Thuraya, Astrium strengthen alliance

by Staff Reporter | July 8th, 2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and its global service partner Astrium Services have agreed to strengthen their alliance through a deal that will see Astrium add IP+, SatSleeve and the newly launched Maritime Broadband (MBB) to its portfolio.

The companies, having already been partners for over 13 years, hope that this new agreement will help to extend their reach to a more diverse set of customers and service partners around the world.

Astrium, which is connected to the Thuraya network infrastructure, will now be able to provide its full range of value-added services including messaging, prepaid cards and interconnection to corporate networks via the Thuraya satellite services.

Bilal El Hamoui, acting Vice-President of Distribution at Thuraya, says: “Our partnership with Astrium Services has grown from strength to strength over the years. Astrium Services has demonstrated strong commitment and tremendous support towards driving distribution of Thuraya’s extensive product portfolio to their global customers. We are very excited to embark on a new journey with them to drive distribution of the Thuraya’s voice, land and maritime products and services to an even wider spectrum of global customers and service partners.”

Danny Côté, Head of Business Communications Enterprise for Astrium Services, adds: “Thuraya’s latest range of products is highly anticipated by our customers. We see strong potential in Thuraya’s SatSleeve, which dramatically reduces the entry barrier to mobile satellite communications. We see potential growth coming from Thuraya IP+ in the broadcast media and government sectors, where there is a need for a portable, lightweight terminal as well as additional security for the people who are working in these demanding locations.”


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