Thuraya and YahClick Partner with Gate for Technologies Co. Ltd (G4T) to Boost Satellite-enabled Connectivity in South Sudan

Service partnership agreement covers vital sectors including government, telemedicine, education, NGOs, oil and gas, and Mobile Network Operators 

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 October 2023 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC, the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX” under symbol: YAHSAT), today announced that its mobility arm, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, and its satellite broadband solutions provider, YahClick have signed a new service partnership to launch their mobility and data services in South Sudan in cooperation with the South Sudanese start-up Gate for Technologies (G4T).

Through this partnership, Thuraya and YahClick will provide several high-growth sectors in South Sudan with satellite-enabled connectivity solutions designed to serve specific requirements, constituting a significant step forward in the national efforts to re-build the Africa country.
The launch of Thuraya and YahClick’s services took place in Juba, in the presence of Government officials from South Sudan, Thuraya’s VP of Sales in the Middle East and Africa, Mr. Ammar Al Nuaimi and AVP for Africa region, Mr. Sami Hagana Ali.

The two companies’ reliable, affordable and easily accessible services and solutions have positioned them as the preferred mobile satellite communications provider in Africa. Yahsat has a longstanding commitment to the continent and its decision to launch Thuraya’s mobility services in South Sudan will help to accelerate its growth, development and digital transformation in response to increasing demand for connectivity solutions.

Under the 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 by providing them with the essential connectivity to support underserved areas.

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, said: “Yahsat is proud to have a long and successful track record of nearly two decades in Africa, through our mobility arm, Thuraya and our broadband solutions provider, Yahclick. The new service partner agreement with Gate for Technologies reinforces our strong commitment to South Sudan and the African continent. As the country seeks to re-build critical sectors of the economy, consistent and reliable connectivity will increasingly play an integral role in furthering socio-economic development. We look forward to deepening our presence and expanding our 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.” 
Nhial Deng Nhial, Managing Director of Gate for Technologies said: “It is a great honour and privilege for us, and G4T in particular and the entire South Sudan, to sign the Service Partner Agreement with Thuraya, which marks the participation of a cutting-edge technology provider like Yahsat in the growth and development of the nascent South Sudanese telecoms sector. We are unlocking opportunities to fast track the digital transformation of the whole nation.”
The new service agreement will leverage G4T market presence and partnerships with government entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), mobile network operators (MNOs), telemedicine, education and oil and gas sectors.

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