UAE’s Yahsat, through its subsidiary YahClick, will partner with Comsys and Teledata to provide reliable satellite broadband in Ghana, where connectivity is regularly disrupted and can cost the national economy U.S.$6.3 million a day in lost business.
The partnership with these regional Ghanaian broadcast and Internet service providers was announced during a press conference in Accra. It will provide Ghana with reliable, cost-effective, high-performance Internet service, with the goal of enabling economic and social progress via this new age of high-speed connectivity.
“The driving force behind the launch of YahClick in Ghana is our desire to serve the country’s specific connectivity needs and deliver high-performance, customized satellite broadband solutions to its businesses and communities,” said Farhad Khan, Chief Commercial Officer at YahSat,
Speaking at the launch, Denver Bartman, Country Manager at Yahsat, Africa, described Ghana as a very important market, and he explained that the addition of Yahsat’s technology to Ghana’s digital landscape would cut down economic losses due to frequent breakdowns in fixed, wireless and mobile internet connectivity. It is estimated that each communication disruption costs Ghana about U.S.$6.3million a day.
Bartman also explained that YahClick’s services would use the Ka-band powered by High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam technology.
This partnership is expected to benefit key institutions in Ghana, including banking and finance, as well as mining and oil and gas; it will also benefit government-supported initiatives especially in education and healthcare.
Both Comsys and Teledata are leaders in Ghana’s telecommunications sector.
“We believe that YahClick services will not only successfully meet our customers’ needs, but also open up new business opportunities across various industries,” said Greg Eid, CEO of Teledata ICT. “We look forward to working with YahClick to ensure that our customers in Ghana, access uninterrupted and high-speed-Internet that is critical to their growth.”
“Our goal has always been to lead in innovative solutions to tomorrow’s communication challenges in Ghana,” said Kobi Ahon, Comsys Ghana Business Development Manager. “By introducing Yahclick’s game-changing technology to Ghana, we are able to reach the most remote locations with internet connectivity through best-in-class satellite broadband services”
Yahsat launched its flagship service, YahClick, in Africa in 2012. It was the first operator to introduce HTS Ka-Band satellite broadband technology to the continent through Yahsat’s Al Yah 2 satellite.
Following the successful launch earlier this year, and the recent commercial readiness of the company’s third satellite Al Yah-3, YahClick’s footprint has extended to 19 additional markets in Africa, including Ghana.