Yahsat, Talia sign multimillion-dollar agreement

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has recently announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with Talia, a teleport, satellite and terrestrial network operator.Yahsat

Under the terms of the agreement, Talia is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s upcoming Ka-band Al Yah 3 satellite, located at 20 degree W, to be launched in 2017, alongside existing services on the Y1B satellite.

According to both companies, the arrangement will provide Talia’s customers in the Middle East and Africa with a tightly integrated offering and a tailor-made solutions. “The addition of Yahsat to our coverage builds on our strong and growing relationship with satellite operators. This further extends our infrastructure and network operations, enabling the delivery of protected and secure communications to our strategic customers,” said Alan Afrasiab, President, Talia.

Farhad Khan, Yahsat’s Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Talia as a long-term client. This agreement is yet another example of Yahsat’s growth strategy, which will be further enabled by the launch of our third satellite, adding 20 new markets to our existing footprint. We are thrilled that Talia believes in our cutting-edge technology solutions, the team’s capabilities and our commitment to the delivery of customised, bespoke services.”

The agreement also entails that Talia will have access to Yahsat’s latest VNO services, powered by its satellite broadband service YahClick from the Y1B satellite.

The benefits of YahClick’s VNO services are expansive and will enable Talia to leverage high-speed and economical capacity of YahClick’s network besides having full control and management of its allotted capacity. Talia can also commission, control and monitor its remote sites while designing and configuring its end-to-end IP network.

“Having full control and management over its own capacity would deliver flexibility while providing Talia with high-speed and economical Ka-band capacity,” said Khan. “In addition, the company will be supported by our high-level technical team to offer far-reaching broadband coverage across the Middle East and Africa.”

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