CIO East Africa reports that Abu Dhabi-based satellite communications operator, Yahsat, has partnered with South Sudan’s SSCOOP SS Cooperative ‘SCOOP’ to offer satellite broadband service to the country.
According to the report users in business, government, communities, and those at home will have access to instant high-speed Internet connectivity.
It is reported that SCOOP will join Yahsat’s existing service provider in the region, RCS, to bolster presence in that market.
Shawkat Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer at Yahsat, is quoted by CIO East Africa as saying, “”We strongly believe in the market demand for affordable internet connectivity in a rapidly emerging market such as South Sudan. It is very important for Yahsat to make its much needed YahClick service as widely available as possible in this market. As a partner for YahClick, SCOOP will provide set-up and maintenance services for businesses and home users, contributing to building the nation’s digital economy.”
The publication also quotes David Alan Cubbin, CEO of SCOOP, South Sudan, as saying, “YahClick will provide connectivity to South Sudan, including remote areas which have been affected by the recent internal conflicts and the poor economic situation, leaving parts of the Republic without any internet connection at all. YahClick is definitely a key solution to the current demand for reliable and affordable Internet connection in the Republic. Residents of South Sudan can now enjoy reliable, high speed and affordable internet without having to wait for terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure to be installed in their location.”