in Space

Yahsat and Tele10 sign MoU for Yahclick in Rwanda, Burundi and East DRC

Posted 11 May 2016 · Add Comment

UAE-based satellite operator, Yahsat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with regional broadcast and internet service provider, Tele10 Group, to discuss collaboration on improving internet connectivity in Rwanda, Burundi and East Democratic Republic of the Congo.



The MoU comes ahead of Yahsat taking delivery of its third satellite, Al Yah 3.

The launch of Yahsat’s upcoming satellite will see the roll out of YahClick, the company’s satellite broadband service, to 19 new markets in Africa during the first half of 2017.

YahClick, delivered through a modem and small satellite dish, is currently the number one satellite broadband service in Africa, providing subscribers access to uninterrupted, high-speed internet anywhere in the coverage area with in-country technical, operational, and customer care services. As Yahsat works towards expanding its coverage area across the African continent, the company is in talks with local service providers to reinforce the presence of YahClick and strengthen its customer care.

Commenting on the MoU, David Murphy, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our cutting edge satellite technology connects individuals and businesses across Africa, regardless of the level of telecommunications infrastructure present in each country. At Yahsat, we are dedicated to serving underserved and remote areas by providing better connectivity to new and existing internet users. To further our commitment to the region, we have entered an MoU with Tele10 to discuss the provision of high-speed connectivity to three of Africa’s fast-emerging markets, Rwanda, Burundi and East Democratic Republic of the Congo. We look forward to working together and providing unparalleled broadband services to our customers across our expanding footprint.”

Tele10 has been serving the East African region for 20 years, by providing diverse solutions including pay-TV, radio broadcasting, and ICT services. In 2017, the company will grow its portfolio to offer the YahClick broadband products, services and value-added solutions to its existing customer base as well as new customers. New markets will be served using the latest Ka-band technology, which is highly reliable in all weather conditions.

Tele10 Group’s CEO said: “In this era of digital migration across the African continent, where several technologies such as 3/4G, hotspots, fibre and others are struggling to win the market, we are confident that YahClick will definitely give us a serious competitive advantage against other players in the region and make us lead the Internet industry.”

Murphy concluded: “Today, internet plays a crucial role in socio-economic development as it facilitates education, trade, commerce, and agricultural activities. By providing the YahClick service to growing economies, we ensure the delivery of unmatched connectivity to support knowledge transfer and consequently, regional development.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

EDEX debut proves to be the perfect model

For three days, from December 3-5, the Egyptian International Exhibition Centre in Cairo hosted the country’s first ever defence exhibition – EDEX 2018. Alan Warnes was there.

SAA, Voyager and Nedbank launch new cheque card

South African Airways (SAA), Voyager and Nedbank has launched a first in the world - a cheque card which guarantees users to earn air miles per transactional swipe.

AFRAA secretary general meets Cameroon stakeholders ahead of Africa's premier

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, Abdeerahmane Berthe accompanied by Camair-co chief executive officer, Ernest Dikoum, met the Minister Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic of

Going global: The Air School that's aiming high

A South African flight school has gone global in its reach and is now training cadet pilots from all over the world. Dave Calderwood reports.

Kenyon International partners with the MEBAA

Kenyon International Emergency Services, a global leader in disaster management, is pleased to announce the continued partnership with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA).

Uganda’s new airport rising from the bush

A new international airport is about to emerge in western Uganda, as the country seeks to unlock its oil wealth. Alan Dron reports.

AVAFA19 SK0201280219
See us at
AviationAfrica_BT0607280219AviAssistBT201218280219AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219Connect MEIA BT1402010519