Hughes completes installation of gateways for Yahsat's 'YahClick' broadband service
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 10 - 2012 at 15:41
- PRESS RELEASE
Hughes Network Systems, LLC 'HUGHES', the global in broadband satellite networks and services, announced it has completed the delivery, installation, and commissioning of four broadband gateways and a network control center that will enable Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC 'Yahsat', the Abu Dhabi, UAE-based satellite operator to expand service throughout the Middle East, as well as Africa.
The Gateways, Network Control Center, and Service Delivery System are critical components of Yahsat's YahClick satellite service.
In addition to the completion of the baseband equipment deliverables, Hughes has shipped over 10,000 VSAT terminals to YahClick service partners based in the 28 markets where it is currently being rolled out.
Now that initial deliveries are complete, Hughes begins the operations and maintenance portion of its agreement with Yahsat. In this phase Hughes will be responsible for the network operations for the ground segment which powers the YahClick service.
"Hughes has been a significant asset to us throughout the process of implementing YahClick," said Yahsat CEO Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani.
"We look forward to bringing satellite broadband Internet to consumers and businesses across the Middle East, South West Asia and Africa, who have previously had limited or no access to the Internet, providing them with reliable, wide reaching and high-speed Internet connectivity," he added.
"Realizing this critical milestone is a testament to the experience and excellent teamwork of Hughes and Yahsat people—evidencing the best in vendor-customer relations," said Bahram Pourmand, executive vice president, International Division at Hughes.
"We are excited to be playing a strategic role in the delivery of YahClick service throughout the region," he added.
Yahsat is launching YahClick throughout the Middle East, South West Asia and Africa region, where access to high-performance broadband Internet was previously severely limited.
YahClick is a next-generation, Ka-band service that will leverage the high-throughput capability of the Yahsat Y1B satellite and the Hughes HN System solution to provide broadband Internet access and other applications to large and small enterprises, government agencies, and consumers.
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