Yahsat Demonstrates YahClick Go at CABSAT

Cabsat – UAE, Dubai, Tuesday 13th March: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, has launched its live transportable connectivity solution, YahClick Go, for customers who require instant broadband connectivity in changing outdoor locations. Visitors to the Yahsat stand at Cabsat (B2-10) can witness a live on-screen transmission from the YahClick Go vehicle-mounted terminal located outside the exhibition halls.

YahClick Go enables broadcasters, businesses, government entities, and individuals to travel within the same country or across borders with quickly and cost effective connection to high performance broadband internet at their destination, no matter how remote.

Shawkat Ahmed, Yahsat Chief Commercial Officer said: “Our transportable broadband internet solution is vital for any individual or organisation that needs internet access across a variety of changing outdoor locations. Our YahClick Go service ensures customers can now achieve the same performance in every location, regardless of landscape or infrastructure presence. For example, you can be in a crowded city in the morning and in a small isolated village in the afternoon, and still access the same quality high-speed, reliable satellite broadband internet from the same equipment.”

The YahClick Go user terminal consists of an auto pointing antenna that can be mounted on a standard SUV and operated by single or multiple users. The YahClick Go service also delivers a significantly lower cost in terms of recurring fees and first time equipment/installation compared with traditional transportable satellite systems. Most importantly, YahClick Go provides much higher speeds at significantly lower transmission costs without the need to forecast or reserve bandwidth in advance. For broadcasters and other businesses looking to manage fleet costs, YahClick Go is a totally pre-paid solution that allows headquarters to determine exactly how much each subscriber is allowed to spend. Users are only charged for the data they actually transmit or receive, with no wasted charges for “waiting time or booking time”, common satellite industry complaints.

Designed to establish instant data communications virtually anywhere in the YahClick coverage area spanning the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia region, YahClick Go is suitable for a wide range of industries. For example, media and broadcasters can cost effectively use YahClick Go to increase their direct broadcasting and forward transmissions from different locations for breaking news, social activities and other forms of newsgathering.

While satellite transportable services are well known among broadcasters and media personnel, the YahClick Go service cost effectively opens this sector to other business segments. For example, YahClick Go can be used by rural medical officers sharing patient data from remote locations with medical experts in main cities or across the world. In addition, YahClick Go is ideal for the oil and gas sector transmitting video from local sites to expert analysts in the HQ, the construction industry achieving internet connectivity even before the first brick has been laid, or any entity requiring disaster recovery services for instant communication when terrestrial means of communication are no longer available. In the same instance, governments can use the service to provide immediate connection for various e-government applications for mobile government service outlets, election posts, and community outreach programs.

YahClick Go offers subscription plans designed for broadcasters offering prioritized uplink signal transmission and different service plans for businesses, governments and private users needing high speed download capabilities.

The YahClick broadband service covers 28 countries across the Middle East, Africa, South West and Central Asia. Already operational in Angola, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and South Africa, YahClick will complete service roll out by the end of 2013 in partnership with 30 in-market Service Providers.

Yahsat to showcase latest offerings at CABSAT

Dubai, 10 March, 2013, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, will be running live demonstrations of its game changing satellite broadband internet product, YahClick, to businesses and home users at this year’s Cabsat 2013 exhibition.

For the first time, visitors to the Yahsat stand will be able to gain real-time touch and feel of YahClick, enabling them to directly experience state of the art, affordable satellite broadband over the industry changing Ka band technology. The arrival of cost effective Ka-band to the region finally puts satellite connectivity within the reach of home users and small businesses, not just for high end corporates as has been the norm in the satellite industry.

Already operational in Angola, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and South Africa, YahClick is fast becoming one of the region’s must have products due to its high speed, reliability and cost effectiveness that in some cases surpasses the quality of existing terrestrial services in these markets. With 25,000 terminals shipped in its first quarter of operation in key launch markets, the YahClick service is providing much needed broadband internet connectivity to urban, rural and remote communities across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia.

Commenting on Yahsat’s participation at Cabsat, Shawkat Ahmed, Yahsat Chief Commercial Officer said: “This is our first Cabsat since going live with the YahClick service. We are here to invite the satellite community and prospective subscribers to experience the product they have been eagerly anticipating since the launch of Y1B in April 2012. Cabsat is a great opportunity for us to meet customers and potential prospects face to face, and this year we are pleased to announce we have delivered on our promise to bring cutting edge technology to the region. The exhibition also provides us the chance to further discuss our plans for 2013 including our in-market Service Partners helping to fully embed YahClick across our coverage area spanning 28 markets.”

YahClick will complete service roll out by the end of 2013 in partnership with 30 in-market Service Partners.

In addition to high speed subscription service plans for primary connectivity for unserved or unserved home users, businesses, government entities, and NGOs, YahClick also offers a back-up connectivity solution. This service is designed for any entity that cannot risk being without continuous internet access for financial, security or legal reasons in case their primary link is disrupted due to undersea cable cuts, vandalism, congestion, or network outage.

Also on demonstration at Cabsat is YahClick Go, the vehicle mounted transportable service that instantly provides high speed internet connectivity in changing locations for broadcasters, businesses, government entities, and even private users camping or hunting in remote areas.

At significantly lower cost per Gigabyte transmitted, YahClick Go is an ideal alternative to existing technologies which often do not meet demand or cannot match connection speeds for uplink and downlink requirements.

Media visitors to Cabsat can view the live transmission service from YahClick Go at the Yahsat stand. YahClick Go can help broadcasters reduce transmission costs, avoid surprise bills through pre-paid data, and access the Internet while changing locations without the need to forecast or reserve bandwidth in advance while always managing fleet usage costs by paying only for data consumed, not waiting time.

The YahClick service is beamed through Yahsat’s Y1B satellite, the first satellite in the region to offer internet connectivity through cutting edge Ka-band multi-spot beam technology, with reusable frequencies to maximize spectrum efficiency and reduce cost of satellite service. The multi-spot beam technology means higher power on the ground, which enables use of a smaller antenna size, which reduces costs of hardware, installation and maintenance. Since the launch of Y1B satellite, the full YahClick system has undergone comprehensive testing and validation to ensure the product is ready to achieve maximum performance.

Visitors to Cabsat can also learn more about Yahsat’s service YahLink, a satellite connectivity service offering cost effective C-band or Ka-Band solutions to a number of entities including terrestrial internet service providers, large corporates and government agencies. Yahsat’s portfolio also includes YahService, a solutions provider of secure connectivity services including breach proof encryption and robust communication security for government agencies, and managed solutions capabilities for commercial and government entities. Yahsat also has a satellite TV broadcasting offering called YahLive, a joint partnership with world renowned European satellite operator SES.
“We want to showcase products that suit a wide range of clientele and Cabsat is the perfect platform to do so,” adds Ahmed.

Running from 12-14th of March, Cabsat is the region’s largest broadcast digital media and satellite exhibition. Yahsat will be exhibiting its YahClick product with live demos in addition to several of their other products during Cabsat at its stand located at B2-10.