Yahsat has launched its satellite broadband service, YahClick, in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
The introduction of YahClick could help increase Internet access in a nation where only 27% of the population is thought to be online.
YahClick will provide broadband connectivity to businesses, organisations, government agencies and more in remote areas of the West African nation.
As Yahsat Africa manager Yannick Kashila told the AFP news agency: “This broadband satellite service promises to improve telecommunication capacities across the country which until now have been very weak.”
The AFP also quoted Morris Michael Kofi, head of Cee-Net Technologies, an Internet technology supplier and Yahsat partner. he said: “Today in 2018, having good Internet connectivity has a direct influence on the economic development of a developing nation. A 10% increase of broadband connectivity can have a positive impact equating to around 1.4% of GDP in a developing country.”
Currently, three operators comprise most of the mobile market in Côte d’Ivoire: Orange, MTN and Moov.
Earlier this year, Yahsat took over Thuraya.