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 Thuraya Celebrates 15 Years of Pioneering Satcom Leadership in Asia-Pacific

by Anthony Weaver

New office opened in Singapore as part of the festivities

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 June 2022: Thuraya, the mobility solutions subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”) listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX”) under (SYMBOL: YAHSAT) (ISIN: AEA007501017) has opened a new office in Singapore to mark the 15th anniversary of the brand’s entry into the Asia-Pacific market. Ever since its acquisition by Yahsat in 2018, Thuraya has been steadily growing its presence in the region. The unveiling of the new office, which took place together with partners and customers, serves as a testament to the growth and success of the business over the past few years.  

Thuraya’s new office was inaugurated by H.E. Jamal Abdulla Al Suwaidi, the UAE’s Ambassador to Singapore, in the presence of Mr. Herman Loh, Vice-President and Head of Regional Partnerships at Singapore Economic Development Board and key APAC partners.

Welcoming dignitaries and partners, Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sulaiman Al Ali spoke at the opening: “The UAE serves as a corridor between the West and the East. Both Yahsat and Thuraya are national champions driving the growth and diversification of our nation’s space economy. We are now globalizing our successes and the many years of innovation in the satellite industry. Thuraya’s new office in Singapore will be a meeting point of ideas and cross-cultural exchange, spurring socio-economic development across the Asia-Pacific belt. This is a key market across all our business sectors, including Maritime, Government, Energy, NGO and Enterprise.”

Thuraya’s products and services are highly popular in the Asia-Pacific market, with its latest maritime solution, the MSUA award-winning Thuraya MarineStar, making sustainable fishing affordable in the region. The brand’s 15th anniversary celebrations included a traditional lion dance performance – in deference to Singapore’s culture. This is said to bring blessings of health, prosperity and happiness to all present.

Thuraya Singapore’s new address is 991 Alexandra Road, #01-01 Singapore 119964.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Thuraya, is the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), which is a public company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company PJSC. In 2020, Yahsat commenced construction of Thuraya 4-NGS, the next generation telecommunications system, which is scheduled to commence operations in 2024.

Established in 1997, Thuraya offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including maritime, energy, government, broadcast media, military, aerospace and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two-thirds of the globe by MSS, global VSAT coverage and around the world through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically advanced and dependable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Through relevant partnerships, Thuraya stays ahead by delivering solutions and supporting applications that meet the rapidly transforming nature of market demands. Thuraya remains committed to keeping everyone within reach in any circumstance by making accessible the essential tools required for vital connectivity.

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