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. Our superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by satellite and across the world through its unique GSM roaming provisions. Thuraya’s diverse range of technologically superior and reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease-of-use, value, quality and efficiency.

Thuraya owns and operates two geostationary satellites, the Thuraya-2, located in orbital position at 44 degrees’ east longitude, and Thuraya-3 at 98.5 degrees’ east longitude.

Thuraya serves humanity by delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity. We are guided by the vision that everyone should have the ability for basic communication at all times. It is our mission to work with internal teams and global partners to ensure that people can easily stay connected, wherever they are – from a remote vessel navigating the ocean, a mountain summit or amidst a war zone. Our commitment to the Crisis Connectivity Charter with ESOA (EMEA Satellite Operator’s Association), GVF (Global VSAT Forum), UN OCHA and the Emergency Communications Cluster enables response teams with quick and smooth access to satellite-based communications in the wake of disasters.

Thuraya employs over 200 people worldwide. Our shareholders consist of a large group of international strategic investors, predominantly from the telecommunications and investment sectors.

We constantly work with technology partners and service providers to ensure that our network facilitates the creation of integrated solution platforms to best serve the needs of our vertical market segments. Over the years, Thuraya has evolved as an agile and dynamic player in developing leading-edge products. We have created an integrated portfolio of space-based solutions and work with high-quality manufacturers to develop a range of user-friendly and cost-efficient products that meet the communication specifications of customers across diverse sectors. Our products include Land voice, Land data, M2M, and Marine and Aviation specific systems.  The ‘convergence’ of satellite and terrestrial GSM services gives users much-needed flexibility to control communications and related costs.


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