SMART solutions for Filipinos at sea

September proved to be a great month for launches where we announced the new version of the Thuraya SatSleeve globally to keen media and customer interest.

In Asia, our regional team worked with SMART Communications in the Philippines to launch the new crew calling service, Marino PhonePal for Filipino seafarers.

The multi-year deal will see SMART partner with Thuraya on network services and hardware for its maritime voice service, which connects thousands of Filipino seafarers to their loved ones.

Marino PhonePal is an expansion of SMART’s current crew calling service, from an existing Asia Pacific footprint now to include major sea lanes in Australia, New Zealand, Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Held on September 9, the launch was attended by 350 guests including key Filipino dignitaries, end-users and over 40 members of the press.

Guests also enjoyed a hosted lunch as well as entertainment from top entertainers such as Rhyzza, Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid.

The launch also saw a heartfelt video produced by the SMART team for the launch of its service in the Philippines. We fell that it’s the best video that we’ve seen thus far. What do you think? Check out the video and give us your feedback.

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