Launch of Al Yah 3 milestone on UAE's ambitious space programme: Al Shamsi

United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2018

The launch of Al Yah 3 is a key milestone on the UAE's ambitious space programme that reflects the determination of the country's wise leadership to deliver the future, Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya Telecommunications Company, said.

Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the UAE, has confirmed the launch of Al Yah 3, the third satellite in the company’s fleet. The launch is a key achievement in Yahsat’s strategy to expand its Ka-band coverage across Africa and to establish a presence in Latin America.

Yahsat has provided significant services to a number of African schools, including healthcare services in remote areas through data communication via satellite, Al Shamsi added in statements marking the launch of Al Yah 3.

'The UAE has a rich track record of achievements in areas of satellite communications since the establishment of Al Thuraya,' he added, noting that the company is providing clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the world via satellite and across the globe through unique GSM roaming capabilities.

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