Thuraya and Chunghwa Telecom Announce Historic Service Launch for Taiwan

Landmark regulatory approval granted, licensing Thuraya to provide Mobile Satellite Services in Taiwan

DUBAI, UAE, February 18, 2013 – Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s leading telecom operator today announced the historic milestone of receiving licensing approval from the NCC, Taiwan’s national telecoms regulator, for the provisioning of Thuraya’s mobile satellite services in the country.

A touch of compassion goes a long way

On May 12, 2012, noted Dubai-based entrepreneur-philanthropist, Wissam Al Jayyousi, left the UAE on his solo motorbike journey along the Old Silk Route, across 22 countries in Asia. The landmark journey culminated in Singapore on October 2, lasting 152 days. Throughout Wissam’s trip, Thuraya was a steadfast communication partner, providing reliable telephony and internet services in some of the toughest terrain in the world.