Yahsat Signs New Service Partnership with Teknomobil

Istanbul, Turkey, 28 November 2016:– Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, today announced that it has signed an agreement with a local service partner, Teknomobil Inc, to distribute its satellite broadband service, YahClick, to users across Turkey.

Farhad Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, Yahsat said, “Historically, Turkey has been a significant market for satellite services and over the last few years it has exhibited a substantial surge in the demand for high-speed broadband. With the introduction of high throughput satellites and the availability of higher bandwidth, an increasing number of government and private organizations are switching to broadband services that are cost effective.

“We have been delivering unparalleled connectivity to this growing market since November 2013, and with the addition of Teknomobil Inc to our network of esteemed strategic partners, we look forward to catering to the increasing domestic demand through the provision of our cost-effective, Ka-band solutions.”
Teknomobil, one of the largest satellite communication companies in Turkey, specializes in providing solutions ranging from satellite communication, hand held satellite terminals, IP modems, helicopter mounted and airborne satellite communication systems and vessel tracking systems.

Selim Gencler, Chairman of Board, at Teknomobil Inc said, “YahClick solutions will enable us to effectively cater to a diverse range of customers ranging from government clients to corporate organizations. Alongside our mobile satellite services, the provision of YahClick VNO connectivity solutions will further empower us to deliver cost-effective, reliable services to the market.”

Tailored YahClick solutions, from Teknomobil Inc, available across Turkey from Q4 2016, will enable users to have instantaneous access to global market intelligence, improve information transfer and real-time data.

Yahsat Ignites Discussions on Collaboration in the Space Industry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2016:–
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and EMEA Satellite Operator’s Association (ESOA) hosted a gala dinner on Wednesday, November 23, to discuss opportunities for the satellite industry and identify ways of future collaboration. Prominent industry leaders from organisations including UAE Space Agency, Thuraya, Arabsat, SES, Arianespace, Telespazio, Inmarsat, exchanged ideas and explored prospects.

“Historically, satellite services have been utilized by governments, broadcasters, NGOs, humanitarian agencies, and large corporations. However, we believe that the opportunities are far beyond these stakeholder groups and the sector is seeing a tectonic shift where we are more than ready to engage with a wider set of stakeholders in a much more effective manner,’’ said Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO, Yahsat.

The EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) leads a coordinated and impactful response to global challenges and opportunities for the commercial satellite communications sector by raising awareness of the reach, resilience, variety & capability of satellite services. Together with ESOA, Yahsat is looking to address challenges faced by the satellite industry and paving the way for industry collaborations.

The high-level event took place in Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi and featured industry-specific key-note speeches from Masood M. Sharif Mahmood (CEO Yahsat), H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi (Director General, UAE Space Agency), Rupert Pearce (Chairman of ESOA and CEO of Inmarsat), and David Wang (CEO at Huawei UAE).

Yahsat’s vision for region-wide satellite connectivity furthered by signing of Eutelsat multi-year capacity agreement

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 5 November 2016:– Yahsat and Eutelsat Communications have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The move represents a significant milestone for Yahsat as the company actively seeks to further industry collaboration to expand satellite connectivity region-wide.

Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat said, “This agreement is important to our overall vision of providing global satellite connectivity solutions for unserved and underserved communities. At Yahsat we firmly believe that by partnering with our industry peers, the satellite community will be able to jointly help connect markets that face infrastructure and connectivity challenges. Our collaboration with Broadband for Africa is a great example of how partnerships can work for the greater good of regional socio-economic development.”

According to the terms of the agreement, Broadband for Africa will use capacity on up to 16 Ka-band spotbeams on the Yahsat 1B satellite to roll out broadband services during the first half of 2017. Further expansion will be supported later in the year using capacity on 18 spotbeams on Yahsat’s Al Yah 3 satellite, scheduled for launch in early 2017. Both Yahsat 1B and Al Yah 3 are equipped with high powered spotbeams with Sub-Saharan African coverage, ideal for community and Direct-to-User Internet access using affordable, off-the-shelf customer premises equipment.

Laurent Grimaldi, Chief Executive Officer of Broadband for Africa, said: “We are delighted to initiate this relationship with Yahsat and fully share their conviction in the long-term role satellites will play in wireless connectivity and in the need for high-quality infrastructure to transform Africa’s broadband landscape.”

In addition to Yahsat’s collaboration with Eutelsat to drive connectivity across Africa, the company also provides cost-effective satellite broadband services via its YahClick satellite broadband internet service .Currently the number one satellite broadband service in Africa, subscribers including government, businesses and individuals are able to gain access to uninterrupted, high-speed internet across the continent.