Yahsat, a global satellite service provider based in Abu Dhabi, announced Monday that its mobility arm, Thuraya, and its satellite broadband solutions provider, YahClick, have entered into a new service partnership to launch their mobility and data services in South Sudan in collaboration with a local startup, Gate for Technologies (G4T).
Under this partnership, Thuraya and YahClick will offer satellite-enabled connectivity solutions to several high-growth sectors in South Sudan, addressing specific requirements, which would contribute to the reconstruction of the East African nation.
As South Sudan strives to rebuild critical sectors of its economy, consistent and reliable connectivity will play an increasingly vital role in advancing socioeconomic development, said Ali Al Hashemi, chief executive officer of Yahsat Group, in a press release issued in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.
“We look forward to expanding our presence and offerings through this partnership with G4T. Together, we can leverage our combined expertise and in-depth understanding for the benefit of the South Sudanese economy.”
Within the scope of this agreement, Thuraya’s satellite technology will connect remote communities and support the government in its efforts to develop the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure and enable e-government services. Yahsat will also collaborate with humanitarian agencies based in the country, providing them with essential connectivity to support underserved areas.
Nhial Deng Nhial, the managing director of G4T, said that the new service agreement would leverage G4T’s market presence and partnerships with government entities, non-governmental organizations, mobile network operators, telemedicine, education and the oil and gas sectors.