Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mubadala Petroleum to explore the provision of satellite services to support connectivity across the latter’s assets in Southeast Asia.
The partnership reinforces Yahsat’s position as a preferred partner for satellite communication technology and critical infrastructure to a number of industries, including the oil and gas sector.
The MOU sets out a roadmap to develop tailored services across Mubadala Petroleum’s diverse locations, designed specifically for the energy sector.
It was signed at Adipec by Khalid Al Kaf, Chief Operations Officer of Yahsat, and Mazin Al Lamki, Chief Operating Officer of Mubadala Petroleum. 
Both companies will explore how Yahsat’s industry-leading satellite-based technologies and extensive coverage across EMEA and Asia can support Mubadala Petroleum’s critical operations, including connectivity between Mubadala Petroleum’s site offices, associated data centres and HQ.
Ali Al Hashemi, Group CEO, Yahsat said: “Yahsat has unique capabilities and the experience to support Mubadala Petroleum’s regional operations. We look forward to leveraging this partnership to advance our growth and expansion into the wider Middle East region and Asia.”
Mansoor Mohamed Al Hamed, CEO, Mubadala Petroleum, said: “Digital platforms are critical to the success of our business and we have invested heavily in building a digital transformation strategy that supports our business goals. We are pleased to enter this partnership with a homegrown leader in satellite communications and explore how this collaboration can deliver enhanced services that support our operational excellence.”
Based in Abu Dhabi, Yahsat offers multi-mission satellite services in more than 150 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia.  Its fleet of 5 satellites reaches more than 80 per cent of the world’s population, enabling critical communications including broadband, broadcasting, backhauling and mobility solutions. –Tradearabia News Service