Thuraya and ViaSat form M2M partnership

DUBAI, UAE, May 19, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) have signed a partnership agreement to develop and launch a dedicated Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platform combined with M2M specific products and commercial packages. Together, the companies will leverage their respective strengths to create a highly competitive offer for the satellite M2M market.