Thuraya Strengthens its Partnership with Astrium Services with the Launch of IP+, SatSleeve and Maritime Broadband in Asia

SINGAPORE, June 18, 2013- Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator today announced a strengthened alliance with its global service partner, Astrium Services, the leading service provider for satellite-based services.

The companies have been close partners for over 13 years, whereby Astrium Services was recently recognized for its contribution in delivering end-to-end services and value to Thuraya’s end-users by receiving Thuraya’s 2013 award for “Most Customer Oriented Model”.

Astrium Services is connected to the Thuraya network infrastructure to provide its full range of value-added services including messaging, prepaid cards and interconnection to corporate networks via the Thuraya satellite services. 

The recent launches of Thuraya IP+, SatSleeve and Maritime Broadband (MBB) will further widen Astrium Services’ commercial footprint and reach out to a more diverse set of customers as well as service partners globally.

Bilal El Hamoui, Vice President of Distribution at Thuraya, said: “Our partnership with Astrium Services has grown from strength to strength over the years. Astrium Services has demonstrated strong commitment and tremendous support towards driving distribution of Thuraya’s extensive product portfolio to their global customers. We are very excited to embark on a new journey with them to drive distribution of the Thuraya’s voice, land and maritime products and services to an even wider spectrum of global customers and service partners.”

Danny Côté, head of Business Communications Enterprise for Astrium Services said: “Thuraya’s latest range of products is highly anticipated by our customers. We see strong potential in Thuraya’s SatSleeve which dramatically reduces the entry barrier to mobile satellite communications. We see potential growth coming from Thuraya IP+ in the broadcast media and government sectors, where there is a need for a portable, lightweight terminal as well as additional security for the people who are working in these demanding locations.”

Note to editors: Thuraya and Astrium Services will be co-exhibiting at CommunicAsia 2013 from June 18-21, on booth 1T1-01 in Satcomm Hall C, Level 1 in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Visit the stand to get a first-hand product demonstration and to learn more about our innovations for the mobile satellite industry.

Mr. T. Sanford Jewett, Vice President of Marketing at Thuraya, will be participating on a panel on Tuesday, 18 June, entitled “Delivering Services and Solutions to the Maritime Industry” at 16:40 at CommunicAsia on Level 3.

Media interested in arranging an interview with a Thuraya executive, please contact Clyde Teo of Cohn Wolfe XPR Communications in Singapore at +65 9618 7112 or email at Clyde.Teo@cohnwolfe.com 

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. Visit www.thuraya.com

About Astrium - Together, pioneering excellence
Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. It is the only global company that covers the full range of civil and defence space systems, equipment and services. In 2012, Astrium had a turnover over €5.8 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide. Its three business units are: Astrium Space Transportation, the European prime contractor for launchers, orbital systems and space exploration; Astrium Satellites, a leading provider of satellite system solutions, including spacecraft, ground segments, payloads and equipment; Astrium Services, the Space services partner for critical missions, providing comprehensive fixed and mobile solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide. Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of €56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.

www.astriumservices.com

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

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