2021-09-10

Yahsat Partners with Cobham SATCOM to Deliver Industry-Leading Capabilities for its Mobile Satellite Systems

Source: Cobham SATCOM

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”) listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX”) under (SYMBOL: YAHSAT) (ISIN: AEA007501017), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, today announced that it has selected Cobham SATCOM, the world’s leading provider of satellite communications solutions to the land, aeronautical and maritime industries, to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and products, to operate as part of its next-generation Thuraya 4-NGS system.

Cobham SATCOM’s expertise and capabilities will further enhance Yahsat’s Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) advanced broadband data services, enabling the Thuraya 4-NGS ground network with 4G and 5G capabilities and features. Yahsat seeks to increase its share in the global satellite data services, market which is currently valued at more than US$5 billion and is projected to reach more than US$19 billion by 2027.[1]

Cobham SATCOM’s solutions will also increase connection speeds, enabling integrated end-to-end customer solutions, and expand Thuraya’s ecosystem to provide superior and pioneering features in the mobile satellite communications sector. The partnership will enhance Yahsat’s services to several key customer segments in land, maritime and aeronautical, including military, government and enterprise.

This partnership agreement is transformative for the Group, its customers and business partners. It will enable the provision of best-in-class solutions, delivery of mobile satellite connectivity at the highest speeds in the market and broaden Yahsat and Thuraya’s product and service offering, creating a platform for further innovation and development of features and applications across a wide range of sectors. Critically, it further strengthens Yahsat’s position as an industry leader and lays a solid foundation to support future growth.