MSUA Announces 2014 Pioneer and Innovation Award Winners

Rockville, Md. – Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) today announced the winners of its 2014 Awards, with the Pioneer Award made to Mr. Daniel Lévesque, former head of the Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat, for his lasting contributions in key leadership roles in the Cospas-Sarsat Program and the Innovation Award made to Thuraya Telecommunications Company for its SatSleeve product, the world’s first satellite adaptor for the smartphone.

Thuraya debuts its first dedicated vehicular broadband terminal

DUBAI, UAE, February 24, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, has launched its first dedicated vehicular IP broadband terminal. Designed and manufactured by Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions, Thuraya IP Voyager is a cost-effective, high-quality satellite terminal designed for end-users in the government, oil and gas, media, and relief sectors.

Smart Communications expands partnership with Thuraya to offer emergency preparedness solutions in the Philippines

DUBAI, UAE, February 20, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator has been selected by Smart Communications to provide mobile satellite handsets and airtime services to its subscribers in the Philippines. The multi-year deal will see Smart partner with Thuraya on a combined voice services and handset offer branded as SmartSAT. This new agreement is an expansion of Smart’s highly successful crew calling service, Phone Pal which was launched in September 2013.

Thuraya provides update on strategy and recent performance

Success of recent turnaround programme confirmed by accelerating revenue growth in 2013

Strategic focus now on driving industry innovation, on increasing market share, on expanding coverage and on leading the convergence in satellite and terrestrial mobile

February 18, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading international Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, today provided an update on its transformation programme, recent strong performance, and its plans for growth.

Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya, said: