CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

21 May 2014

East Africa: Yahsat Voted As Satcom's Africa Satellite Operator of the Year for 2014

Satellite service provider Yahsat has been awarded the Satellite Operator of the Year at the SatCom Star Award 2014 continuing its winning streak having previously won the Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013.

Yahsat which provides connectivity to residents in unserved and underserviced areas across 28 countries using the company's flagship product, YahClick has been rolled out in 7 African countries, namely Angola, South Africa, Tanzania, South Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda with over 30,000 terminals shipped in its first year of operation.

"Our role at Yahsat is to be a responsible company that drives social and economic growth by providing users with access to services that they can genuinely benefit from. The ability to connect to the unconnected parts of the world is the real benefit of our services," said Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat.

YahClick is set to be fully operational in its coverage area throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia by 2014. The SatCom Star Awards were launched in 2007 to identify and recognise outstanding new contributions to the field of satellite communications in Africa. The awards are designed to celebrate the continued growth and success of the satellite marketplace and focus on the exceptional and innovative performers within the industry. The awards are judged by an independent board of advisers comprising of industry professionals. Winners are selected according to strict criteria, with award recipients reflecting the strong foundation and potential for the satellite industry in serving and developing the African continent.

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