Maritime Broadband offer from Thuraya MarineComms answers industry’s ‘cost or quality’ dilemma
Solutions specifically designed to address the maritime market’s need for reliable equipment and cost-competitive airtime
Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2013 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator has unveiled a new Maritime Broadband (MBB) service offering, enabling ship owners and managers to enjoy high quality maritime broadband communications at practical prices. Teaming Thuraya’s proven and reliable hardware solutions with a range of pricing options, MBB has been designed to provide users with the connectivity they need, while enabling them to budget with confidence.
The MBB price plans cater to all types of user requirements and range from unlimited high-volume usage plans to zero monthly low volume plans that are convenient when used for backup purposes.
Thuraya’s Director of Marketing, T. Sanford Jewett said “Our analysis of the maritime communications market identified a clear need to simplify choice for end users by providing pricing plans that reflect best possible value. MBB from Thuraya MarineComms offers a flexible solution, regardless of whether users are looking for high or low volume usage or for a reliable backup.”
Thuraya MBB provides standard IP throughput at speeds of up to 444 kbps, meaning that maritime users can take advantage of true broadband connectivity for business-critical and crew welfare applications. The Thuraya network features the most powerful L-band satellites currently available to maritime users and the service is known for its quality, consistency, and coverage continuity. The use of dynamic resource allocation ensures that traffic congestion is minimized in areas of high communications volume, such as major ports or busy shipping lanes. The price plans are initially available bundled with the Thuraya IP broadband terminal and a Spacecom IP321 antenna. The solution has been proven to be resilient in the harsh conditions of the maritime environment. It has been successfully deployed on leisure and commercial vessels for several years and is currently actively used across Thuraya’s satellite coverage footprint.
Thuraya’s Director of Market Development for MarineComms, Kyle Hurst adds: “The maritime communications landscape is rapidly changing. Thuraya MBB provides the shipping industry with the robust, value-for-money option that it has been seeking. Combining competitive airtime, tried and tested hardware and a reliable L-band network, means users no longer have to choose between quality and value.”
MBB has been certified to work with value added services provided by Thuraya’s Service Partners, making it simple to set up optimized email and web browsing, VPN, VOIP, Instant Messaging and M2M applications.
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. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach.