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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - THURAYA SATELLITE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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

Thuraya to demonstrate live world's toughest satellite phone at GITEX 2009

Posted on 16/10/2009

Thousands of visitors to GITEX 2009 will be able to experience live Thuraya's revolutionary portfolio of products next week. Thuraya has abundant demonstrations planned for voice, data and maritime products and solutions. The Company's newly branded stand will be a platform to provide an enhanced customer experience for a variety of market segments such as oil and gas, defense, government, broadcast media, corporates, remote travelers and individual users. Continuing its leadership in the ...  >>MORE

Thuraya to target European government and defence markets

Posted on 08/10/2009

To promote Thuraya's cutting-edge satellite solutions in the key European markets, the company has partnered with the UK based Global RadioData Communications, or GRC. According to the agreement, GRC, will promote and distribute Thuraya's entire portfolio of services to government and defence institutions in Europe who demand
 secure, flexible and high-quality solutions. Thuraya, the world leader in mobile satellite handhelds is renowned for introducing the world's toughest ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches world's toughest handheld phone

Posted on 17/08/2009

Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced yesterday the launch of the world's toughest satellite phone, the new Thuraya XT, confirming the Company's leading position in the mobile satellite handheld industry. The innovative satellite handheld is the most rugged and reliable phone in the market. Designed with the most advanced features to ensure resilience, Thuraya XT is the only satellite phone complying with world telecom IP54/IK03 standards by which it is splash water resistant, dust ...  >>MORE

Thuraya Partners with Speakerbus to provide world's only netted communications solution

Posted on 23/07/2009

To diversify its portfolio of products, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the world leading mobile satellite operator, has partnered with Speakerbus, the specialist provider of mission-critical voice systems, to provide a comprehensive Netted Communications solution to its customer base. According to the agreement, netted voice products of Speakerbus will be available to the mobile satellite industry for the first time through Thuraya as a service branded Thuraya NettedComms. The world ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches Public Calling Office (PCO) in Zambia and Cameroon

Posted on 11/03/2009

As part of its focus on core African and developing markets, Thuraya has recently launched the Public Calling Office (PCO) in Zambia and Cameroon, as an affordable communication solution for residential settlements and rural communities in remote areas. The PCO, one of many versatile satellite-based telecom solutions offered by Thuraya, address regional needs for universal access to telecom and provides opportunities for small entrepreneurs in rural and under-developed areas. The launch in ...  >>MORE

Thuraya IP rolled out in Libyan government and corporate sectors

Posted on 20/11/2008

ThurayaIP, the most advanced portable satellite broadband terminal, is being commissioned in large quantities in Libya's booming market. In partnership with General Post '&' Telecommunications Company (GPTC), its national Service Provider in Libya, Thuraya has recently begun installing ThurayaIP terminals for key user segments including government agencies, oil and gas companies, business corporates, media and international organizations operating in the country. The move follows the signing ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches Thuraya recharge service

Posted on 10/11/2008

Thuraya, the world leader in satellite handheld telephony, is launching a new and convenient recharging service for pre-paid Thuraya phone users. Branded ThurayaRecharge, the new service allows subscribers to instantly top up their accounts by phone or online. Available as of this week, ThurayaRecharge eases the current recharging system that requires the use of a scratch card, E-Voucher or contacting a Thuraya Service Provider that is sometimes not possible when users are in remote locations ...  >>MORE

Thuraya and Quicklink provide unique video streaming service

Posted on 06/11/2008

Thuraya, the leading mobile satellite operator, is partnering with Quicklink to facilitate the transmission and delivery of extremely low latency, real-time broadcast video to users of the ThurayaIP service. Quicklink is a UK-based solutions provider that caters to the media segment. Their video solutions offer ThurayaIP users a compact and reliable method for plug-and-play video transmissions in regions with poor or non-existent telecom networks. The combination of Quicklink video solutions ...  >>MORE

Thuraya expands commercial partnership in Asia Pacific

Posted on 25/08/2008

Thuraya, the UAE-based satellite provider, has entered into commercial partnerships with three new companies in the communication industry in the Asia Pacific Region. The three companies-Hong Kong Satellite Communication International Ltd in Hong Kong; Japan Digital Communications in Japan; and AA Technique (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia- will market Thuraya's products and services in the region. CEO of Thuraya Alsayyid Yusuf Alsayyid said that the partnerships will facilitate the company's ...  >>MORE

Thuraya, Geonix announce new location service

Posted on 18/08/2008

UAE-based Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of a new location service, ThurayaLocate, in conjunction with UK-based Geonix, a specialist in location services and equipment. Available immediately, the ThurayaLocate service allows anyone with any Thuraya handset ever made to view their position on maps, satellite images and aerial photography anywhere in the world. Uniquely, every satellite phone ever developed for the Thuraya network contains an embedded GPS positioning ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches broadband terminal

Posted on 17/07/2008

A new A-5 sized 444 kbps broadband terminal with advanced video streaming capability is the new competitive product launched by Thuraya, world leading mobile satellite operator, as part of its ongoing products innovation strategy. The new terminal, among the smallest in the satellite broadband category, is considered to be the most efficient for its size in terms of speed offering and video streaming capability. The ThurayaIP service is offered in various monthly fee packages with limited ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs 10 distribution deals

Posted on 25/06/2008

Thuraya has signed up 10 distribution agreements for its newly launched product ThurayaMarine, as demand for the product has been overwhelming. The 10 agreements signed recently were with Fort Info Technology, GPTC, IEC, Intermatica, Moodotel, Nera Telecommunications, Satcom, Satlink, WorldCom Japan Traders and Xtralink. The SPs will be marketing and promoting ThurayaMarine service throughout Thuraya's extensive coverage area. The new service, which comes with a wireless phone allowing ...  >>MORE

Thuraya's third satellite ready

Posted on 18/06/2008

Thuraya, UAE's satellite receiver provider, has announced the commercial readiness of its third satellite, Thuraya-3, aimed at covering the Asia-Pacific region. Thuraya-3 and relating ground network are fully ready for starting commercial activities effectively from 9th June 2008, which heralds a new phase in the Company's expansion and growth towards Asia, said a statement from Thuraya. The Geosynchronous satellite, which was launched by Sea Launch in January this year, underwent a rigorous ...  >>MORE

ThurayaMarine service unveiled

Posted on 02/06/2008

Thuraya has recently launched a new, competitive ThurayaMarine service designed for a wide variety of sea-going segments. The compact size, user-friendliness and price affordability of its new terminal makes it a convenient and attractive solution to have onboard fishing boats, leisure yachts and several vehicle types used in the marine transport industry. The new ThurayaMarine terminal, which has specially been built for a maritime environment, is a multi-purpose communication device that ...  >>MORE

Thuraya sets to boost position in world communications' market

Posted on 09/03/2008

Thuraya Satellite Communications Company endeavours to bolster its position in the world satellite communications market, Thuraya Company Chief Executive Yousif Al Sayyed told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in an exclusive interview. "Despite difficulties over launching its third satellite in mid 2006, the company managed to reap good revenues due to various services launched at the market", he said, but added that "the delay in launching the third satellite effectively affected general ...  >>MORE

Thuraya poised for imminent commercial launch in Asia-Pacific

Posted on 20/02/2008

Following the successful launch of its third satellite, Thuraya, the world's leading satellite operator for mobile handhelds, is moving in full swing towards launching commercial service in the Asia Pacific region, a lucrative market of more than 2 billion people for which the Thuraya-3 satellite was designed. Satellite post-launch activities have been underway since the spectacular orbital injection by Sea Launch on 15 January 2008. The smooth in-orbit operations and testing of the satellite ...  >>MORE

Thuraya-3 satellite successfully launched to orbit by Sea Launch

Posted on 16/01/2008

The third Geo-mobile satellite of Thuraya Satellite Telecom Co. has successfully been launched by Sea Launch yesterday, allowing Thuraya to embark on major expansion plans and provide its cutting-edge mobile satellite services in the Asia-Pacific region in the first quarter of 2008. Lifting off at 11:49 GMT (15:49 p.m. UAE local time) from the Odyssey Launch Platform at 154 degrees West Longitude, the Zenit-3SL rocket placed the 5,173 kg (11,381 lb) Thuraya-3 satellite manufactured by Boeing ...  >>MORE

CNN reaches world's remotest audiences with satellite operator Thuraya

Posted on 28/11/2007

CNN International is harnessing the global satellite connectivity of Thuraya, the UAE-based satellite operator, to deliver breaking news to the most remote areas of the world. In its first alliance with a mobile satellite provider, the strategic partnership will see the launch of a CNN Breaking News SMS Alerts service to Thuraya customers beyond the reach of standard mobile coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia. As of today, Thuraya's satellite mobile ...  >>MORE

Thuraya-3 satellite to be launched today

Posted on 20/11/2007

With the launch of its third satellite today, Thuraya, the world's largest provider of handheld mobile satellite services, is getting ready to commercially operate in Asia-Pacific markets as early as January 2008. Thuraya's expansion towards East Asia will allow it to provide its proven and highly affordable voice, IP and rural telephony services to thousands of private, public and business customers in the densely populated Asian region. Based on flight-proven 702 model, Thuraya-3 is the ...  >>MORE

Thuraya-3 launch by 18 November

Posted on 18/11/2007

With the launch date of its third satellite set tomorrow, Thuraya, the world's largest provider of handheld mobile satellite services, is getting ready to commercially operate in Asia-Pacific markets as early as January 2008. Thuraya's expansion towards East Asia will allow it to provide its proven and highly affordable voice, IP and rural telephony services to thousands of private, public and business customers in the densely populated Asian region. Based on flight-proven 702 model, ...  >>MORE

Thuraya postpones launch of its latest satellite to November

Posted on 23/10/2007

Thuraya, the Abu Dhabi-based Satellite telecommunications provider, said it has again delayed the launch of its latest satellite and is now planning a mid-November launch. The T3 satellite, designated to give Thuraya access to the Asia-Pacific market, was first delayed by six months and slated for October following problems with the launch service. "The launch of our Thuraya-3 satellite will now be in mid-November," a Thuraya spokesman told Gulf News. "The launch schedule was revised several ...  >>MORE

UAE's Thuraya Signs MoUs with 4 satellite developers

Posted on 22/10/2007

Thuraya has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four of the top satellite application developers who will be innovating new telecom applications and accessories for its products, Thuraya said Sunday in a press release. According to the MoUs, the four developers, SpaceCom, European Antennas, Sattrans and Teknobil will be creating specialized high-power marine antennas for ThurayaDSL and ThurayaFDU services. This will improve Thuraya's maritime offering and subsequently its ...  >>MORE

Thuraya plans Asia-Pacific launch soon

Posted on 10/09/2007

UAE-based Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co plans to start services in the Asia Pacific region in late 2007 after it launches its delayed third satellite next month, the company's CEO said yesterday."Following the launch of Thuraya-3 satellite, the company expects to... start commercial services in Asia Pacific markets by December 23," Yousuf Al Sayed said, adding that the launch would be on October 28. The new satellite is part of the company's plans to expand coverage to countries ...  >>MORE

Thuraya set to launch its third satellite into orbit in October

Posted on 08/07/2007

Thuraya, the satellite-based mobile telephone company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, is set to send its third satellite into orbit on October 15 and will launch this year a maritime communications technology solution, including a handset, and a high-capacity data terminal for computers. Sultan Al Ghafli, the company's chief commercial officer, said the satellite, built by Boeing Satellite Systems and is now packed and in storage, costs between Dh551 million to Dh734.62 million (US$150-US$200 ...  >>MORE

Thuraya slashes charges to fight mobile operators

Posted on 22/06/2007

Abu Dhabi-based satellite communications firm Thuraya this week slashed rates across its 81-country coverage area as it seeks to compete with land-based telecom firms. Thuraya is re-launching its services with rates that are up to 70 per cent cheaper than currently applied to subscribers in Africa, Asia and Europe. "Thuraya is realising who their real competition is - it's not the other satellite operators, it's the mobile operators," said Claude Rousseau, a satellite communications analyst ...  >>MORE

Thuraya opens branch office in Singapore

Posted on 19/06/2007

Singapore - Leading mobile satellite operator Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co. has officially opened a branch office for its Asia Pacific business in Singapore yesterday, ahead of an imminent launch of its commercial services in the region that will double its current market by the end of this year. The branch office, which was preceded by a temporary office since fourth quarter 2006, aims to build and develop Thuraya's commercial and distribution partnerships in all Eastern Asian ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches Prepaid Roaming for GSM users in UAE, Saudi and Africa

Posted on 05/06/2007

Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co. has commenced operating its new Prepaid Roaming service with Etisalat of UAE, Mobily and STC (Al Jawwal) of Saudi Arabia and GSM networks in Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire. First of its kind by a mobile satellite operator, the new service allows Thuraya's prepaid subscribers to roam on those GSM networks, and at the same time, allows the prepaid subscribers of those GSM networks to roam on Thuraya's large satellite network covering more than 110 ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs commercial partnership in China

Posted on 23/04/2007

Beijing - In a major boost to its Asia-Pacific business plan, Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co., the world's leading provider of mobile satellite handheld services, has signed a Service Provider (SP) Agreement with China Satellite Communications Global Ltd., a subsidiary of China Satcom. The SP Agreement was signed in Beijing this week by Yousuf Al Sayed, CEO of Thuraya, and Lu Ruifeng, CEO of China Satellite Communication Global Ltd. This commercial alliance appoints China Satellite ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs first service-provider agreement

Posted on 19/04/2007

Seoul - Starting an aggressive marketing campaign in the Asia-Pacific region ahead of launching its third satellite, Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co. has signed the first service-provider agreement in the region with APSI of South Korea, laying the foundation for more strategic partnerships in the lucrative East Asian markets. Asia Pacific Satellite Industries Ltd (APSI), partly owned by Thuraya, is a leading provider and manufacturer of satellite-based solutions and ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches the most advanced mobile satellite phone

Posted on 20/03/2007

After its highly successful launch of the world's smallest satellite phone last year, Thuraya, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite telecommunications company, has released the most advanced handset in the mobile satellite services industry. The SG-2520 smart phone was introduced at a workshop for Thuraya's service providers and distributors in Dubai Monday. "The waiting is over. The SG is here," Thuraya CEO Yousuf Al Sayed said in a message to the participants. "Just as we expected, the demand for ...  >>MORE

Thuraya signs up commercial partnership in Zambia

Posted on 17/01/2007

The Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co. has recently forged a Service Provisioning (SP) agreement with SatCom for promoting and distributing its satellite services in Zambia. The move is part of the Thuraya's consistent focus on African markets, according to a press release issued by Tuesday the company. A long-time commercial partner for Thuraya, the UK-based SatCom Distribution will be marketing and selling the whole range of Thuraya's products and services in the ...  >>MORE

Thuraya officially releases world's smallest satellite phone

Posted on 19/10/2006

Abu Dhabi-based Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company has officially released its second-generation handheld phones. The lightest and smallest in the industry, the SO-2510 and the SG-2520, have received rave reviews since their soft launch a few months ago. The SO-2510 was a runaway success as the initial shipment of 10,000 units was sold out in September. Thuraya plans to sell 90,000 units in 12 to 15 months. The SG-2520 smart phone will be commercially available later this year, ...  >>MORE

Thuraya announces first high-speed internet connection with satellite phone

Posted on 23/08/2006

The UAE's Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company on Tuesday announced it achieved a milestone last week when engineers made a high-speed internet connection using a handheld satellite phone. It was the world's first such call, the company said, and yet another feat for the rapidly-expanding regional company that has the largest subscriber base for satellite handsets with more than 250,000 users. Limited numbers of the SO-2510 were introduced to the market recently ahead of its ...  >>MORE

Thuraya to launch third telecom satellite in January

Posted on 22/08/2006

The UAE's Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company's third satellite will be launched in January and commercial operations will begin three months later, a company official said. Chief Commercial Officer Saeed Al Hamli said Thuraya is also opening an office in Singapore to focus on the Far East markets and Australia, which would come under the coverage of the third satellite. "Thuraya is on track for launch of its third satellite in January next year and commercial operations would ...  >>MORE

Hughes bags US$60 million Thuraya contracts

Posted on 13/08/2006

Hughes Network Systems has bagged multiple global contracts worth US$60 million from Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications. Under the agreements, Hughes will develop and supply a high-speed mobile data system, including a gateway and 2,000 mobile/transportable terminals to Thuraya. A statement said the data system with accompanying satellite terminals will enable Thuraya to offer its customers broadband data services of up to 384kpbs through an IP-based network. Hughes will also supply a ...  >>MORE

Thuraya launches satellite service in Angola

Posted on 06/08/2006

Luanda - The UAE-based Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company is continuing its focus and collaboration with African telecom sectors to provide a blanket satellite coverage across the continent. In a new step that further boosts its presence and service distribution in Africa, Thuraya has launched today its commercial services in Angola, providing an integrated variety of satellite-based solutions for mobile, rural telephony and broadband services. Marking this event, Thuraya held a ...  >>MORE

Thuraya to launch third satellite early next year

Posted on 13/06/2006

El Segundo, California: The UAE's Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company's third satellite is poised for launch in the first quarter of 2007 after it completes final tests, a top official of the world's largest satellite manufacturing company said. He said preparations are in full swing to put into orbit Thuraya 3 that will have GSM capability. "Currently, Thuraya 3 is undergoing final tests inside the chambers after which it will be packed and put into storage prior to launch in early ...  >>MORE

Communications satellite Thuraya 3 to be launched

Posted on 30/05/2006

The UAE's Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company is taking delivery of its third satellite next month and will launch it in January 2007, the company's chief told Gulf News yesterday. Yousuf Al Sayed, Chief Executive said Sea Launch Company of the US which lofted Thuraya's earlier two satellites has been selected to put into orbit Thuraya 3. "Thuraya's third satellite has been completed by Boeing Satellite Systems. The tests have been completed last week and it is now awaiting the ...  >>MORE

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Thuraya's rugged SatPhone comes with GPS


Thuraya extends distribution partnership for broadband services in Europe


Thuraya reveals new identity, satellite handheld mobile


Thuraya to demonstrate live world's toughest satellite phone at GITEX 2009


Thuraya to target European government and defence markets


Thuraya launches world's toughest handheld phone


Thuraya Partners with Speakerbus to provide world's only netted communications solution


Thuraya launches Public Calling Office (PCO) in Zambia and Cameroon


Thuraya IP rolled out in Libyan government and corporate sectors


Thuraya launches Thuraya recharge service


Thuraya and Quicklink provide unique video streaming service


Thuraya expands commercial partnership in Asia Pacific


Thuraya, Geonix announce new location service


Thuraya launches broadband terminal


Thuraya signs 10 distribution deals


Thuraya's third satellite ready


ThurayaMarine service unveiled


Thuraya sets to boost position in world communications' market


Thuraya poised for imminent commercial launch in Asia-Pacific


Thuraya-3 satellite successfully launched to orbit by Sea Launch


CNN reaches world's remotest audiences with satellite operator Thuraya


Thuraya-3 satellite to be launched today


Thuraya-3 launch by 18 November


Thuraya postpones launch of its latest satellite to November


UAE's Thuraya Signs MoUs with 4 satellite developers


Thuraya plans Asia-Pacific launch soon


Thuraya set to launch its third satellite into orbit in October


Thuraya slashes charges to fight mobile operators


Thuraya opens branch office in Singapore


Thuraya launches Prepaid Roaming for GSM users in UAE, Saudi and Africa


Thuraya signs commercial partnership in China


Thuraya signs first service-provider agreement


Thuraya launches the most advanced mobile satellite phone


Thuraya signs up commercial partnership in Zambia


Thuraya officially releases world's smallest satellite phone


Thuraya announces first high-speed internet connection with satellite phone


Thuraya to launch third telecom satellite in January


Hughes bags US$60 million Thuraya contracts


Thuraya launches satellite service in Angola


Thuraya to launch third satellite early next year


Communications satellite Thuraya 3 to be launched