Satellite broadband coming to underserved communities in South Sudan

A satellite service launching across South Sudan will provide wide reaching, high performance, satellite broadband Internet to unserved and underserved locations and communities across the country. The service is being launched by the UAE-based operator Yahsat.

Known as YahClick “broadband everyone”, the service will be launched in partnership with local ISP RCS-Communication. Commenting on the upcoming launch, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Yahsat CEO, said: “As the world’s youngest country, South Sudan is facing multiple infrastructure building priorities. YahClick brings internet connectivity instantly to the population, irrespective of the state of the local telecommunications infrastructure that is within their reach.”

“Having affordable, reliable and instantly available high performance internet will be a fundamental tool to help new and established businesses and individuals in South Sudan achieve their full potential”, he added.

Flippie Odendal, RCS-Communication, Republic of South Sudan, Managing Directorsaid: “YahClick is the first Ka-band satellite internet service in Africa that offers true broadband speeds at affordable prices.  Based on anticipated growth we will be adding and training VSAT technicians and support staff (with a focus on South Sudanese candidates) to our existing team.  Parallel to this process we will be running extensive tests of the new service and processes over the next months to ensure all aspects are working well before the service is made available to clients.”

Al Hosani added, “We believe it is the right of every individual to have high speed and reliable Internet.  Our team is excited about the prospect of helping connect a portion of the world’s un-served communities in the Republic of South Sudan and providing them with the tools to aid their own success.”

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