Capacity on Yahsat's upcoming, Ka-band, Al Yah 3 satellite has been cemented into place by Talia—expectations are for the satellite to launch during Q1 of 2017 for slotting at 20 degrees West alongside the existing services provided by the Y1B satellite. This arrangement will provide Talia’s customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with a tightly integrated offering and a tailor-made solution to fit the changing demands of their customers.
Talia has also signed their first customer on Yahsat’s Y1B satellite. The NGO customer will be using the high bandwidth service with Newtec's MDM6000 Satellite IP Modems and integrating the additional capacity into their hybrid network. This includes coverage across multiple satellites and terrestrial fiber—all provided by Talia.
As part of the agreement, Talia will also have access to Yahsat’s latest VNO services powered by that firm's satellite broadband service, YahClick from Y1B satellite. The benefits of YahClick’s VNO services are expansive and include; an ability for Talia to leverage high-speed and economical capacity of YahClick’s network; full control and management of their allotted capacity and, an ability to commission, control and monitor their own remote sites, while designing and configuring their end-to-end IP network.
According to Alan Afrasiab, the President at Talia President, the addition of Yahsat to the firm's coverage builds on a strong and growing relationship with satellite operators. This further extends the firm's infrastructure and network operations, enabling the delivery of protected and secure communications to strategic customers.
Farhad Khan, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, added that having full control and management over their own capacity delivers flexibility, all the while providing them with high-speed and economical Ka-band capacity. In addition, Talia will be supported by Yahsat's high-level technical team to offer far-reaching broadband coverage across MEA.