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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - YAHSAT-MUBADALA

Yahsat appoints Mona Al Muhairi as Chief Human Capital Officer

Posted on 12/10/2016

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator fully owned by Mubadala, has appointed Mona Al Muhairi as Chief Human Capital Officer. Ms. Al Muhairi has more than 20 years human capital experience, and has been Executive Director of Human Capital at Yahsat since 2007. She is in charge of performance management, career growth, team development and Emiratisation. Commenting on the appointment, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, Yahsat Chief Executive Officer, said, ...  >>MORE

Panasonic Avionics and Yahsat announce landmark connectivity services agreement aimed at Middle East mobility market

Posted on 11/08/2016

Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) and Yahsat, yesterday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore new ways to offer a broadband connectivity solution serving several mobility markets in the Middle East within the next three to five years. In addition, while final terms are still being negotiated, the MoU allows both parties to further investigate the launch of a Yahsat satellite constellation that would serve Panasonic's general mobility needs in aviation, maritime ...  >>MORE

Report: UAE among first in Arab world to launch satellite for trade and investment purposes

Posted on 03/02/2016

The Future Centre for Advanced Researches and Studies, FARAS, has revealed that the UAE is one of the first Arab countries to enter the race to launch satellites for commercial and investment purposes, according to a recent report. FARAS added that the space sector, and the field of space exploration in the country, is one of the most important engines of the economy, saying that UAE investments in the field of space technology currently surpass Dh 20 billion, about US$ 5.5 billion. In a ...  >>MORE

Yahsat closer to expanding more satellite broadband across Brazil and Africa

Posted on 11/08/2015

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company, yesterday announced the successful completion of the Critical Design Review, CDR, of its latest satellite, Al Yah 3. Yahsat senior management joined the Yahsat team of engineers embedded at the Orbital ATK facilities, in Virginia, USA, along with its partner Orbital ATK, for the critical moment that represented the final stage before assembling all components of the satellite. The CDR is conducted ...  >>MORE

Yahsat signs new service partnership with Clicksat in Pakistan

Posted on 28/07/2015

ABU DHABI, 28th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, yesterday announced that it has signed an agreement with new service partner Clicksat to distribute its internet broadband service, YahClick, to users across Pakistan. The partnership signing follows the official YahClick Pakistan launch on Monday 29th June. Users will now be able to instantly connect to satellite broadband anywhere in the country using a compact satellite dish and modem, without the ...  >>MORE

YahClick launches Pakistan’s first Ka-band satellite broadband service

Posted on 01/07/2015

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the UAE-based, Mubadala Development Company-owned satellite operator, officially launched Pakistan's first Ka-band satellite broadband Internet service yesterday at an event in Islamabad. Customers across Pakistan will now be able to instantly connect to satellite broadband via a small dish and modem, without the frustration of congested networks and from anywhere in the country, including places ...  >>MORE

Yahsat set on creating a launch pad for the UAE in space exploration

Posted on 10/04/2015

One day in the future – and the not too distant future at that – an Ariane 5 ES heavy-lift rocket will rise from its launch site in French Guiana on the east coast of South America in a thunderous burst of smoke and fire. Burning for exactly 130 seconds, the two solid-fuel boosters will produce 722 tonnes of thrust and a speed of two kilometres per second, before detaching and tumbling back into the Atlantic Ocean. The main engine, powered by liquid hydrogen and oxygen, will continue to power ...  >>MORE

YahClick signs new service partnership with SkyGate

Posted on 08/04/2015

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of UAE headquartered Yahsat, yesterday announced that it has signed an agreement with international service partner SkyGate to distribute internet broadband services across the Middle East region. SkyGate, a Jordanian based satellite communications provider, will offer consumer friendly YahClick broadband internet service plans to home and business users and the education sector in urban, rural and remote locations in the Middle East region, with ...  >>MORE

New YahClick Broadband Portfolio comes to market

Posted on 31/03/2015

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of UAE headquartered Yahsat, has announced that its satellite broadband service, YahClick, yesterday launched YahClick Pick and Click, a brand new product portfolio of simpler, faster and affordable broadband service plans for current and new subscribers. YahClick currently offers a wide variety of options to subscribers in the Middle East, Africa, and South West and Central Asia, with broadband packages designed to support every business and consumer ...  >>MORE

Yahsat chalks out new training plan for Emiratis

Posted on 22/03/2015

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, has announced a new training programme as part of its partnership with Orbital ATK Corporation, the manufacturers of Yahsat's third satellite, Al Yah 3. Hosted in Dulles, Virginia, the programme will see 15 UAE national engineers from Yahsat work alongside top industry experts for a period of six months, at varying time periods during the satellites creation, on the design, development and build of Al Yah 3, set to be launched in Q4 2016. Commenting ...  >>MORE

Yahsat and Thuraya join forces at Satellite 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 18/03/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Yahsat and Thuraya, both UAE-based providers of innovative multi-purpose satellite solutions, have teamed up to exhibit together for the first time at a major industry event. The two companies are co-exhibiting this week at Satellite 2015, the annual international exhibition of satellite technology taking place in Washington, DC. In addition to a CEO keynote speech, members of both Yahsat and Thuraya's senior management teams will be representing their companies at ...  >>MORE

YahClick to provide fast and affordable Internet to a community in South Africa

Posted on 11/03/2015

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of UAE headquartered Yahsat, announces that it has won the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project tender in South Africa. This will see YahClick delivering voice and data services in the country's Northern Cape at a dramatically reduced cost and with a high level of reliability. The SKA is an international initiative to build the world's largest radio telescope, which will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail, thousands of times ...  >>MORE

Yahsat successfully completes rigorous test of new airborne satellite communications system for Advanced Integrated Systems

Posted on 01/03/2015

Yahsat, the UAE-based multipurpose satellite provider, has successfully completed the factory acceptance test for a state-of-the-art airborne satellite communications system developed for its client, Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS), a holistic provider of Homeland Security solutions. The new system includes Ka-band phased-array airborne SATCOM antennae and a secure indoor communications suite. AIS has granted approval of the system following a rigorous review process of the capabilities and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to launch third satellite

Posted on 16/01/2015

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will launch its third communications satellite into orbit by the end of next year. Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, a wholly owned company of the Mubadala Development Company, and Orbital Sciences Corporation announced that they have completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Al Yah 3 spacecraft and payload, costing Dh1.47 billion. The third satellite to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2016 will extend Al Yahsat's commercial Ka-band coverage ...  >>MORE

Yahsat's 3rd satellite to cover an additional 17 countries and 600 million users

Posted on 11/09/2014

Yahsat, the U.A.E.-based satellite operator, has announced the manufacturing and launch partners for the Company's recently announced third satellite, Al Yah 3, set to be launched in Q4 2016. This third satellite, within a decade of operation by Yahsat, extends the company's commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users across Africa and Brazil. In line with Yahsat's strategy of working with the world's leading organisations and positioning the U.A.E. as the ...  >>MORE

Yahsat announces plans to launch third satellite in 2016

Posted on 26/06/2014

Yahsat, the U.A.E.-based satellite operator and a wholly owned company of Mubadala, has announced plans to launch its third satellite, Al Yah 3, in 2016, extending commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users. This third satellite places Yahsat as the world's eighth largest operator in terms of revenue and as a leader in innovative satellite solutions. Homaid Al Shemmari, CEO of Aerospace and Engineering Services at Mubadala, speaking on the announcement, ...  >>MORE

Yahsat: SatCom Satellite Operator of the Year, 2014

Posted on 22/05/2014

Yahsat, the Middle East's satellite service provider, took home the highly coveted SatCom Star Award for Satellite Operator of the Year on their first submission for the award. Yahsat had won the Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013. Since 2012, Yahsat has provided connectivity to residents in un-served and underserviced areas across 28 countries using the company's flagship product, YahClick. Commenting on the award, Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, ...  >>MORE

Yahsat enters into agreement with Astrium and Boeing for Ka-band capabilities for maritime patrol aircraft

Posted on 18/11/2013

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, has expanded its relationship with Astrium and Boeing in the field of aerial platforms for use in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) via Yahsat's government Ka-band capacity. This agreement, which was announced during Dubai Airshow 2013 at Dubai World Central, reaffirms Yahsat's commitment to providing world class services to meet demands for secure, high speed transmission of data. ...  >>MORE

Yahsat Chairman says company brings technology and jobs for UAE citizens

Posted on 31/07/2013

The launch of satellites by UAE companies is vital for creating an independent communications infrastructure and building a generation of Emirati engineers and technicians specialising in the space industry, Jassem Mohammed Al Zaabi, the Chairman of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has said. Yahsat, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi government's strategic investment and development vehicle, launched two satellites in 2011 and 2012. The ...  >>MORE

New satellite Net service launched

Posted on 02/07/2013

A new satellite internet service called YahClick has been launched in the country, which will keep businesses connected in case of internet outages due to subsea internet cables disruption. The new service has been introduced by Abu Dhabi's Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), which is owned by Mubadala and the high speed broadband internet service will be distributed by SkyStream, which is part the Atlas Telecom Group and Safa Telecom, a member of the IEC Telecom Group. ...  >>MORE

Golden years ahead for Thuraya and Yahsat

Posted on 08/05/2013

Stephen O'neil, president of Boeing Satellite, said that the coming 5-10 years will witness a boom in satellite business. "Last Sunday we were talking about Thuraya and Yahsat. The coming five to ten years will be significant for Thuraya. The same applies to Yahsat. They will be more powerful for people and organisations as they will bring them closer to each other. Sami Boustani, chief strategy officer at Yahsat, said that Yahsat is at the core of collaboration between the government and ...  >>MORE

Yahlive gets addition of Fashion One TV in HD

Posted on 20/03/2013

Fashion One, the international channel for fashion, entertainment and lifestyle, is now available for the first time across the Middle East and North Africa exclusively on the YahLive television platform in true 1080i native High Definition. The international television network caters to the audience in the region with content covering the very latest fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle news, profiles of A-list celebrities, luxury brands, holiday destinations and red carpet events. Fashion ...  >>MORE

Yahsat Showcases Yahclick Go at Cabsat 2013

Posted on 14/03/2013

The Yah Satellite communication company, Yahsat, a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala Development Company, has launched "Yahclick Go" yesterday during the Cabsat 2013 Yahsat pavilion visitors can witness Yahclick Go service in real-time through a live satellite broadband communication with a fully equipped Yahsat car driving outside the exhibition. This new service enables broadcast companies, business men and government entities, as well as individuals communicate via a high ...  >>MORE

Yahsat set to roll out satellite broadband service in UAE

Posted on 03/02/2013

Consumers and businesses in the UAE will next month have a new choice of broadband provider following the launch of a satellite-internet service geared towards people in remote areas. The Abu Dhabi-based satellite communications company Yahsat says it will launch its commercial broadband service Yahclick in 20 new markets, including the UAE, by the end of March. The service will mark a third choice of broadband provider in the UAE, after the existing operators Etisalat and du. Yahsat's ...  >>MORE

Yahsat to launch YahClick in five key markets

Posted on 01/08/2012

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator in Abu Dhabi, has yesterday announced that it will launch its innovative YahClick "broadband everyone" satellite service in five key markets. YahClick will provide local businesses and consumers with cost effective, high performance, wide reaching, and reliable internet connectivity. From August 2012, the YahClick service will be available in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Africa, Nigeria, and Angola where access to high performance broadband internet is ...  >>MORE

Yahsat wins SatCom award for most innovative product and service for Africa

Posted on 28/05/2012

Yahsat, the Middle East's leading satellite service provider, picked up a highly coveted SatCom Star Award for the "Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa". The award is a firm endorsement of the potential of Yahsat's "YahClick" service offering which will provide connectivity to residents in unserved and underserviced areas across 28 countries in the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia. The SatCom Star Awards are designed to celebrate the continued growth and success of the ...  >>MORE

Yahsat's second satellite Y1B reaches its final destination

Posted on 15/05/2012

Yahsat's second satellite Y1B has successfully arrived at its point of operations, 47.5 degrees east, roughly above the United Arab Emirates after its successful launch on April 24th (02.18am Abu Dhabi time). Y1B is stationed on a geo-stationary orbit and will work for no less than 15 years providing broadband satellite communication, Internet and corporate data transfer services to clients across the Middle East, Africa, and Southwest Asia. "We are proud to announce the successful launch of ...  >>MORE

Yahsat's second satellite Y1B successfully launched

Posted on 25/04/2012

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC, "Yahsat", has announced the successful launch of its second satellite Y1B. The launch took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan yesterday at 2:18 am Abu Dhabi time. The Y1B weighs more than 6,000 kg and features a spacecraft power of 14kW and has a 15-year design lifetime. It is equipped with a commercial multi-beam Ka-band payload, which will be used to provide a variety of government and commercial applications, including "YahClick", a ...  >>MORE

Yahsat's second Satellite Loaded on Launch Vehicle

Posted on 19/04/2012

After successful transportation from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Commodore, Kazakhstan, Yahsat's second satellite has now been mounted onto its launch vehicle the ILS Proton Breeze M; ready to be moved to its final position on land for its successful launch into space next week. Set to launch on April 24th, Yahsat's Y1B satellite will go through a series of vigorous functional tests and launch rehearsals before the rocket is armed and moved into position for ...  >>MORE

Yahsat to launch Second Satellite next month

Posted on 25/03/2012

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has overseen the transportation of its second satellite Y1B from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. On arrival in Kazakhstan, the Y1B satellite, which was air-freighted by the world's biggest aircraft built in Europe (Antonov), will receive additional testing before it is moved to its final launch position. The Y1B will be launched by an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle in April 2012. The Y1B ...  >>MORE

Yahsat hosts UK Secretary of State for Defence

Posted on 15/03/2012

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, yesterday hosted a visit by the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond. Philip Hammond and a delegation of senior UK officials were received by Jassem Mohamed Al Zaabi, Executive Director of Mubadala's Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit, Rashed Al Ghafri, General Manager of YahService, and a delegation of senior officials of the UAE Armed Forces. The visit, ...  >>MORE

Yahsat launches new VSAT service based on Indirect Evolution Platform

Posted on 01/03/2012

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat) yesterday announced that YahService, its end-to-end managed satellite solutions division, has launched a new VSAT service. This VSAT service, which is based on the highly successful iDirect Evolution Platform and Cisco's unified communication system, is launching on the opening day of CABSAT, the Middle East's largest digital media '&' satellite expo. Yahsat is exhibiting during the show, which runs between 28 February and 1 March 2012 at ...  >>MORE

Delays at cosmodrome force Yahsat to reschedule second satellite launch

Posted on 20/02/2012

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat) has yesterday announced that the scheduled February launch of its Y1B satellite, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has been postponed until April 2012, due to reasons beyond its control. The delay to the Y1B has been the direct result of two failed launch attempts of the SES- 4 satellite, which was originally due to launch in December 2011. The rescheduled January launch date of the SES satellite was again cancelled due to ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat mulls third satellite for region

Posted on 02/02/2012

The Abu Dhabi-owned satellite company Yahsat is evaluating the launch of a third spacecraft. Y1A, the company's first satellite, blasted into orbit last April from Kourou, French Guiana, in what was Abu Dhabi's first venture in the satellite industry. A second communications spacecraft is slated to be launched later this year, as part of Yahsat's total investment of Dh7 billion (US$1.9bn). Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, the chief executive of Yahsat, said a third satellite was under ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to launch second satellite soon

Posted on 24/01/2012

Abu Dhabi is preparing to launch its second satellite into orbit within a couple of months, according to a senior official of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, or Yahsat Yahsat, which is fully-owned by Mubadala, in April last year sent its first satellite into space. "Yahsat is the region's first hybrid military and commercial satellite firm, which spent US$1 billion to on its space programme, comprising two satellites which have civilian as well military usage. Manufactured by ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi satellite all set to star

Posted on 10/10/2011

A satellite owned by Abu Dhabi is to start broadcasting high-definition television programming to the Arab world and beyond by the end of the year. Yahsat, Abu Dhabi's first commercial satellite company, is in talks with major media companies in the region to start carrying TV stations on its Y1A satellite, which blasted into orbit in April. The satellite is expected to beam television and telecommunications signals to more than 20 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Tareq ...  >>MORE

Yahsat to bring broadband access to remote UAE areas

Posted on 11/05/2011

The internet broadband facilities that will be provided in the UAE by the Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company's (Yahsat) second satellite will be a ‘game changer' for the country's internet provision industry, a leading communications executive said in the capital yesterday. The satellite Y1B, which is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year, will be one of the first providers of internet broadband access to remote areas of the UAE and other countries ...  >>MORE

Yahsat sends first command to Y1A from Abu Dhabi

Posted on 10/05/2011

Yahsat has sent its first command to Y1A from the company's satellite control centre in Al Falah, Abu Dhabi. The satellite, which was launched on April 23, 2011 by Arianespace, had remained under the control of the manufacturers as it was brought to its final orbital position at 52.5 degrees east. This event also marks the first time Yahsat's team of Emirati engineers has controlled Y1A, a task many have spent the past 18 months preparing for. "This is a defining moment for our team as, in ...  >>MORE

Yahsat's first satellite hits its mark

Posted on 09/05/2011

Yahsat's first satellite has successfully arrived at its point of operations, 52.5 degrees east, roughly above the United Arab Emirates. In this operational position, satellite Y1A now looks down on a service area including Africa, Europe, the Middle East and South-West Asia. "This is a very significant step as we move towards activating Yahsat's services for our customers across the coverage regions," says Jassem Mohamed Al Zaabi, CEO of Yahsat and Executive Director of Mubadala Information, ...  >>MORE

Yahsat launch enables UAE to become a regional powerhouse

Posted on 25/04/2011

A satellite launched by Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat on Saturday will enable the UAE to become a regional powerhouse in the field of technology and communications, say experts. "In my opinion, the new satellite will provide enhanced infrastructure to the ever-increasing growth of telecommunications and related services in the UAE. The mobile phone usage... and the internet penetration in the UAE is among the highest in the region. The advanced infrastructure will usher in growth of these services ...  >>MORE

Yahsat's first satellite successfully launched

Posted on 24/04/2011

Yahsat's Y1A has successfully launched from the European Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The Ariane 5 rocket carrying the spacecraft lifted off at 1:37am Abu Dhabi time. I would like to express my pride and gratitude during this moment of achievement," said Jassem Mohamed Al Saabi, CEO of Yahsat and Executive Director of Mubadala Information, Communications and Technology. "This success is the direct result of the unwavering vision, dedication and hard work of our leadership, ...  >>MORE

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Yahsat appoints Mona Al Muhairi as Chief Human Capital Officer


Panasonic Avionics and Yahsat announce landmark connectivity services agreement aimed at Middle East mobility market


Report: UAE among first in Arab world to launch satellite for trade and investment purposes


Yahsat closer to expanding more satellite broadband across Brazil and Africa


Yahsat signs new service partnership with Clicksat in Pakistan


YahClick launches Pakistan’s first Ka-band satellite broadband service


Yahsat set on creating a launch pad for the UAE in space exploration


YahClick signs new service partnership with SkyGate


New YahClick Broadband Portfolio comes to market


Yahsat chalks out new training plan for Emiratis


Yahsat and Thuraya join forces at Satellite 2015 in Washington, D.C.


YahClick to provide fast and affordable Internet to a community in South Africa


Yahsat successfully completes rigorous test of new airborne satellite communications system for Advanced Integrated Systems


Abu Dhabi to launch third satellite


Yahsat's 3rd satellite to cover an additional 17 countries and 600 million users


Yahsat announces plans to launch third satellite in 2016


Yahsat: SatCom Satellite Operator of the Year, 2014


Yahsat enters into agreement with Astrium and Boeing for Ka-band capabilities for maritime patrol aircraft


Yahsat Chairman says company brings technology and jobs for UAE citizens


New satellite Net service launched


Golden years ahead for Thuraya and Yahsat


Yahlive gets addition of Fashion One TV in HD


Yahsat Showcases Yahclick Go at Cabsat 2013


Yahsat set to roll out satellite broadband service in UAE


Yahsat to launch YahClick in five key markets


Yahsat wins SatCom award for most innovative product and service for Africa


Yahsat's second satellite Y1B reaches its final destination


Yahsat's second satellite Y1B successfully launched


Yahsat's second Satellite Loaded on Launch Vehicle


Yahsat to launch Second Satellite next month


Yahsat hosts UK Secretary of State for Defence


Yahsat launches new VSAT service based on Indirect Evolution Platform


Delays at cosmodrome force Yahsat to reschedule second satellite launch


Abu Dhabi's Yahsat mulls third satellite for region


Abu Dhabi to launch second satellite soon


Abu Dhabi satellite all set to star


Yahsat to bring broadband access to remote UAE areas


Yahsat sends first command to Y1A from Abu Dhabi


Yahsat's first satellite hits its mark


Yahsat launch enables UAE to become a regional powerhouse


Yahsat's first satellite successfully launched