Thuraya Launches "Comms on the Move" at Satellite 2010

Thuraya Launches "Comms on the Move" at Satellite 2010

Abu Dhabi, 17th March 2010:To further extend usage of its high-speed data solution, "Thuraya IP" for key market segments, Thuraya has introduced a new antenna solution allowing efficient usage of data communications in moving vehicles.

"Comms on the Move" is a very compact and light-weight antenna, which can easily be roof-mounted on any vehicle. It is a two-axis antenna which efficiently allows 444 kbps Standard IP and 384 kbps Streaming IP services while vehicles move even at high speeds.

The Thuraya IP "Comms on the Move" antenna is the smallest in the industry to accomplish high speed connectivity and one of Thuraya’s key solutions and products on display at Satellite 2010 which is currently taking place in Washington.

Thuraya’s Executive Manager Product Management, Mr. David Moss said, "The solution is aimed at meeting the dynamic requirements of our vertical customers in the defense, broadcast media, NGOs, large corporates and government sectors."

He added that the product has been tested at very high speeds, and it has consistently proved a highly reliable performance.

"Customers can stream up to 384 Kbps without having the trouble of using a large antenna," he explained.

"The advantage of Thuraya IP "Comms on the Move" is that it allows customers the freedom of movement in any terrain and always be connected to the Thuraya satellite. Thuraya IP "Comms on the Move’ is a practical solution for high-speed broadband users who need to go off-road or to remote areas and need portable, mobile services," said Mr. Moss.

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About Thuraya (

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 mobile voice that support dual GSM and satellite mode, broadband, maritime, 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 defense, media, 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
Tel: 971-4-4488-828
Fax: 971-4-4488-899

For commercial inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Muiz Saad
Senior Manager Marketing and Sales
Thuraya Telecommunications Co.
Post Box 283333 Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-50-811-2215