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 unveils the industry’s best-value satellite phone

DUBAI, UAE, December 15, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, today launched the industry’s best-value satellite phone, Thuraya XT-LITE. The entry-level satellite phone provides users with instant satellite connectivity at an unbeatable value. The Thuraya XT-LITE is built to make phone calls and send SMS messages in satellite mode anywhere under Thuraya’s comprehensive satellite network.

Thuraya partners with the International News Safety Institute to protect and prepare journalists

DUBAI, UAE, December 11, 2014 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, today announced its partnership with the highly regarded, International News Safety Institute (INSI). The partnership addresses the rising need for providing safety training to protect journalists working in difficult and dangerous environments around the world. Sealed at EuroVision’s News Xchange conference on November 13, the partnership includes sponsorship of a Thuraya SatSleeve and airtime that will be used in INSI’s safety preparation workshops.