Connect Telecom Signs Major Deal for Mobile Satellite Handhelds with Thuraya
Abu Dhabi, 20th December 2010: Connect Telecom, the international mobile and satellite telecom distributor, has procured a large quantity of Thuraya’s handhelds, including both the smartest satellite phone “SG-2520” and the toughest satellite phone “XT”.
With its established and active distribution outlets in UAE, Middle East and Hong Kong, Connect Telecom is building a greater role and reputation as a main provider of mobile satellite services and products in the region.
“Connect Telecom has good access to government and vertical markets which represents Thuraya’s target customers in line with our new strategy,” said Mr. Muiz A. Saad, Executive Manager Marketing & Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He said Thuraya’s reach and successful penetration to vertical markets is enabled by service providers with access to those lucrative markets, such as Connect Telecom, and our quality solutions, such as the XT phone that has been designed to work reliably even in the harshest conditions.
Thuraya’s XT is the only satellite handheld that is IP54/IK03 certified making it dust, splash water and shock proof. It has the fastest data service, Waypoint navigation and a stable omni-directional antenna enabling walk and talk communications.
Thuraya handheld phones have been designed to be a step ahead of the satellite telecom industry with advanced features, sleek look and unmatched ruggedness, he added.
In his part Mr. Joachim de Jenlis, Managing Director of Connect Telecom said, “The market reputation of Thuraya’s handhelds ensures that the SG-2520 and XT handheld will ensure a rapid market roll out in key markets. The handhelds are supported by an extremely robust network which offers high-quality voice service for our customers who depend on satellite communications in the most enduring circumstances.”
He elaborated that the GPS and data services available on both phones add to the professionalism and user-friendliness of the handhelds.
Thuraya’s SG-2520 handheld is a dual mode GSM/satellite handheld that was the first to provide Bluetooth capabilities. It was branded the world’s smartest satellite handheld.
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About Thuraya (www.thuraya.com)
Thuraya provides cost-effective mobile satellite services in more than 140 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Services provided by Thuraya include broadband, maritime, mobile voice that support dual GSM and satellite mode, rural telephony, fleet management and other advanced applications that enable people and businesses everywhere under its coverage to enjoy constant access to communications and information. Thuraya enhances sectors such as oil and gas, mining, agriculture, NGOs and maritime services through its cutting edge technology.
The Company launched its third satellite in January 2008, which has brought countries of the Asia-Pacific region under its footprint and extended its coverage to nearly two thirds of the globe’s population.
Thuraya was founded in 1997 by a consortium of leading national telecommunications operators and reputed investment firms from the region.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Ebrahim K. Ebrahim
Corporate Communications Department
Thuraya Telecommunications Co.
Post Box 283333 Dubai, UAE