Yah­sat launches satel­lite in Brazil

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ABU DHABI: Yah­sat, the UAEbased satel­lite op­er­a­tor, ofi­cially launched its Ka-band satel­lite broad­band ser­vice in Brazil this month. The ar­rival of Yah­sat in Brazil will as­sist in ad­dress­ing the coun­try’s short­age of re­li­able in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity which tra­di­tion­ally re­lies on any ter­res­trial in­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity.

Yah­sat’s pres­ence in Brazil across 234 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties marks a sig­ni­icant mile­stone in the com­pany’s in­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion strat­egy. By bring­ing pre­vi­ously un­avail­able high-per­for­mance satel­lite broad­band ser­vice to sev­eral ar­eas of Brazil, Yah­sat is de­liv­er­ing on its vi­sion to pro­vide de­pend­able means of global con­nec­tiv­ity to un­der­served com­mu­ni­ties.

Yah­sat’s ex­pan­sion into Brazil comes on the back of the launch as well as com­mer­cial readi­ness of Yah­sat’s third satel­lite Al Yah 3, ear­lier this year. The Emirati-en­gi­neered and built Al Yah 3 satel­lite cov­ers over 95 per cent of Brazil’s pop­u­la­tion across more than 5,000 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. Backed by Al Yah 3, Yah­sat will also of­fer eco­nomic, high data rate back­haul links for ISPS and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions op­er­a­tors, in ad­di­tion to broad­band satel­lite in­ter­net ser­vice.

“Yah­sat’s ar­rival in Brazil marks a sig­ni­icant step in our com­pany’s global com­mer­cial ex­pan­sion plans, which have been in progress for the past seven years since the ex­pan­sion of our satel­lite leet was irst pro­posed,” com­mented Ma­sood M. Sharif Mah­mood, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Ofi­cer at Yah­sat.

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