Telkom Consumer and YahClick have signed an agreement which enables individual and business consumers to make high quality voice calls and access broadband data packages from anywhere in SA using only a satellite connection. For Phase 1, Telkom will commence with migrating a number of identified consumer customers first and launch to new customers in early 2021.
This significantly expands access to affordable connectivity in rural areas nationally without access to fibre.
YahClick Satellite Services will deliver the Telkom data and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) packages through its Satellite Platforms, using the latest Hughes Gateway and Ground Segment technology.
“This agreement enables us to seamlessly connect our customers nationwide. Our data service with YahClick means we can overcome physical infrastructure constraints and give customers everywhere in South Africa the chance to enjoy high speed connectivity to study online, to work, and to stream content,” Telkom Consumer CEO Serame Taukobong says.
The new satellite offering will also be a game changer for any business or government services in rural areas which will soon be able to connect reliably and affordably using Telkom’s satellite packages.
YahClick CEO Farhad Khan says the agreement with Telkom “expands high quality digital inclusion across South Africa and will really help communities to overcome communication barriers caused by the lack of connectivity.”
YahClick is Africa’s leading satellite broadband service provider from the UAE-based global satellite operator, Yahsat, and its partner Hughes Network Systems. YahClick utilises the efficiencies of the reusable ka-band satellite frequency and multi-spot beam technology to make satellite broadband affordable and dependable for consumers across the world who do not have access to reliable internet connectivity.