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Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)

Connecting more than 140 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South West Asia

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat)

Yahsat, fully owned by Mubadala, was set up in 2007 to meet the growing demand in the region for government, commercial and consumer satellite communication services and to support Abu Dhabi’s ambition to become a broadcasting and telecommunications hub.

The company’s first satellite, Y1A, launched from Arianespace’s Guiana Space Center in April 2011, has a range of roles, including carrying television and other commercial services to more than 64 countries. Y1B, launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a year later, will deliver affordable satellite broadband services to 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia.

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