DigiGone® Approved for Use on the Thuraya Satellite Network

Dubai – Sept. 26, 2013 – Thuraya and DigiGone® today announced that its innovative video communications system and software platform has been approved for use with Thuraya’s IP terminals. A leading mobile satellite services operator, Thuraya is actively promoting the DigiGone satellite communications solution across their distribution channels in all vertical markets.

University of Michigan Solar Car Team: Counting down the days!

Thuraya is supporting the University of Michigan Solar Car Team during the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. The 21-member team will be entering their 12th car, named “Generation” into the World Solar Challenge in Australia which runs from October 6 to 13. The exhilarating seven-day race starts in Darwin and ends in Adelaide. We’re very excited about the team’s final preparations for the race and caught up with Jeffrey Cwagenberg, Director of Meteorology, University of Michigan Solar Car for a quick chat.

Thuraya Appoints Vice President of Innovation

DUBAI – September 24, 2013 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator today announced that Randy C. Roberts has joined the Company as Vice President of Innovation. In the newly created role, Roberts will oversee product development, product management and solutions engineering. Roberts will report to Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya and will serve as a member of the Company’s Executive Team.

SMART solutions for Filipinos at sea

September proved to be a great month for launches where we announced the new version of the Thuraya SatSleeve globally to keen media and customer interest.

In Asia, our regional team worked with SMART Communications in the Philippines to launch the new crew calling service, Marino PhonePal for Filipino seafarers.