Thuraya Press Booklet

Key facts about Thuraya

Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company. 

A global company, our robust satellites cover two-thirds of the world’s geographical area serving approximately 4 billion people.

We were established in 1997 and have a presence in Singapore, the UAE, and the United States with plans to further grow our markets globally, in addition to our current markets to concretize our worldwide footprint.

We own and operate two geostationary satellites at 44 degrees East and 98.5 degrees East providing comprehensive coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, quasi-global VSAT coverage and around the world through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. We are the only MSS operator to offer GSM roaming capabilities from more than 395 worldwide GSM operators across 161 countries.

Thuraya’s unique high gain spot beams and Dynamic Resource Allocation (DRA) offer continuous, uninterrupted coverage and are designed to respond to surges in traffic demand, flexibly allocating resources to areas with heavy traffic as needed.

Pioneered and innovated some of the world’s most durable, smallest, smartest and most secure mobile satellite communications devices, including Thuraya X5-Touch - the world’s first Android satellite & GSM phone with 5.2” full HD touchscreen.

Developed the world's first dual-mode, dual-SIM phone, called the Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL

Developed the world’s first and only satellite adaptor for iPhone and Android, called the Thuraya SatSleeve.

Developed the world’s first dual-mode Satellite & LTE hotspot, called Thuraya WE.

Our product innovations such as the maritime-specific Thuraya MarineStar, Thuraya Orion IP and vehicular Thuraya IP Voyager  terminals are helping to connect even more customers at sea as well as in remote communities.

Thuraya has been recognized for our game-changing products and dedication to innovation. For more information, please click here

Our passion for innovation drives us to continually develop market-specific products and solutions for our customers.

We work closely with global customers across the EnergyEnterpriseGovernmentLeisureMediaMarine and Relief industries to develop innovative and customized solutions.

Thuraya also provides a range of specialized services for the M2M and Aero sectors. Thuraya Aero supports applications that require real time airborne data, such as search and rescue, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), telemedicine, military operations, office-in-the-sky and border surveillance. Thuraya M2M answers the need for real time, always-on, reliable, and secure connectivity that transcends terrestrial networks. 

We serve humanity by working with educational institutions, NGOs and relief organizations through our global network of Service Partners to support and sponsor a range of social responsibility projects and activities.