Lagos, 11 September 2019: YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems, has announced the start of a strategic partnership with iSAT, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator in Nigeria. Under the agreement, Lagos-based iSAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s Ka-band Al Yah 3 satellite that was launched in 2018. The announcement comes on day one of this year’s NigeriaCom taking place in Lagos, where YahClick is a gold sponsor.
The arrangement aims to provide iSAT’s customers in Nigeria with a tightly integrated, tailor-made solution to accommodate the changing demands and trends of the market.
The addition of Ka-band HTS satellite services to ISAT’s portfolio reinforces ISAT positioning as a market-leader providing hybrid solutions and using relevant technology-driven by customer demand.
Yomi Oluremekun, Channels Manager at iSAT, said, “This addition to our portfolio builds on our strong and growing relationship with satellite operators. This further extends our infrastructure and network operations, enabling the delivery of reliable, protected, and secure communications to our customers”.
Michael Brown, VP Sales Africa at YahClick, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with iSAT as a long-term client. This agreement is yet another example of YahClick’s rapid growth in the continent, which was further accelerated by the launch of our third satellite last year, which added 19 new markets to our existing footprint in Africa. We are thrilled iSAT believes in our connectivity solutions, team capabilities, and commitment to the delivery of customised, bespoke services.”
As part of the agreement, iSAT will have access to YahClick’s latest virtual network operator (VNO) services. Commenting on this, Brown added, “Having full control and management over their own capacity delivers flexibility while providing them with high-speed, economical Ka-band capacity. In addition, iSAT will be supported by our expert technical team to offer far-reaching broadband coverage across Nigeria.”
The benefits of YahClick’s VNO services are expansive; including the ability for iSAT to leverage the high-speed and economical capacity of YahClick’s network, fully control and manage their allotted capacity, and commission, control, and monitor their own remote sites, while designing and configuring their end-to-end IP network.