YahClick and its partner Hughes Network Systems have signed a strategic partnership with Global Communications Extension Services Limited (GCES) to provide satellite connectivity for Nigerian wireless operator 9mobile. In signing the agreement, YahClick and GCES will work to support 9mobile in providing its secure and affordable services to individuals across Nigeria. YahClick’s partnership with GCES will bring satellite connectivity to hundreds of cellular backhauling sites, delivering 9mobile with a reliable and robust means of rural connectivity. YahClick’s satellite services now reach more than 60% of the population in Africa, and the agreement with GCES extends the company’s reach to more regions within Nigeria.
YahClick is a joint venture between Yahsat, a global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation. It provides commercial Ka-band satellite broadband solutions to unserved and underserved communities across the Middle East, Africa and Central and South West Asia.
‘Our partnership with GCES provides trustworthy, accessible and affordable broadband connectivity for one of Nigeria’s leading networks of choice – reiterating our commitment to advancing the country’s connectivity infrastructure,’ commented Farhan Khan, CEO of YahClick, adding: ‘Our agreement unites three companies in working shoulder to shoulder to bridge the digital divide while enabling residents and businesses to realise their potential. As we expand further in Africa, this is another example of the power of collaboration with industry peers that share our vision of advancing humanity.’