Yahclick targets Africa with Eutelsat Konnect

23 May 2024

Eutelsat Group and YahClick have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), enabling YahClick to leverage capacity on Eutelsat's geostationary satellite, Eutelsat Konnect.

The collaboration is in line with Yahsat's efforts to elevate its offerings and drive growth across its satellite broadband footprint in Africa to provide enhanced services and expand into new markets in Africa and beyond.

As part of the agreement, Yahsat will be able to use exclusive rights to Eutelsat's Konnect capacity over Ethiopia. Eutelsat Konnect, which has been in service since November 2020, is a high throughput satellite delivering resources for broadband services with 75Gbps of capacity across a network of 65 spotbeams. Originally covering Europe and Africa, the satellite's entire capacity is being progressively transferred to provide dedicated African coverage.

"This partnership shall enable us to further enhance our portfolio and drive the growth of our ‘YahClick’ broadband services to consumer and enterprise markets. Yahsat supported Eutelsat in the early years of its African Broadband journey, and we are happy to be collaborating once again to ensure our existing and future customers benefit from the highest level of service and availability,” said Yahsat in a statement.

"Yahsat's strong presence in Africa and the Middle East through the successful deployment of its YahClick satellite broadband service, together with the uptake we are seeing as we progressively transfer Eutelsat Konnect capacity to Africa highlight the buoyant demand for robust broadband services in the market, and the pertinence of satellite in connecting users, even in the most remote locations,” said Eutelsat.