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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - THURAYA SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Thuraya to showcase Connected Ambulance at Arab Health 2017

Posted on 30/01/2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company will showcase a "Connected Ambulance" at this year's Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, which will start on Monday at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The emergency vehicle will feature an integrated telemedicine solution and a Thuraya IP Voyager terminal. The exhibition will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30th January to 2nd February, and will include live demonstrations of the Connected Ambulance. These demonstrations will be presented in ...  >>MORE

Thuraya boosts ITU disaster preparedness and response efforts

Posted on 12/01/2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has donated new supplies of emergency telecommunication equipment to the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, under the decade old Emergency Telecommunications support arrangement. This donation will strengthen the ITU's capacity in natural disaster preparedness, search and rescue, and response through the use of state-of-the-art mobile satellite communication equipment. Thuraya's satellite equipment will enhance the scale at which the ITU can deploy ...  >>MORE

Thuraya, Ooredoo Maldives sign deal to provide fisheries

Posted on 20/10/2016

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a UAE based satellite services operator and Ooredoo Maldives yesterday announced an agreement to supply resorts and fisheries with mobile satellite products and services across the archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The initial phase of the agreement will provide fisheries and anglers with voice products and broadband connectivity over Thuraya's satellite network. The agreement addresses a mandate issued by the Maldives government, progressively requiring ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches IP Commander for mission-critical operations

Posted on 24/03/2016

Leading mobile satellite services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has announced the launch of the IP Commander, a robust voice and data terminal that provides reliable broadband access. Purpose-built for military, government, civil defence and emergency response teams, Thuraya IP Commander is engineered to enable mission-critical voice and data connectivity in minutes, however remote your location, the MMS operator said. The most rugged vehicular terminal in the market, Thuraya ...  >>MORE

Thuraya's CEO named Satellite Executive Of The Year

Posted on 01/10/2015

Thuraya's CEO Samer Halawi has been named "Satellite Executive of the Year" by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC). Halawi was recognized at the organization's 12th annual awards ceremony, which took place in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the APSCC's 2015 Satellite Conference and Exhibition. Halawi, CEO said, "On behalf of Thuraya and our whole team, I am really grateful to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our contribution to the satellite industry. It ...  >>MORE

Thuraya appoints first woman to serve as a Board Member

Posted on 21/04/2015

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has appointed an Emirati woman to its Board of Directors, the first woman to join the board since its inception. Farah Al Mazrui, a UAE national who joined the board effective 31st March, holds an MSc in Risk Management and Financial Engineering from the Tanaka Business School at Imperial College and a BSc Hons in Economics from the Queen Mary University of London. "Farah's extensive commercial and government financial experience will strengthen Thuraya's ...  >>MORE

Thuraya partners with SOS Children’s Villages to connect remote communities in the Central African Republic

Posted on 24/10/2014

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator yesterday announced its partnership with SOS Children's Villages International's Gulf Area Office to bring satellite connectivity to remote communities in the Central African Republic (CAR). The collaboration facilitates communication between SOS Children's Villages in the CAR, helping the charitable organisation connect its programs as well as coordinate emergency preparedness and response teams within the ...  >>MORE

Thuraya’s Young Innovative Internship Programme attracts outstanding young talent from Khalifa University

Posted on 16/07/2014

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the U.A.E.-based Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, has launched the Young Innovative Internship Programme (YIIP) which is designed to work with national universities to source, recruit and train U.A.E. national interns for different divisions within the company. As part of the programme, Thuraya welcomed six new engineering interns from Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research this summer. The students, Abeer Al Yammahi, electrical and ...  >>MORE

Thuraya announces partnership with US-based Satcom Direct

Posted on 23/04/2014

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Mobile Satellite Services operator, yesterday announced its partnership with Satcom Direct, a US-based provider of voice and data communication services. The agreement will see Satcom Direct expand its portfolio of mobile satellite services for its Enterprise, Government, Maritime, Media and Relief customers. "Thuraya's distribution agreement with Satcom Direct strengthens our commitment to expand and diversify our customer base in the United States. ...  >>MORE

TRA Participates in 33rd Meeting of the Arab League Permanent Committee for ICT

Posted on 17/10/2013

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) took part in the 33rd meeting of the Arab League's Permanent Arab Committee for Information and Communications Technology. As the highest supervisory panel for advanced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at the Arab League Secretary General, the group submits its recommendations and resolutions to the Council of Arab Ministers of ICT. The meeting was arranged due to the need of the Arab Group to combine preparatory efforts ahead of ...  >>MORE

Thuraya unveils new iPhone SatSleeve

Posted on 08/09/2013

The Thuraya Telecommunications Company yesterday launched a new edition of the Thuraya SatSleeve, the world's first and only satellite adaptor for the iPhone. The new release not only allows users to make phone calls and to send SMS messages via Thuraya's satellite network, it also enables them to access emails, as well as all popular social media and instant messaging apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp, among others. Thuraya SatSleeve users can now post news updates, ...  >>MORE

Thuraya secures Multi-million dollar long-term financing

Posted on 22/06/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite services operator, has announced a long-term financing facility from Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB). Thuraya will use the proceeds to upgrade its network infrastructure and to support further development and expansion of its product portfolio, including the highly successful Thuraya SatSleeve satellite adaptor for smartphones. "We are pleased to have secured this financing and entering into a long-term relationship with DIB," said Samer ...  >>MORE

Thuraya expands its GSM roaming coverage across the Americas

Posted on 18/04/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company yesterday announced that it has extended its GSM roaming coverage to 11 additional countries across the Americas in partnership with leading telecommunications providers, Claro and Telefonica. A subsidiary of America Movil, Claro is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, operating in 18 countries across the Americas. Telefonica operates across 14 countries in Latin America and manages, through its Movistar and Vivo, ...  >>MORE

Thuraya announces partnership with AT&T

Posted on 20/03/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator yesterday announced a strategic partnership with AT&T Inc., the premier communications holding company and one of the world's largest carriers, which will provide outbound GSM roaming for voice and data services to Thuraya users across the United States. The roaming service, which commenced on March 15, 2013, allows Thuraya subscribers to roam seamlessly with their Thuraya XT-Dual handsets on the AT&T network. ...  >>MORE

Thuraya and OneAccess announce optimized solution for broadband connectivity

Posted on 17/03/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and its Solution Partner OneAccess, a leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and Carrier Ethernet access devices, yesterday announced a strategic partnership that they will provide users of Thuraya IP terminals with three new customized solutions. Ahmed AL Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer at Thuraya said: "Today's mobile worker, whether in the corporate or media sector, demands secure, high-speed connection ...  >>MORE

Thuraya expands its range of innovative data products

Posted on 13/03/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, yesterday announced the launch of Thuraya IP+, the latest addition to its expanding portfolio of mobile satellite broadband terminals. Thuraya IP+ is the fastest and lightest mobile satellite broadband terminal. Without compromising on portability, it is also designed to achieve the fastest IP speeds, ensuring quick and reliable access to broadband data services over Thuraya's extensive satellite network. Enhanced capabilities facilitate a wide range of ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs service partner agreement with Pivotel of Australia

Posted on 08/03/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications, yesterday announced it has signed a Service Partner agreement with Pivotel Group of Australia. As a licensed mobile carrier, Pivotel will provide Thuraya's products and services across Australia and Southern Asia. The Company supports Australia's largest installed base of mobile satellite users including voice, data and M2M services. The addition of Thuraya's suite of products further complements Pivotel's current product range and will enhance its position as ...  >>MORE

Thuraya and Chunghwa telecom announce historic service launch for Taiwan

Posted on 19/02/2013

Thuraya Telecommunications, and Chunghwa Telecom yesterday announced the historic milestone of receiving licensing approval from the NCC, Taiwan's national telecoms regulator, for the provision of Thuraya's mobile satellite services in the country. The significance of this licensing agreement means that for the first time, Taiwanese consumers and enterprise users alike will no longer be required to apply for individual licensing approval from the NCC to use mobile satellite services in the ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches mobile satellite industry's fastest handheld hotspot

Posted on 15/10/2012

Industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company yesterday announced the launch of its Thuraya XT-Hotspot product. XT-Hotspot, which is a pocket-size router will create a Wi-Fi zone for multiple users to connect smartphones, laptops, and tablets to the internet over Thuraya's mobile satellite network with the fastest satellite data speeds on a handheld of up to 60 kbps in the most remote of areas. Thuraya's Vice President of Marketing, T. Sanford Jewett ...  >>MORE

Thuraya showcases SF2500 voice satellite terminal at CommunicAsia 2012, Singapore

Posted on 20/06/2012

Singapore - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, unveiled yesterday at CommunicAsia 2012 in Singapore its SF2500 maritime satellite voice terminal, developed jointly with partner Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd. Thuraya is using its existing success in providing satellite communications to more than 140 countries around the globe to diversify into selected vertical sectors. Having sold over 600,000 handsets worldwide, the move is another significant step for Thuraya as it continues to expand ...  >>MORE

Thuraya showcases World's most Portable Voice and Data Solutions at Satellite 2012

Posted on 11/03/2012

In applications from field journalism to Government end users, and from humanitarian relief to disaster assistance, the need for small, light, highly portable satellite broadband terminals has never been greater and Thuraya is highlighting its sleek, convenient Thuraya IP at Satellite 2012, next Monday at Washington, DC. A world leader maintaining 60% market share of the satellite handheld market in its coverage area, Thuraya has also been first worldwide in providing the smallest satellite ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs Service Partner Agreement with Africell Holding

Posted on 24/01/2012

To embolden its distribution network in Africa, Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator has signed a service partner agreement with Africell Holding (a subsidiary of Lintel Holding). Through this partnership, Africell, one of Africa's most dynamic GSM operators, will be providing Thuraya's data and voice services in Gambia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thuraya provides border-to-border seamless satellite coverage over Africa, which complements ...  >>MORE

Thuraya and Al Aan TV partner to Spotlight Famine-Stricken Somalia

Posted on 03/11/2011

Thuraya and Al Aan TV, the UAE-based TV channel, have joined forces to spotlight the plight of famine-stricken area of Somalia and re-focus international attention on Somali community. About 60 percent of the people in Somalia have been inaccessible to aid, and those are just the people in temporary camps. "We have a strong partnership with Al Aan TV, whom we openly admire for their continued efforts to highlight human interest stories. Somalia is a vast, barren country with a heart-breaking ...  >>MORE

Thuraya brings Satellite Communications Indoors

Posted on 07/07/2011

Thuraya has unveiled a specialised suite of solutions aimed at offering all the functionality of satellite communication, indoors. The technology will banish the myth that satellite communications are an outdoor offering, Thuraya's range of products is specifically designed for indoor use, says a company statement. Compatible with Thuraya XT, the world's toughest satellite handheld, the portfolio includes a Fixed Docking Unit (FDU), Fixed Phone and Indoor Repeaters. Built in consideration ...  >>MORE

Spanish Mountaineer ventures World's Highest Summit with Thuraya Solutions

Posted on 31/03/2011

Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban has once again selected Thuraya as her satellite communications partner for her forthcoming expedition to Mount Everest. During her trek up the world's highest summit Pasaban will be deploying Thuraya XT and Thuraya IP for weather forecasts, website updates and to stay in touch with family and friends. Having attempted Everest in 2001, Pasaban will be climbing the peak this year without the use of artificial oxygen. She is renowned for being the first woman ...  >>MORE

Thuraya Satcom Solutions deployed for Japanese relief operations

Posted on 22/03/2011

Following the devastating earthquake which struck Japan, triggering Tsunami that damaged the terrestrial fixed and mobile networks, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in coordination with Thuraya have deployed vital satellite communication equipment to enable relief efforts. This includes the world's smallest broadband solution, Thuraya IP and satellite handheld phones. Satellite communications are providing reliable and robust communications which are being used by local ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs MoU with UAE's National Transport Authority

Posted on 03/02/2011

Leading mobile satellite operator Thuraya yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UAE's National Transport Authority (NTA) aiming to set a framework for mutual support and collaboration in the field of mobile satellite telecommunications. According to the MoU, Thuraya and NTA will explore and define areas of potential cooperation for the deployment of Thuraya services and solutions onboard UAE flagships. Both parties will also coordinate efforts to meet NTA's satellite ...  >>MORE

Connect Telecom signs major deal for mobile satellite handhelds with Thuraya

Posted on 22/12/2010

Connect Telecom, the international mobile and satellite telecom distributor, has procured a large quantity of Thuraya's handhelds, including both the smartest satellite phone "SG-2520" and the toughest satellite phone "XT". With its established and active distribution outlets in UAE, Middle East and Hong Kong, Connect Telecom is building a greater role and reputation as a main provider of mobile satellite services and products in the region. "Connect Telecom has good access to government ...  >>MORE

Thuraya expands commercial partnership with etisalat

Posted on 09/12/2010

Thuraya, has expanded its partnership with etisalat, appointing them as distributors of IP and Marine in the UAE. etisalat, will be marketing and distributing Thuraya's satellite data and maritime services to vertical markets throughout the country. Both operators will be cooperating to ensure that through Thuraya's satellite network coverage, customers from various segments such as energy, government, large corporations as well as private users will be able to benefit from improved voice ...  >>MORE

Thuraya to launch post-paid mobile satellite services in Libya

Posted on 09/11/2010

Major customers in Libya will now be able to enjoy Thuraya's post-paid mobile satellite handheld services. This comes after the signing of a commercial agreement between the mobile satellite operator and Al Jeel Al Jadeed, a firm specialised in satellite communications. Furthermore, Al Jeel Al Jadeed, which is a subsidiary to Libya Post Telecom and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) that replaces old General Post and Telecommunications Company (GPTC), has been assigned as a distributor ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs service provider agreement with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom

Posted on 11/10/2010

Thuraya has signed a new service provider agreement in Taiwan with Chunghwa Telecom to provide mobile satellite operator's services in Taiwan and the neighbouring region. The main market segments that Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunication operator, will focus on will be the disaster prevention and restoration, maritime and global travellers who are key customers of mobile satellite services. "Partnering with Chunghwa Telecom to extend Thuraya services to the Taiwanese market ...  >>MORE

Thuraya provides IP Services in Turkey through TEKNOMOBIL

Posted on 30/09/2010

Vertical market segments in Turkey such as government, maritime and industry users as well as private customers will now be able to take advantage of Thuraya's satellite based high-speed data services, Thuraya IP, which is the most competitive broadband terminal in the market. This comes after the signing of a commercial agreement between Thuraya and the Turkish firm TEKNOMOBIL, whereby the latter was appointed as a service provider for Thuraya IP, the world's smallest and most portable ...  >>MORE

Ease of ‘Plug and Play’ supports Thuraya IP

Posted on 04/08/2010

Abu Dhabi - The world's smallest satellite broadband solution, Thuraya IP is designed with a user-friendly plug and play system. Thuraya IP is one of the few solutions on the market which does not require customers to install additional software when operating Thuraya IP. Both data exchange and speed define the modern age of communication and those in need of rapid and reliable broadband services require easy and efficient access to the internet and email. Through a satellite broadband ...  >>MORE

Thuraya XT Only Satellite Handheld Supporting GPS Waypoint Navigation

Posted on 29/06/2010

Thuraya's XT handheld is the only satellite phone enabling GPS waypoint navigation services. This unique service allows users to navigate their way to a selected location with the phone providing distance and directional assistance through an electronic compass. Since the users of satellite phones are normally based in outdoor and remote locations, they inevitably require GPS services to reach certain locations and to be reached in the event of an emergency. "Through Thuraya XT's GPS ...  >>MORE

More than 20,000 Thuraya XT units to be sold by end of year

Posted on 27/04/2010

Thuraya is seeing a strong market response to its satellite handheld phone "Thuraya XT" which continues to generate interest across vertical and business markets. The Company has sold around 8,000 units since beginning of 2010 and expects to sell a total of 20,000 units by the end of the year. "A number of key distributors and customers showed great demand on the product, which is fuelling its reputation and market rollout. The innovative device sets new benchmarks in the mobile satellite ...  >>MORE

Thuraya develops marine-grade high speed broadband solution

Posted on 19/03/2010

As part of evolving its satellite maritime offerings, Thuraya is developing an advanced broadband terminal for the maritime industry in partnership with Comtech. The new terminal, which is designed and built with leading market technology, is set for launch in September of this year. The Comtech maritime terminal will provide high-quality voice services as well as a broadband service that reaches a speed of up to 444 kbps. Users will also be able to access high-speed video-streaming at speeds ...  >>MORE

Thuraya in Washington to attract Military and Media Customers

Posted on 16/03/2010

A high-level Thuraya delegation, led by Chief Technology Officer Ali Al Mazrooei, has set off for Washington to meet with potential military and media customers at the world's largest satellite telecom exhibition. Thuraya is establishing strong visibility in "Satellite 2010" which brings thousands of military, media, government and NGO officials. An expanding portfolio of satellite telecom solutions including broadband, maritime, handheld, tracking, video-streaming and secure communications ...  >>MORE

Thuraya XT best satellite handheld in Everest region, say expeditionists

Posted on 17/02/2010

Over many years now, mountaineering adventurers and professional expeditionists generally seek a Thuraya satellite handheld phone when embarking on a new journey. These teams often spend long periods in remote and risky areas, and as such are in critical need for a reliable and handy means of communications to remain in contact with family and associates, and more importantly be able to easily make a call during emergencies. According to a prominent US-based website for international ...  >>MORE

Thuraya's rugged SatPhone comes with GPS

Posted on 30/12/2009

Thuraya Telecommunications Company introduced a new satellite handheld branded Thuraya XT. The uniqueness of this innovative satellite phone is that it is a blend of ruggedness and practicality. The company designed the menu of Thuraya XT after a process of serious testing and the result is a simple and very manoeuvrable menu that allows customers to access a series of advanced applications. Supporting twelve languages, Thuraya XT's menu is very logical and neat making the phone's features ...  >>MORE

Thuraya extends distribution partnership for broadband services in Europe

Posted on 19/11/2009

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the world leading mobile satellite operator, has expanded the distribution chain for its competitive satellite broadband services in Europe. The provision of Thuraya's mobile satellite handhelds by Applied Satellite Technology (AST) has been extended to Thuraya's broadband service, "ThurayaIP" and other solutions based on it. The UK-based satellite communications provider will now be distributing ThurayaIP in Europe and other global markets. ThurayaIP is ...  >>MORE

Thuraya reveals new identity, satellite handheld mobile

Posted on 20/10/2009

Thuraya Telecommunications Company on Monday unveiled its new corporate identity during Gitex 2009 and also used the platform to mark the global launch of its new satellite handheld Thuraya XT. The innovative brand identity and the revolutionary handheld assert Thuraya's vitality as a company that is consistently taking steps forward to boost its position as a world leading MSS provider, the company said. The phone is designed to IP54/IK03 telecom standards, which makes it the only ...  >>MORE

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Thuraya to showcase Connected Ambulance at Arab Health 2017


Thuraya boosts ITU disaster preparedness and response efforts


Thuraya, Ooredoo Maldives sign deal to provide fisheries


Thuraya launches IP Commander for mission-critical operations


Thuraya's CEO named Satellite Executive Of The Year


Thuraya appoints first woman to serve as a Board Member


Thuraya partners with SOS Children’s Villages to connect remote communities in the Central African Republic


Thuraya’s Young Innovative Internship Programme attracts outstanding young talent from Khalifa University


Thuraya announces partnership with US-based Satcom Direct


TRA Participates in 33rd Meeting of the Arab League Permanent Committee for ICT


Thuraya unveils new iPhone SatSleeve


Thuraya secures Multi-million dollar long-term financing


Thuraya expands its GSM roaming coverage across the Americas


Thuraya announces partnership with AT&T


Thuraya and OneAccess announce optimized solution for broadband connectivity


Thuraya expands its range of innovative data products


Thuraya signs service partner agreement with Pivotel of Australia


Thuraya and Chunghwa telecom announce historic service launch for Taiwan


Thuraya launches mobile satellite industry's fastest handheld hotspot


Thuraya showcases SF2500 voice satellite terminal at CommunicAsia 2012, Singapore


Thuraya showcases World's most Portable Voice and Data Solutions at Satellite 2012


Thuraya signs Service Partner Agreement with Africell Holding


Thuraya and Al Aan TV partner to Spotlight Famine-Stricken Somalia


Thuraya brings Satellite Communications Indoors


Spanish Mountaineer ventures World's Highest Summit with Thuraya Solutions


Thuraya Satcom Solutions deployed for Japanese relief operations


Thuraya signs MoU with UAE's National Transport Authority


Connect Telecom signs major deal for mobile satellite handhelds with Thuraya


Thuraya expands commercial partnership with etisalat


Thuraya to launch post-paid mobile satellite services in Libya


Thuraya signs service provider agreement with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom


Thuraya provides IP Services in Turkey through TEKNOMOBIL


Ease of ‘Plug and Play’ supports Thuraya IP


Thuraya XT Only Satellite Handheld Supporting GPS Waypoint Navigation


More than 20,000 Thuraya XT units to be sold by end of year


Thuraya develops marine-grade high speed broadband solution


Thuraya in Washington to attract Military and Media Customers


Thuraya XT best satellite handheld in Everest region, say expeditionists


Thuraya's rugged SatPhone comes with GPS


Thuraya extends distribution partnership for broadband services in Europe


Thuraya reveals new identity, satellite handheld mobile