Yahsat Wins Most Innovative Product and Service for Africa
Yahsat, the Middle East’s leading satellite service provider has been awarded the “Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa” for the second consecutive year of the SatCom Star Awards.
Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was launched in April 2011 and the company’s second satellite Y1B was launched in April 2012, thus providing broadband connectivity to residents in unserved and underserviced areas across 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Central and South West Asia through its YahClick service.
Launched in August last year, YahClick offers high speed services of up to 15Mbps and cost effective service plans at monthly subscription prices for a variety of subscribers.
Yahsat works with a network of 30 service partners across 28 markets. Key partners in Africa include Vox Telecoms, CoolLink, Hyperia, Infinity, Netone, Sistec, Simbanet, RCS Communications, and TruIT.
The SatCom Star Awards were launched in 2007 to identify and recognise outstanding new contributions to the field of satellite communications in Africa and to celebrate the continued growth and success of the satellite marketplace and focus on the exceptional and innovative performers within the industry.
The awards are judged by an independent board of advisers comprising industry professionals. Winners are selected according to strict criteria, with award recipients reflecting the strong foundation and potential for the satellite industry in serving and developing the African continent.