Thuraya SatSleeve brings satellite connectivity to the iPhone

by Staff Reporter | March 20th, 2013

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched Thuraya SatSleeve, a device that reportedly brings satellite connectivity to the Apple iPhone.

A significant breakthrough, the company claims, in the mobile satellite industry, Thuraya SatSleeve is reportedly the world’s first product to offer access to mobile satellite communications — delivered over Thuraya’s satellite network. Reportedly only slightly larger than the iPhone itself, the compact adaptor provides users with the ability to turn their iPhone into a satellite phone that allows them to have connectivity beyond the coverage of traditional terrestrial networks.

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya, said: “The launch of Thuraya SatSleeve represents a major milestone and a game-changing innovation in the satellite industry.

“This is the first consumer friendly mobile satellite phone ever launched, which dramatically increases the reach to satellite telephony for enterprise, government, and everyday consumers alike. It provides iPhone with a versatile and highly affordable means of conducting phone calls and sending SMS via satellite from the world’s most remote locations.”

While iPhones are typically supported by terrestrial networks, Thuraya SatSleeve enables, the company claims, users to enjoy ubiquitous coverage even in the most remote environments.

 

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