Yahsat Signs New Service Partnership with Nexlinx in Pakistan

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Yahsat Signs New Service Partnership with Nexlinx in Pakistan

Abu Dhabi/Lahore, 15th February 2016:Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, today announced that it has signed an agreement with new service partner Nexlinx Networks to distribute its satellite broadband service, YahClick, to users across Pakistan.Nexlinx customers will soon be able to instantly connect to YahClick’s satellite broadband internet service anywhere in the country using a compact satellite dish and modem, without the frustration of congested networks, including areas where terrestrial infrastructure is currently not available.Commenting on the new partnership, David Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer, Yahsat said: “YahClick already enjoys great success in Pakistan and with the ever growing demand for widespread access to reliable broadband internet, we wanted partner with a leading telco to further the reach of our service offering.”

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He further commented: “We are delighted to partner with Nexlinx to extend our reach and believe they bring critical knowledge of the market and business customer requirements. Their expertise coupled with the flexibility, reliability and ease of YahClick’s installation is a powerful combination to roll out this new service.”

As one of Pakistan’s leading telecom and technology providers, Nexlinx specializes in high quality telecommunication services and solutions to a business client base. YahClick’s satellite broadband service will be delivered by Nexlinx,who will offer in-country technical, operational and customer care. Nexlinx delivers a 100% managed network with an expansive portfolio of business-specific products and services. YahClick’s popular Ka-band satellite broadband offering has already been deployed across the enterprise sector in verticals such as banking and directly to consumers, NGOs and businesses of all sizes.Naeem Haq, CEO , NexlinxNetworks, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Yahsat and believe YahClick’s satellite connectivitywill play an important role in expanding our broadband portfolio by allowing us to provide high class broadband services in areas which are underserved and overlooked. Our partnership is directly in line with our mandate to develop market-leading high quality broadband services for businesses all across the country.He continued: “Satellite continues to play a huge role in driving economic success for SMEs and larger enterprises, especially in rural environments. Previously hindered by unreachable or unreliable internet connectivity,YahClick addresses these issues by offering a cost effective and versatile product suited to business with fast internet access across the whole of Pakistan.”

About Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC, “Yahsat”

Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in addition to Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose ka-band satellite services including:

  • YahClick – offers satellite internet for home and business
  • YahService – offers managed solutions and government capacity
  • YahLink – offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking and backhauling capacity
  • Yahlive – a joint venture between Yahsat and SES, offers premium services to broadcasters and a select choice of TV channels

Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011, and the company’s second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012. Yahsat has announced the manufacturing of its third satellite, Al Yah 3, planned for delivery in Q4 2016, with services to be rolled out early 2017, extending their commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 markets reaching 60% of Africa and over 95% of Brazil’s population, marking the company’s first entry in to Brazil.

About Nexlinx Networks Private Limited, “Nexlinx”

Nexlinx Networks is one of the leading IT servicesproviders in Pakistan, with its headquarters in Lahore and presence in all major cities of Pakistan. Established in 1996, Nexlinx today provides a wide array of services including Internet and Data services to the growing multinational and SME sector in the region.

The current portfolio of services includes high speed connectivity, a variety of managed services, complete infrastructure solutions and IT consulting. Nexlinx plans to add voice and video services in the near future to further enhance the service offering.Nexlinx with nearly 20 years of experience and proven track record to deliver the services is regarded as one of the top IT companies in Pakistan.