UAE-based Cygnus signs on broadcast customer for new Thuraya IP+

by Staff Reporter | March 16th, 2013

Shabeer Mohammad, Cygnus’ Managing Director

Thuraya Service Partner, Cygnus has announced the extension of the relationship with Al Aan TV with the deployment of Thuraya IP+ terminals which are the latest addition to Thuraya’s portfolio of mobile satellite broadband terminals.

Reportedly weighing 1.4 kilograms and smaller than a regular laptop, Thuraya IP+ can be deployed, the company claims, by field journalists to support high-bandwidth applications, at speeds of up to 444kbps on standard IP and 384kbps on streaming IP with a built-in antenna

According to the official release, Thuraya IP+ is designed to achieve fast IP speeds, ensuring quick access to broadband data services over Thuraya’s satellite network. Enhanced capabilities reportedly facilitate a wide range of applications including video broadcasting, web browsing, email, social media communications, data transfer and VoIP applications, as well as access to corporate networks from remote locations.

Al Aan TV’s Head of Technical, Raad Haddadin, said: “We evaluated the Thuraya IP+ and were impressed with the terminal’s outstanding features. The terminal meets our stringent requirements for security, reliability and portability for our field correspondents who have come to rely on Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services to bring the news to our viewers.”

Cygnus’ Managing Director, Shabeer Mohammad, said: “We are excited about Thuraya’s latest innovation for the mobile broadband market and see great potential for the Thuraya IP+ in our key markets and across a multitude of market sectors. Al Aan TV’s swift decision to enhance their field media kits with the Thuraya IP+, demonstrates their confidence in Thuraya’s leading edge technology.”

Thuraya’s Vice President of Distribution, Muiz Saad, said: “Thuraya’s expanding range of satellite broadband products are engineered to set a new standard for convenience and portability. We have worked closely with our valued service partners and a number of leading global media organizations to enhance and extend our range of innovative broadband data products and robust mobile communication solutions. ”

Reportedly weighing 1.4 kilograms and smaller than a regular laptop, Thuraya IP+ can be deployed, the company claims, by field journalists to support high-bandwidth applications, at speeds of up to 444kbps on standard IP and 384kbps on streaming IP with a built-in antenna. The satellite broadband terminal can be configured to provide asymmetric streaming capabilities, enabling media users to control their upload and download speeds based on usage requirements, to optimise bandwidth cost

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