YahClick to rival du, Etisalat in UAE broadband market

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

The UAE’s third satellite broadband service has been launched with YahClick, operated by Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company owned by Abu-Dhabi’s Mubadala.

The service will compete against du, owned by a subsidiary of Dubai Holding, and Etisalat, 60 percent owned by the UAE government.

YahClick already operates in 10 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia and will be distributed in the UAE by local telecom businesses SkyStream and Safa Telecom.

It will particularly help to boost high-speed internet service in remote areas.

Yahsat deputy CEO Masood M Sharif Mahmood said the additional internet service would help the nation's economic growth and development.

“YahClick ... is designed to complement the offering from established UAE telecommunications providers to ensure that end-users, irrespective of their location in the UAE, can enjoy access to reliable broadband internet.”

Yahsat chief commercial officer Shawkat Ahmed said the company also launched YahClick Insure, which would help prevent businesses from losing connectivity and provide an instant backup if the primary link was disrupted.

“This innovation allows businesses to minimise potential loss of revenue or productivity risks caused by terrestrial internet outages, including those resulting from undersea fibre cable cuts,” he said.

“Today’s global economy is powered by connectivity and it is important for business and government entities to minimise any risk associated with internet down time.”

Related:
Topics
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
UAE's role in the new space race

UAE's role in the new space race

In the last five years, the UAE has invested heavily in a bid...

An Instagram photo is worth a thousand words

An Instagram photo is worth a thousand words

Instagram has become the social media platform of choice for...

1
Fear and roaming in the Gulf

Fear and roaming in the Gulf

The Gulf’s telecommunications giants are once more pushing ahead...

Most Discussed
  • 54
    Three UAE women attacked with hammer at London hotel

    I really feel that Arabian Business.Com should now close this comments page. This should be all about sympathy for the families not what it is/has turned... more

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 1:06 PM - Adrienne
  • 51
    Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

    What is definitely not a plastic city. The Arabs have a culture dating back to several centuries. 50 years back Dubai was just a fishing village. Today... more

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 3:49 PM - P. MADHUSUDAN
  • 48
    DMCC boss Ahmed Bin Sulayem entertains Robert Mugabe in Dubai

    @fga ''However today, simply because he decided to dispossess a few white farmers of their land and redistribute to the poorer indigenous blacks'' more

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 3:02 PM - Matt Williams