Thuraya appoints SamTech as its M2M solution partner

SamTech to provide cost-effective Smart M2M solutions leveraging Thuraya’s congestion-free satellite network for customers across the MENA region

DUBAI, UAE, March 14, 2015 - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, announced on Monday March 9, 2015 its partnership with SamTech Middle East FZ LLC, a Dubai-based provider of fleet management solutions and intelligent wireless tracking systems. The agreement will enable SamTech to provide smart M2M solutions to transport and logistics enterprises across the Middle East and Africa, by using Thuraya’s congestion-free satellite network for cost-effective roaming and uninterrupted connectivity.

“Thuraya’s partnership with SamTech allows us to broaden our M2M service portfolio to better serve enterprise users’ need for asset tracking and remote monitoring services in sectors such as transport, logistics, oil and gas, utilities and government. The partnership will allow users to switch from roaming to satellite connectivity in the remotest areas to ensure their safety and security. Our ability to provide both roaming and mobile satellite solutions is an asset that enables us to deliver cost-effective price plans catering to 24/7 demands”, said Bilal El Hamoui, Chief Commercial Officer at Thuraya.

Samir I. Abdul Hadi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SamTech said, “We are excited to work with Thuraya to provide our customers with effective M2M solutions that cater their demands for 24/7 connectivity. Thuraya’s reliable satellite network complements our smart solutions that are currently supported by multiple wireless platforms include SMS, GPRS, WiFi and Bluetooth. This will enable us to provide cost effective solutions to our customers”.

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. Visit: www.thuraya.com

About SamTech Middle East FZ LLC
SamTech Middle East, leader in smart tracking systems and M2M wireless management solutions; designs, develops and deploys integrated wireless communication systems and on Board Diagnostics to manage movables at an affordable rate. SamTech solutions are fully developed, in the Emirate of Dubai, with the highest quality and technique in the M2M field. SamTech ME continuously strives to bring innovative and integrated solutions to meet the client requirements heading towards a smarter management which enhance the efficiency, productivity and raise the level of services to companies and government institutions operating in the Middle East and Africa. SamTech has a strong infrastructure to offer its stakeholders a sustainable solution for the long run. Visit: www.samtech-me.com

For further information please contact:

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

Laura Puentes
Marketing Executive, SamTech
Tel: +971-4-3901498
Email: media@samtech-me.com

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