YahClick sponsors 2018 Pakistan Open Squash Championship
- YahClick, the satellite broadband internet service of UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat, supports the revival of one of the most prestigious global squash tournaments held in Pakistan
- YahClick’s mission to provide critical connectivity that unlocks human potential aligns with the tournaments’ purpose of bringing out excellence in the world’s most accomplished squash players.
- The tournament hosted by Sindh Squash Association will see 48 leading players from 20 countries compete between November 28 and December 2.
Karachi - Pakistan, 28 November 2018 – YahClick, the satellite broadband internet service of UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat, announced its co-sponsorship of the upcoming 2018 Pakistan Open Squash Championship in Karachi today. The event hosted by Sindh Squash Association is one of the most prestigious squash tournaments in the world, welcoming 48 leading squash players from 20 countries.
The tournament that has returned after a ten-year hiatus will commence on November 28 and run through to December 2 at Karachi’s DA Creek Club. YahClick’s sponsorship of the tournament builds upon the shared vision with the Sindh Squash Association of connecting communities to foster excellence. As YahClick seeks to provide global connectivity, helping to unlock human potential, the satellite broadband provider sees the sponsorship as a fitting collaboration to reinforce its brand value as well as support the revival of this global event.
YahClick’s arrival in Pakistan in 2015 enabled several communities and businesses, especially in underserved markets, to get access to high-speed, reliable and cost-effective connectivity. By delivering the benefits of high-performance broadband satellite internet through the country’s trusted Service Partners, YahClick has contributed to fostering digital inclusion in Pakistan.
“As an enterprise dedicated to unlocking the potential of communities through connectivity, we’re excited to be a part of the revival of this prestigious event.” commented Sajid Mangrio, VP Sales Central Asia at Yahsat. “Our sponsorship reflects YahClick’s commitment to support the nation’s journey towards socio-economic progress. By lending support to the upcoming global squash tournament, we hope to play our part in promoting excellence through sports in Pakistan. We wish all of this year’s players the very best of luck.” he added.
The championship which is registered with the Professional Squash Association and approved by the Pakistan Squash Federation will see iconic Pakistani sportsmen and squash legends in attendance. The honourable Pakistani President, Mr. Arif Alvi, will be the guest of honour during the finals.
"It is an honour to be hosting this global event which I am certain will be watched by all sports lovers across the world. We hope that this event sets the stage for many such successful events in the future. We’re also proud to welcome YahClick as a sponsor and we thank them for supporting the return of this tournament.” said Rashid Ahmad, Honorary Secretary of the Sindh Squash Association.
As YahClick deepens its broadband penetration within Pakistan and across markets in the Middle East, Africa and South West Asia, it also endeavours to help drive social change. To that end, YahClick is playing an important role in developing a stronger ICT sector in underserved markets as well as through supporting community engagements such as sponsoring the 2018 Pakistan Open Squash Championship.
Yahsat provides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, government, and communications use across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe in addition to Central and South West Asia. Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the investment vehicle of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Yahsat is the first company in the Middle East and Africa to offer multi-purpose Ka-band satellite services including:
YahClick - offers broadband satellite solutions for home and business
Yahsat Government Solutions - offers managed solutions and government capacity
YahLink - offers IP trunking solutions, corporate networking and backhauling capacity
Yahlive – a joint venture between Yahsat and SES, offers premium services to broadcasters and a select choice of TV channels
Yahsat’s first satellite Al Yah 1 was successfully launched in April 2011, and the company’s second satellite Al Yah 2 was successfully launched in April 2012. With its third satellite, Al Yah 3, launched on January 25th, 2018, the commercial Ka-band coverage has extended to an additional 20 markets reaching 60% of Africa’s population and over 95% of Brazil’s population, marking the company’s first entry into Brazil.
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