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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.