Thuraya Opens Offices in the United States of America
New location brings Thuraya closer to partners, customers and investors
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February 2017: Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced it has opened an office in the United States of America. Located centrally between Washington D.C. and Tysons Corner, Virginia, the new office offers close proximity to investors, key government and commercial customers and partners.
Thuraya, the leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and has offices in Singapore. Its newest address marks a further step in the development of its ongoing FUTURA project and next generation constellation plans.
With roaming agreements established in 175 countries, Thuraya is an international operator providing reliable roaming services with 389 agreements worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile. Thuraya is already well established in the United States. The new office brings the American team together, helping to serve a range of customers that includes the Department of Defense, which Thuraya counts among its list of longest standing customers.
Its ongoing success is already supported by service providers and partners in the US, which is set to feature prominently in Thuraya’s long term multidimensional program of expansion and diversification.
Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya, said: “We have pledged to extend our geographical reach, move into new market sectors and launch new services and devices. Opening our US office is an important part of that process, strengthening our presence in America. We want to be as close as possible for partners, customers and investors. Thuraya will become the provider of choice for unified connectivity, and it will do so through an extensive program of expansion and diversification.”
Working in partnership with ViaSat, Thuraya launched M2M services in the USA in 2016 with the introduction of the Thuraya FT2225. The terminal works on both the Thuraya network and ViaSat mobile satellite services network, leveraging ViaSat’s L-band high capacity system. The Thuraya FT2225 offers efficient bandwidth usage, and low-latency IP networking. Thuraya’s robust IP-based, secure two-way communications M2M network enables real-time M2M and IoT application deployment beyond the confines of traditional cellular networks.
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 NGOs. 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.
About Thuraya’s FUTURA plans
Thuraya’s L-band network is set to undergo extensive evolution. While continuity is assured with both existing satellites Thuraya-2 and Thuraya-3 continuing to operate as planned, the current satellite footprint will be enhanced significantly with the planned launch of next generation satellites from 2020.
Thuraya’s next generation system will focus on delivering high mobility services in core and new markets. These will be complemented with High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services for bandwidth-hungry applications in land, maritime and aeronautical markets.
The constellation will be supported by highly advanced platforms for the provision of “new wave” IoT and content services, with multicasting and broadcasting capabilities. This will enable Thuraya to address new growth markets requiring the mobility, capability and coverage that is uniquely available through L-band or HTS services, or in many instances through a combination of both.