UAE's Yahsat launches broadband services in Pakistan

Customers across Pakistan, including where terrestrial infrastructure is not yet available, can connect to satellite


Web Desk July 03, 2015
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A satellite broadband service of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), YahClick, has officially launched services in Pakistan.

“Customers across Pakistan will now be able to connect to a satellite broadband via a small dish and modem, without the frustration of congested networks," Yahsat said in a statement.

The statement added customers can connect to the satellite anywhere in the country, including places where terrestrial infrastructure is currently not available.

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"Our consumer launch in Pakistan is a significant milestone for YahClick. Regulatory approval by the Pakistani authorities for consumer use, paves the way for us to continue our global growth strategy in this promising market,” Yahsat CEO, Masood M Sharif Mahmood, said.

"We are confident that with the launch of our service in Pakistan, we will attract even more businesses and home users who are striving for better connectivity and access to global online, social, cultural and knowledge communities."

Satellite technology is being used by YahClick to send and receive high-speed broadband internet signals in Pakistan linking some of the country’s most important infrastructure, including over 154 ATMs for many banks, and supporting election offices in remote areas and also connecting 1,600 students.

"YahClick will help Pakistan accelerate its economic growth and social development by improving access to information and reducing operational costs for internet access in the most remote and currently underserved areas,” Mahmood added.

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Almost 34,000 subscribers have been acquired by YahClick for its satellite broadband service, up till now. Across 13 countries out of its 28 country footprint, the service has been installed of which seven are in sub-Saharan Africa.

This article originally appeared on Arabian Business

COMMENTS (6)

kashif ali mengal | 5 years ago | Reply This is very attractive thread but the main question is how much speed it will provide and the another question is about price and connectivity.Everyone is aware of ptcl's fake promos and seductive offers. Will it do better or just wasting our time and there money........
Faran | 5 years ago | Reply @Waqas Mansoor: I think it will have nothing to do with Pakistani network cables, in that way, Pakistan won't be regulating its control.. I'm not sure but if it's satellite based, it's bypassing Pakistan's servers.. Hence YouTube or anyother site if blocked in Pakistan, won't be blocked on it
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