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Yahsat to Provide Satellite Broadband Service to Brazil

By | December 3, 2018
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Artist’s rendition of Al Yah 3. Photo: Yahsat

Yahsat officially launched its Ka-band satellite broadband service in Brazil this month. Yahsat hopes that bringing its service to Brazil will assist in addressing the country’s shortage of reliable internet connectivity, which traditionally relies on any terrestrial internet connectivity.

Yahsat’s presence in Brazil across 234 municipalities marks a significant milestone in the company’s international expansion strategy. By bringing previously unavailable satellite broadband service to several areas of Brazil, Yahsat is working to expand connectivity to underserved communities.

Yahsat’s expansion into Brazil comes on the back of the launch as well as commercial readiness of Yahsat’s third satellite Al Yah 3, earlier this year. According to the release, the Emirati-engineered and built Al Yah 3 satellite covers over 95 percent of Brazil’s population across more than 5,000 municipalities. Backed by Al Yah 3, Yahsat will also offer economic, high data rate backhaul links for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunications operators, in addition to broadband satellite internet service.