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Yahsat wins rights to operate as Brazilian operator

ABU DHABI, March 4, 2016

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has been awarded a license to operate its upcoming Ka-band satellite, Al Yah 3, by the National Telecommunications Agency, Anatel, in Brazil. 
 
The award of the license follows Yahsat's success in an auction held by Anatel in May last year, offering satellite operators the option to bid for rights to operate a satellite, as a Brazilian operator, over Brazil. 
 
Upon winning the auction, Yahsat elected to use the license for Al Yah 3, positioned at the 20oW orbital slot.
 
Al Yah 3 will cover over 95 per cent of Brazil's population across more than 5,000 municipalities offering high-speed, affordable broadband satellite internet services as well as economic, high data rate backhaul links for ISPs and telecommunications operators.
 
Masood M Sharif Mahmood, Yahsat chief executive officer, said: "This is a moment of great pride for us, as Yahsat will be operating as a major provider for communications in Brazil. 
 
“Our market entry has taken many years of planning from our headquarters in Abu Dhabi and we would like to thank the UAE government for their unwavering support of Yahsat's international expansion."
 
Yahsat's third satellite, Al Yah 3, is scheduled for service launch in early next year, extending the company's commercial ka-band coverage to an additional 19 countries and 600 million users across Brazil and Africa. - TradeArabia News Service



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