Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to further explore market growth potential in Africa in partnership with its current partner IEC Telecom Group.
This agreement was inked ahead of the planned deployment of Yahsat’s third satellite, the Al Yah 2. This satellite will be deployed in the Q1 of 2017 and will see the entry of Yahsat’s satellite broadband product, YahClick into 18 new African markets. This development will triple Yahsat’s existing presence on the African continent by up to 60%.
Commenting on the MoU, David Murphy, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are pleased to be in discussions with IEC Telecom on developing our current relationship and strengthening our presence in Africa. We will look at potential ways to build on our long and valued history with IEC Telecom, which dates back to the pre-launch of our second satellite, Y1B in 2012. We look forward to sharing the same success we have garnered across our existing African countries.”
Murphy added: “With investment, trade and industry set to continue to grow in Africa, having access to the internet and …read more