Thuraya’s CEO Samer Halawi presented at the recent Thuraya Product Development Forum (PDF) in Dubai, which took place on November 4 and 5, about how together, the company and its world-class product developers are disrupting the mobile satellite industry. The company’s product highlights in 2014 included the launch of the SatSleeve for Android, the introduction of two maritime broadband terminals, Orion IP and Atlas IP which provide maritime users with a high-value, high-quality offer, and the launch of Thuraya’s comms-on-the-move terminals, IP Voyager and IP Commander.
CEO Samer Halawi elaborated on Thuraya’s Purpose of saving and improving lives.
The forum also showcased ground-breaking product innovations in the pipeline for 2015. It included the unveiling of the world’s best value satellite phone, Thuraya XT-LITE. The new satellite phone builds on the success of Thuraya’s flagship satphone, Thuraya XT, by addressing an untapped market segment looking for a cost-effective, yet good quality device.
Introducing Thuraya XT-LITE – the world’s best-value satellite phone
Thuraya’s product innovation strategy was led by Randy Roberts, VP of Innovation, who shared his vision and forecast on the future of mobile connectivity. Randy spoke about the important role that satellite plays in this space, whether it involves supporting M2M, providing connected car services or powering IoT applications. 2015 will be yet another exciting year for Thuraya, as the company continues to push the envelope to disrupt the mobile satellite industry.
VP of Innovation, Randy Roberts shared his thoughts on the future of mobile connectivity.
With record-breaking attendance from its worldwide product developers, the PDF was the perfect setting to brainstorm ideas and look at better ways of collaborating to continue serving customers in the government, energy, media, and maritime sectors.
Arianespace has commenced the final countdown for today’s medium-lift Soyuz mission from the Spaceport in French Guiana, which is to orbit four connectivity spacecraft for O3b Networks.
Arianespace’s Soyuz launcher has begun its 10th mission from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying four satellites that will expand O3b Networks’ pioneering connectivity service.
The next Arianespace Soyuz launch from French Guiana has been authorized for liftoff tomorrow on a mission that will orbit the third batch of satellites for O3b Networks’ pioneering connectivity service.
Arianespace’s next medium-lift Soyuz to be launched from French Guiana is now complete following the integration of its “upper composite,” which consists of four O3b Networks connectivity satellites, their protective payload fairing and the Fregat upper stage.
The 10th Soyuz to be operated from the Spaceport in French Guiana is now on the launch pad, ready to receive its four-satellite O3b Networks payload for Arianespace’s afternoon mission this Thursday.
The payload unit for Arianespace’s next Soyuz launch has now been decorated with logos of the company and this flight’s customer – connectivity provider O3b Networks – as preparations continue for a liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana on December 18.
O3b Networks’ four-satellite payload for Arianespace’s next Soyuz flight has been integrated on the launcher’s Fregat upper stage, marking another milestone at the Spaceport in preparations for the December 18 afternoon mission from French Guiana.