Yahsat to Launch Satellite Broadband Services with Hughes Network System

Yahsat to Launch Satellite Broadband Services with Hughes Network System

UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company is planning to launch commercial satellite services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia in collaboration with Hughes Network Systems. Yahsat to Launch Satellite Broadband Services with Hughes Network System

Hughes Network Systems is a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar), a leading global provider of satellite communication solutions.

Yahsat to Launch Satellite Broadband Services with Hughes Network System

This mutual project agreement announced in September during the World Satellite Business Week Conference held in Paris. While the project was launch during a ceremony at Mubadala’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Mr Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chief executive officer and managing director of Mubadala was present during the ceremony. Charlie Ergen, chairman of EchoStar, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, chief executive officer of Yahsat and Ramesh Ramaswamy, senior vice president and general manager, International Division, Hughes were also present. The newly-formed company is bringing services to market as “YahClick, powered by Hughes,” that is now operational.

The new company’s board of directors will have three members from Yahsat and two from Hughes. With Mahmood serving as chairman of the board and Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes, serving as a board director.

Mr Mahmood said:

In this joint venture with Hughes, we’re building upon the digital landscape of our target regions to empower and enable communities, governments and businesses in unserved and underserved communities to realize economic and social benefit from Yahsat’s high-performance satellite broadband services.

He further added that:

This is an important step in unlocking not only our potential, but the potential of those we serve by combining our respective leadership and global experience.

Kaul said:

The commencement of the joint venture furthers Hughes commitment to bridging the global digital divide, bringing unserved and underserved communities everywhere the benefits of the connected experience.

He further added that:

We aree pleased to join with longtime partner, Yahsat, in serving these important and growing markets.

Furthermore, the joint venture enables the telecom Operator community to get advantages from the efficiencies provided by Ka-band-based cellular backhaul and carrier solutions.

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