Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, announced on Tuesday the company’s figures for the fiscal year ending December 2013.
The first year of operation results have positioned last year’s roll-out of YahClick, the company’s flagship high-speed satellite broadband internet service, as the leading satellite broadband Ka-bond service across Africa.
During YahClick’s first year of operation in 2013, the blended average monthly revenue per user ranged between $100 and $125.
The company’s in-country Service Partners across the 12 markets launched to date have acquired more than 20,000 subscribers in 2013. YahClick is currently available in the UAE, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Turkey, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
“YahClick connections are more reliable and much faster than dated mobile internet technologies, and they bypass the infrastructure requirement for fixed line technologies for easier deployment,” Shawkat Ahmad, chief commercial officer for Yahsat, said in a statement.
“YahClick is all about providing an affordable means for residents of small town and rural areas to engage in the education and economic opportunities made available to those living in large urban areas where communications networks are more developed,” he added.
YahClick is beamed through Yahsat’s second satellite Y1B satellite.