Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)

Offering integrated satellite communications solutions to over 160 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia.

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)

Yahsat was established to support Abu Dhabi’s ambition to become a broadcasting and telecommunications hub, in line with its Economic Vision 2030.

Yahsat was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand in the region for government, commercial and consumer satellite communication services.

As one of the world’s leading fixed and mobile satellite services operators, Yahsat caters to more than two-thirds of the global population, enabling critical communication technologies including data connectivity, broadcasting, backhauling and mobility solutions through Yahsat Government Solutions, YahClick, YahLink, Yahlive and Thuraya. Backed by a fleet of five satellites, Yahsat provides a wide range of C, Ku, Ka, and L-band solutions for terrestrial, maritime and aero platforms to consumers, governments and enterprises within diverse industries including defense, aerospace, oil and gas, relief as well as finance.

Yahsat’s first satellite Al Yah 1 was successfully launched in April 2011, and a second satellite Al Yah 2 was added to its fleet in April 2012. Yahsat launched its third satellite, Al Yah 3, in January 2018, extending its commercial Ka-band coverage to 35 additional markets, including South America for the first time. Through YahClick, its joint venture with Hughes Network Systems LLC, Yahsat provides high-speed fixed satellite broadband services to over 60% of Africa’s population and to over 95% of Brazil’s population.

Two L-band satellites, Thuraya 2 and Thuraya 3, joined the Yahsat constellation after the company acquired a majority stake in Thuraya Telecommunications Company in 2018.

Yahsat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.

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