Creating opportunities through innovation

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.

Thuraya wins Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award

November 26, 2014 was a night to remember as Thuraya was honored by Telecom Review, winning its Satellite Operator of the Year award. The award was presented to our CEO, Samer Halawi at Telecom Review’s its fifth annual It’s All About Networking Summit in Dubai.


Our CEO, Samer Halawi, receiving the award

Thuraya was awarded the recognition as a result of our success in delivering innovative mobile satellite solutions. A pioneer responsible for disrupting the satellite industry through its focus on innovation and convergence, Thuraya is responsible for delivering high-quality products with flexible airtime that meet the demands of users across sectors such as energy, maritime, media, government, M2M and relief.


We thank Telecom Review for the honor and the award


Honoring the night’s winners 

Thuraya is the first satellite operator to deliver BYOD to users through its game-changing SatSleeve. The company’s innovation strategy further extends to its distribution channels where it has announced agreements with leading Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) including SoftBank Mobile in Japan, ChungHwa Telecom in Taiwan and Airtel Africa. The company leads the convergence of satellite and terrestrial communications by enabling MNOs to offer 100% geographic coverage and provide cutting-edge mobile satellite solutions to their customers. 


Awards handed out during the night