YahClick, a data solutions company, said this week that it has signed a partnership with iSat Africa to expand its satellite broadband enterprise solutions business in Nigeria, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and East Africa.

YahClick is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat).

Reports from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said the new partnership would support iSAT Africa, a Pan-African network operator present in 12 markets, to deliver connectivity solutions for Mobile Cellular Backhaul (CBH) services, business applications, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

It will also provide connectivity to remote sites, including mines. YahSat said the connectivity solutions would be provided over YahClick’s high-throughput satellite (HTS) Ka-band capacity to deliver high-speed broadband solutions, with service plans of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), reaching and serving remote locations.

“This partnership with iSAT Africa is another step in our plans for further growth and expansion across Africa.With our existing strong presence in these countries, our partnership with iSAT Africa will enhance our reach into the unserved and underserved markets,” YahClick CEO Farhad Khan said.

“We look forward to enabling greater connectivity for people and businesses across Africa during the upcoming months.”

Rakesh Kukreja, iSAT Africa MD, said the new partnership with YahClick would bring a significant improvement in services to his company’s customers in these markets with business operations in remote areas. 

“iSAT Africa will equip them with advanced and dependable technical capabilities. Rural cellular backhaul will enhance the connectivity proposition for the major Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in these countries, thus bringing connectivity to the unconnected, and bridging the digital divide in Africa."

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