Emirati Yahsat rolls out internet service in Cameroon

Satellite communications services provider Emirati Yahsat is providing internet services through its broadband offering YahClick in Cameroon.

Yahsat recently declared that they want to improve the West African country’s broadband internet penetration rate and offer internet connectivity in places where mobile operators and access providers’ fibre optic infrastructure is unavailable or weak.

In Cameroon, Yahsat will battle against the likes of Cameroon Telecommunications (CamTel) which inked a deal with Belgian provider of VSAT services SatADSL to provide satellite broadband internet services.

Cameroon’s satellite internet service market consists of players like Bloosat and GoSat.

In July 2018, Yahsat introduced plans to extend its operations across West Africa when it launched YahClick at West Africa Com.

The Chief Commercial Officer of Yahsat, Farhad Khan, stated, “Africa is a high-priority market for us, and with the commercial readiness of our third satellite Al Yah 3, we are now able to offer our broadband connectivity solutions to even more markets across the continent.”

Furthermore, Yahsat has already showed interest in extending its operations in Africa to five new markets in West Africa including Senegal and Gambia through Yahsat’s service partner Arc Telecom, in Ivory Coast through CEE-NET, in Benin through Isocel, and in Ghana through Teledata and Comsys.