YahClick, the data solutions subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat), has partnered with Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) to expand broadband penetration in sub-Saharan Africa and boost access to critical electronic services across the region.
The project is expected to begin in Q4 2023 and will see YahClick work closely with NIGCOMSAT to provide faster and more reliable broadband internet connectivity.
The improvements, say the partners, will result in speed increases of up to 25 Mbps for standard profiles and up to 100 Mbps for dedicated corporate users. This, the partners say, will empower the delivery of essential education, health, and a wide range of other public and corporate services.
YahClick says its expertise and cutting-edge technology will enable the rollout of e-government applications and help accelerate Nigeria’s digitisation plans, providing unserved and underserved communities with uninterrupted internet.
A steering committee compromising executives from both companies has been formed to ensure the implementation of the project is aligned to the national requirement and essential service institutions in Nigeria.
Sulaiman Al Ali, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, explains: “Our partnership will play an important role in helping the Nigerian government as well as private organizations roll out critical electronic services to underserved and unserved communities across the country. For Nigeria’s digitization drive to be successful, it is imperative that in-country infrastructure is reliable enough to deliver uninterrupted services. YahClick has extensive experience in providing advanced and affordable technologies that are easily accessible in remote regions.”