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.
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.
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.
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.