Thuraya launches broadband terminal

ABU DHABI - A new A-5 sized 444 kbps broadband terminal with advanced video streaming capability is the new competitive product launched by Thuraya, world leading mobile satellite operator, as part of its ongoing products innovation strategy.

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Published: Thu 17 Jul 2008, 11:35 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:50 PM

The new terminal, among the smallest in the satellite broadband category, is considered to be the most efficient for its size in terms of speed offering and video streaming capability.

The ThurayaIP service is offered in various monthly fee packages with limited and unlimited usages, depending on customer differing needs.

According to market commentators, the compact size, high-speed unlimited access, video streaming capability and competitive pricing will make ThurayaIP one of the most attractive mobile satellite broadband offerings in the industry.

The product is aimed at such key market segments as oil and gas, NGOs, government, coastguards, maritime, satellite news gathering -SNG- missions, transport and business continuity purposes.

Developed by Hughes Network Systems LLC, ThurayaIP has a built-in antenna which provides a rapid maximum reception speed of 444 Kbps and a maximum transmission speed of 202 Kbps.

The terminal supports fine tuned video streaming that is of superior quality using dedicated channels at a speed of 384 Kbps, ensuring that users have access to clear video data.

Thuraya has already signed up specialised Service Providers in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe to promote and distribute the new product which is currently available at the distribution channels.

“We have always realised that data would be the key driver of the telecommunications market growth, As such, we have built and evolved a strong product line for data offerings which are increasingly becoming among our core services at Thuraya,” said Thuraya’s CEO Yousuf Al Sayed.

“We are already the leading operator for mobile satellite narrowband, and the launch of our new and more advanced IP offering will position us among the key players in the mobile satellite broadband market,” elaborated Thuraya CEO. The Company is expecting a fast roll-out for this product since it is currently negotiating several additional partnerships for the marketing and distribution of this cutting-edge terminal.

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