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Yahsat partners with Ericsson to offer connectivity services

Yahsat partners with Ericsson to offer connectivity services
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Abu Dhabi - Mubasher: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has partnered with Nasdaq-listed Ericsson to offer private network, data, and internet connectivity services across the oil and gas, mining, and ports industries.

Under the agreement, Yahsat's advanced telecommunication services and solutions will integrate with Ericsson's private networks solutions and devices across these industries, according to a press release on Thursday.

The two companies will extend their services and applications, including remote sensing, video surveillance, UAVs and drones, geo-positioning, and backhaul solutions for offshore oil rig sites, across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Hence, these solutions will deploy the technology and connectivity ecosystem necessary for automation and IoT adoption in these industries.

Yahsat Group CEO, Ali Al Hashemi, said: "Leveraging our combined areas of expertise, we are confident that we will play a key role in overcoming the access and connectivity challenges facing these critical industries and further build upon our strong value proposition to prime customer segments, regionally and internationally."

Meanwhile, the Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses at Ericsson, Åsa Tamsons, commented: "Ericsson's private network solution, combined with Yahsat’s satellite connectivity and services, will empower advanced IoT use cases. Predictive maintenance, connected worker, augmented reality, sensor-based monitoring, and automated guided vehicles are some exciting examples."