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April 27th, 2016

Yahsat Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Of Y1A Launch

The 2011 launch of Yahsat's Y1A satellite from the European Space Center.

Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) satellite operator, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the launch of its first satellite, Y1A, on April 23, 2016.

In 2011, the Ariane 5 rocket carrying the satellite launched from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The following year, Yahsat launched its second satellite, Y1B.

Today, the company is on-track for the eagerly anticipated third member of its fleet, Al Yah 3, which will provide high-quality broadband coverage to an additional 19 countries including the firm's first time entry to South America markets through Brazil. 
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 broadband satellite solutions 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