Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has launched its satellite broadband internet service, YahClick in the UAE.
The service will be distributed by SkyStream and Safa Telecom, Mubadala- owned Yahsat said in a statement.
YahClick will provide high-speed internet anywhere in the country, boost connectivity in remote locations and provide back-up for broadband connection to business users, it said.
It is targeted at enterprises and companies in the UAE, with particular focus on businesses in sectors such as farming and agriculture.
Shawkat Ahmed, Yahsat COO said: “YahClick also offers YahClick Insure, which is designed to prevent business and enterprise users from losing connectivity and provides an instant backup solution should the user’s primary link be disrupted.
“This allows businesses to minimise potential loss of revenue or productivity risks caused by terrestrial internet outages, including those resulting from undersea fibre cable cuts.”
SkyStream and Safa Telecom are expected to announce the cost of subscription plans with broadband speeds of up to 15 Mbps, in the next few months.
Beamed from Yahsat’s second satellite Y1B that was launched in April 2012, YahClick is delivered via Ka band frequency.
It was originally launched in the fourth quarter of 2012 in five countries with subscribers in industries such as energy, construction, agri-based verticals, SMEs and NGOs.
YahClick aims to be fully operational in 28 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia by the end of 2013 in partnership with 30 service partners.