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Thuraya takes off at GITEX

Satellite comms firm to focus on power of solutions to deliver security, reliability

Thuraya takes off at GITEX
Jewett: Thuraya wants to continue to build its presence in the region.

Thuraya, a provider of mobile satellite communications services, will be focusing on the power of satellite solutions to deliver secure, reliable voice and data services at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

The operator will be showcasing its full portfolio of voice and data products at GITEX, including the Thuraya SatSleeve, that transforms an iPhone into a satellite phone, and Thuraya IP+, the fastest and lightest mobile satellite broadband terminal in its class.

Thuraya has recently expanded its distribution capability in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and experienced triple digit growth in Asia thanks to a stronger Service Partner network. The operator has also certified over 20 industry solutions and signed a number of key strategic agreements and licensing approvals. At GITEX, the company will be highlighting its capabilities for customers in key verticals, including the oil & gas, government, maritime and media sectors.

T Sanford Jewett, Vice President of Marketing, Thuraya, says: “We are excited to be back at GITEX once again. The Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region is a key growth area for Thuraya. We’re looking forward to catching up with both our Service Partners and end users based in the region.

“In terms of expectations, Thuraya’s ambitions are to build upon the momentum we’ve established over the year. We believe that GITEX is a great platform because it allows us to showcase our range of mobile satellite products and services. We are definitely on track to expand our presence throughout the region by leveraging GITEX as a springboard to further our strategy,” he adds.

Thuraya recently introduced a new data service for the maritime sector, Thuraya Maritime Broadband. Positioned as an affordable offering for vessel operators, it provides up to 444kbps of shared bandwidth to a vessel, using an antenna around the size of a basketball.

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