Yahsat takes equity stake in geostationary-satellite-IoT startup eSAT Global, plans service start in late 2023

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Yahsat has purchased a minority share of L-band GEO-satellite-to-telephone messaging service startup eSAT Global Inc., with Yahsat’s Thuraya mobile satellite services provider signing a commercial agreement to access eSAT’s services provided through Thuraya’s satellites.

UAE-based Yahsat did not disclose the amount of the investment, but said it gives the company a foothold “to participate in a fast-growing sector that is still significantly under-penetrated and is closely aligned with Yahsat’s strategy of prioritizing . . .

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