Yahsat, Tele10 to improve Internet connectivity in three African countries

Yahsat, a UAE-based satellite operator and Tele10 Group, a regional broadcast and internet service provider, have announced a partnership to improve Internet connectivity in three African countries.

This agreement was reached after both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Rwanda, Burundi and East Democratic Republic of the Congo are the countries to get improved Internet connectivity.

Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, David Murphy said, “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.”

The signing of the MOU comes ahead of Yahsat taking delivery of its third satellite, Al Yah 3.

The launch of this satellite will see the roll out of YahClick, the company’s cost-effective 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.

In 2017, Tele10 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.

Yahsat is also currently in talks with local service providers to reinforce the presence of YahClick and strengthen its customer care, thereby expanding its coverage area across the African continent.

Tele10 Group’s CEO, Eugene Nyagahene 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,”

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