Yahsat and IEC Telecom Group Enter MoU to Explore Further Opportunities in Africa

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with existing partner IEC Telecom Group (IEC Telecom) in Africa.

The agreement comes ahead of Yahsat taking delivery of its third satellite - Al Yah 3 – the launch of which will see the company’s satellite broadband product YahClick expand into 18 new African markets. This will almost triple its existing presence across the continent, covering 60% of Africa’s population.

David Murphy, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “With investment, trade and industry set to continue to grow in Africa, having access to the internet and the potential for reliable, broadband connectivity via satellite is high. Building on our existing partnership would ensure YahClick delivers on its promise to have an unmatched service area and provides constant connectivity to aid the socio-economic development of the region.”

IEC Telecom is one of the world’s leading mobile and fixed satellite communications service providers, and the MoU will explore ways for it to offer YahClick broadband products, services and value-added solutions to support the satellite operator’s increased coverage across Africa.

With the uplink based in Athens and Luxembourg, customers will be able to land their traffic directly into Europe, Middle East and Africa, taking advantage of high-speed interconnection throughout these regions. Further, Yahsat and IEC Telecom’s standards of infrastructure and advanced data security gateway ensure the highest levels of security for customers’ sensitive data.


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