YahClick, the satellite broadband service of UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat, is teaming up with an off-grid power company lear Blue Technologies to expand its services of offering high-speed connectivity in Africa.
"As a global Tier 1 satellite service provider, YahClick continues to strengthen its presence as a market leader in bringing connectivity across Africa. Initial installations under this partnership will begin in early 2022 for sites in Nigeria and Zambia, with an estimated target of close to 1,000 sites to be installed over the next 12 to 24 months," said a press release from the satellite telecom operator.
“Our partnership with Clear Blue delivers clean off-grid power to enable our proven, high speed, reliable, and affordable broadband connectivity for Africa’s leading network providers of choice,” said Farhad Khan, CEO of YahClick.
Miriam Tuerk, Co-founder & CEO of Clear Blue, noted, “YahClick is a leader in broadband and satellite services across Africa. We are thrilled to be their partner as they roll out their customer networks across Africa. And this is only the beginning of Clear Blue’s role in bringing wireless power management solutions to unserved and underserved populations.”
With well over a billion people unconnected in Africa, the economic need to provide telecommunication services to underserved populations remains a key driver across the continent. Mordor Intelligence indicates that to meet the growing telecom demand for services globally, over US$4.47 billion in spending on powering telecom tower rollouts will occur in 2022, growing to US$5.25 billion in 2025, a 3.25% CAGR.