Source: Business Wire
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:30 PM IST (07:00 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Business services, Information technology, Telecommunications; Technology
Thuraya Strengthens Its Partnership With Astrium Services With the Launch of IP+, SatSleeve and Maritime Broadband in Asia
Singapore, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 — (Business Wire India)

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, acting 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.”

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. Visit

About Astrium

Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. Visit

*Source: ME NewsWire



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