Is Mubadala preparing to monetize Yahsat? TBD, but Yahsat CEO says: ‘We’re ready’

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— If ever there was a time when Mubadala Investment Co. might consider monetizing its investment in satellite fleet operator Yahsat, this is it:

— After tinkering with its broadband strategy, Yahsat appears to have put the business on a growth track in Latin America with its joint-venture agreements with experienced broadband hardware and service provide Hughes Network Systems — whose owner, EchoStar Corp., has $2.5 billion in cash.

— Yahsat’s purchase of mobile satellite services provider Thuraya, and . . .

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