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TMCNet:  YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

[November 22, 2012]

YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, Nov 22, 2012 /African Press Organization via COMTEX/ -- Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi, UAE, based satellite operator, is gearing up to launch its innovative YahClick "broadband everyone" satellite service in South Sudan over the coming months. The hotly anticipated service is set to provide wide reaching, high performance, satellite broadband Internet to unserved and underserved locations and communities across the country.

Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/yahsat.jpg Yahsat selected local based Internet Service Provider RCS-Communication as their Service Partner for South Sudan based on RCS-Communication's in-country experience, proven track record of delivering new and innovative services and a common focus to bring faster and more affordable Internet connectivity to a wide range of users.

Commenting on the upcoming launch, Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani, Yahsat CEO, stated, "As the world's youngest country, South Sudan is facing multiple infrastructure building priorities. YahClick brings internet connectivity instantly to the population, irrespective of the state of the local telecommunications infrastructure that is within their reach. YahClick therefore fast tracks connectivity to this young country beyond what is humanly possible with the time and expense it takes to expand fixed or wireless internet solutions.

"Providing much needed internet connectivity to a new nation presents YahClick with tremendous opportunity as well as pride in helping address at least one of the many requirements of this young country. Having affordable, reliable and instantly available high performance internet will be a fundamental tool to help new and established businesses and individuals in South Sudan achieve their full potential." Flippie Odendal, RCS-Communication, Republic of South Sudan, Managing Director stated, "YahClick is the first Ka-band satellite internet service in Africa that offers true broadband speeds at affordable prices. We are proud to bring the service to South Sudan and anticipate a wide interest across the country." "Based on anticipated growth we will be adding and training VSAT technicians and support staff (with a focus on South Sudanese candidates) to our existing team. Parallel to this process we will be running extensive tests of the new service and processes over the next months to ensure all aspects are working well before the service is made available to clients." Yahsat believes in providing individuals with a platform to access information no matter their geographical location, thus enabling them, through the power of information to enhance and help change their world in order for them to have a positive economic and societal impact on the world around them.

Al Hosani added, "Our YahClick service aims to bring broadband to everyone and deliver the power of Internet collaboration to individuals and global communities across three continents. We believe it is the right of every individual to have high speed and reliable Internet. Our team is excited about the prospect of helping connect a portion of the world's un-served communities in the Republic of South Sudan and providing them with the tools to aid their own success." Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC "Yahsat".

For more information on the YahClick service log onto http://www.yahsat.ae/YahClick or write to yahclick@rcs-communication.com About Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC "Yahsat" Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae) provides multipurpose satellite solutions (commercial and government) for broadband, broadcast, military, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company PJSC (http://www.mubadala.ae), the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose satellite services: - YahClick - the satellite broadband service - YahSecure - the government satellite service - YahLink - the satellite connectivity service - YahService - end to end managed satellite solutions - YahCarrier - satellite solutions for telecommunications carriers Yahsat's first satellite Y1A was successfully launched in April 2011 and its second satellite Y1B was successfully launched in April 2012. YahClick began roll out in July 2012, serving 28 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Central and South West Asia with reliable and cost effective satellite broadband connectivity in urban, rural and remote areas.

About RCS-Radio & Satellite Communication Ltd "RCS-Communication" The RCS business group consists of different legal entities operating in a number of African countries. The first business entity was established in Uganda in 1996.

RCS-Communication (http://www.rcs-communication.com) is a professional ICT (Information Communication Technologies) company that offers a wide range of Internet connectivity, mobile satellite and other ICT solutions in partnership with selected suppliers and service partners across East and Central Africa.

RCS-Communication's focus is on businesses and organisations looking for a service provider that understands the terrain, accepts responsibility for performance and ensures future relevance for clients in a fast-changing world.

Press contacts Yahsat: Sarah Mheidly Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Abu Dhabi Phone: 971 55 217 7011 Email: media@yahsat.ae

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