24 June 2020
SatADSL, the Brussels-based satellite service provider, has partnered with UAE counterpart YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across sub-Saharan Africa.
Under the terms of the deal, SatADSL acts as a virtual network operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, which is owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems.
This means SatADSL is able to combine the capacity purchased from YahClick with its cloud-based service delivery platform (C-SDP) to deliver a full range of flexible satellite services across Africa.
“Working closely with SatADSL enhances the quality of our service delivery as we continue on our mission to unleash human potential
through satellite broadband connectivity,” said Farhad Khan, chief executive officer at YahClick. “The agreement will provide our customers with the best broadband solutions available, connecting them with the rest of the world through a fast and affordable service. In this uncertain period of enforced social distancing and self-isolation, we are delighted to help bring people together, supporting them to work, learn, and stay informed remotely.”
YahClick gains full access to the SatADSL’s licensed partner network spanning 45 countries worldwide and boasting over 3,500 deployments, which gives YahClick opportunities to expand its distribution.
“I am excited by the possibilities that present themselves ahead,” said Michel Dothey, chief commercial officer at SatADSL. “Partnering with YahClick does more than just give us access to the company’s service delivery platforms – it significantly increases our ability to make a tangible and lasting difference in and across
the communities from west to east Africa we serve as part of our global connectivity offering.”
He added that the company’s “ability to offer high throughput Ka-band services will significantly impact the fate of some of the most underserved countries in the world”, helping them to cross the digital divide and make the most of their “considerable potential”.