Cygnus signs on first broadcast customer for the new Thuraya IP+

Thuraya Service Partner extends relationship with Middle Eastern broadcaster, Al Aan TV by deploying Thuraya IP+ terminals for its field correspondents

DUBAI, UAE, March 14, 2013 – Thuraya Service Partner, Cygnus today announced the extension of their relationship with Al Aan TV with the deployment of Thuraya IP+ terminals which are the latest addition to Thuraya’s expanding portfolio of mobile satellite broadband terminals.

Thuraya IP+ is the fastest and lightest mobile satellite broadband terminal. Without compromising on portability, it is also designed to achieve the fastest IP speeds, ensuring quick and reliable access to broadband data services over Thuraya’s extensive satellite network. Enhanced capabilities facilitate a wide range of applications including high-quality video broadcasting, web browsing, email, social media communications, data transfer and VoIP applications, as well as access to corporate networks from remote locations.

Al Aan TV’s Head of Technical, Raad Haddadin, said: "We evaluated the Thuraya IP+ and were impressed with the terminal’s outstanding features. The terminal meets our stringent requirements for security, reliability and portability for our field correspondents who have come to rely on Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services to bring the news to our viewers."

Cygnus’ Managing Director, Shabeer Mohammad, said: "We are excited about Thuraya’s latest innovation for the mobile broadband market and see great potential for the Thuraya IP+ in our key markets and across a multitude of market sectors. Al Aan TV’s swift decision to enhance their field media kits with the Thuraya IP+, demonstrates their confidence in Thuraya’s leading edge technology."

Thuraya’s Vice President of Distribution, Muiz Saad, said: "Thuraya's expanding range of satellite broadband products are engineered to set a new standard for convenience and portability. We have worked closely with our valued Service Partners and a number of leading global media organizations to enhance and extend our range of innovative broadband data products and robust mobile communication solutions. "

Weighing just 1.4 kilograms and smaller than a regular laptop, Thuraya IP+ can be rapidly deployed by field journalists to support high-bandwidth applications, at speeds of up to 444kbps on standard IP and 384kbps on streaming IP with a built-in antenna. The satellite broadband terminal can be configured to provide asymmetric streaming capabilities, enabling media users to control their upload and download speeds based on usage requirements, to optimize bandwidth cost.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO.

Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency.

Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. For more information visit www.thuraya.com

For more information contact:
Shereen Hanafi
Director of Communications
Thuraya Tel: + 971-4-4488-888
Email: corporatecomms@thuraya.com

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