donating time and providing support to communities that need assistance across the countries where it does business. Read More

NAPAfrica celebrates new peak at 15Gbps

Michele McCann NAPAfrica, describing itself as Africa’s most successful neutral peering exchange, has reached a record-breaking peak of 15Gbps. Read More

BICS POP in SA to increase reach into Africa

BICS, global provider of international connectivity and interoperability services, has established a point-of-presence (POP) in Johannesburg to offer its operator customers assured quality of interconnect for traffic exchange in Africa. Read More

Liquid Telecom connects Siaya County with $2 million internet cable project

Liquid Telecom Kenya (LTK) Africa’s leading data, voice and IP provider, is installing a $2 million fiber optic network in Siaya County. Read More

Education industry still a victim of inferior Wi-Fi

The education and academic sectors are still wasting money on inferior Wi-Fi solutions that simply don’t meet the needs of students, says UC-Wireless. Read More

Digital publishing: Ghana, Africa lagging behind

Although internet usage in Africa has grown by a whopping 3 606%, compared to the world average of 566%, the continent’s digital publishing industry is still underdeveloped and lagging behind, due to quite a number of obstacles. Read More

Hospitality losing business due to WiFi

A third of leisure travellers and two-thirds of business guests refuse to return to a venue with unreliable or non-existent Wi-Fi, a new NETGEAR study shows. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

Widening ICT skills gap: Cause for concernWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern

Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.

IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.

COMPANY NEWS

VMware reports second quarter 2014 results

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.

New Sage ERP X3 version puts business information at your fingertips

Sage ERP Africa has announced the availability of Sage ERP X3 version 7, the latest version of its global business management solution for midsized companies. 

How the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in Africa

Cloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa.