Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi based satellite operator, is offering new YahClick business subscribers a free satellite modem and dish as well as free installation as part of its commitment to deliver affordable, reliable and high speed internet connectivity for businesses in Tanzania.
Running only until stocks last, this special offer enables subscribers to benefit from signing up to any YahClick Business service plan in Tanzania via YahClick Service Partners Infinity. As part of the promotion, subscribers will only be charged the monthly subscription fee and not for the equipment or installation, a saving of up to $1100.
Launched in late 2012, the YahClick service provides satellite broadband internet connectivity to businesses, home users, government entities, and non-governmental organisations, helping bridge the technological gap for unserved and underserved communities.
“YahClick has been received well in Tanzania and we are now in a position to offer new business users free satellite equipment when they sign up to YahClick, significantly reducing the cost of obtaining a highly reliable, high performance broadband solution. Businesses have a lot to worry about, and good quality, affordable broadband shouldn’t be one of these worries. YahClick is designed to help drive regional economic development and empower individuals and communities to achieve their dreams, regardless of their location,” stated Shawkat Ahmed, CCO, Yahsat.
In Tanzania YahClick business subscription prices range from $154 excluding local tax – for speeds ranging from one Megabit per second, up to 15 Megabits per second, with free equipment and installation on all these business subscription plans. In addition to subscription plans suitable for businesses, Infinity offers a series of affordable YahClick service plans to address the needs of home users at speeds up to 10 Megabits per second.
“For the first time in Tanzania, small businesses and even home users can enjoy high performance internet at prices they can afford. This is truly a technological breakthrough. While satellite internet has been around in Africa for a long time, it was always reserved for high end corporates and governments. Today, YahClick broadband satellite internet brings even higher connectivity speeds to the remote parts of the country and over the harshest terrains. YahClick is a powerful broadband solution that will help users in a wide range of industries benefit from improved digital communication, ensuring residents and businesses access to 21st century technology that will power the country’s economic development.” adds Ahmed.
Tanzania’s internet infrastructure has developed significantly over the last decade, absorbing newer and faster technologies; affordable satellite broadband internet is the next step in bridging the digital divide. The introduction of YahClick is designed to provide high speed reliable broadband internet to everyone regardless of the reach of the current terrestrial infrastructure in their location.
YahClick is designed to provide satellite broadband internet to everyone and is set to enable new business opportunities and connectivity to a wide range of industries, NGOs, government, education organisations and home users throughout its coverage area by providing reliable, high-bandwidth internet connectivity to urban, rural and remote communities.
Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, military, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services:
• YahClick – offers home solutions, business solutions and transportable solutions
• YahService – offers managed solutions and government capacity
• YahLink – offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking capacity and backhauling capacity
The firm was launched in April 2011 while its second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012.