Yahsat, a satellite communication company, has signed a contract with Nigerian satellite operator NIGCOMSAT to enhance broadband connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Nigeria. The project, set to commence later this year, aims to provide faster and more reliable internet access through YahClick, Yahsat’s subsidiary.
The partnership between YahClick and NIGCOMSAT is expected to improve broadband penetration in the region and expand access to essential electronic services. The enhancements will result in increased speeds of up to 25 Mbps for standard users and up to 100 Mbps for corporate users, enabling the delivery of crucial education, healthcare, and various other public and corporate services.
With Nigeria’s population exceeding 200 million people, this initiative holds immense potential in bridging the digital divide and reaching underserved communities. By strengthening the in-country infrastructure, the Nigerian government and private organizations will be able to successfully deploy critical electronic services throughout the country.
Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sulaiman Al Ali, expressed his delight in adding NIGCOMSAT to YahClick’s list of partners in Africa. He emphasized the importance of reliable in-country infrastructure for the success of Nigeria’s digital transformation. Yahsat’s extensive experience in providing advanced and affordable technologies will contribute to the accessible delivery of services even in remote regions.
This collaboration marks a significant step forward in improving broadband prospects and expanding connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, aligning with the global push for digital inclusion and socio-economic development.