Thuraya Looks To Boost Satellite Application Strategy
[10-22-07 – Satellite Today] Thuraya, the Middle-East-based MSS operator, has announced deals with four satellite application developers, which it hopes will lead to innovative new products and services. Thuraya said Oct. 21 that it had signed Memorandums of Understanding with SpaceCom, European Antennas, Sattrans and Teknobil.
SpaceCom and European Antenna will be creating specialized high-power marine antennas for ThurayaDSL and ThurayaFDU services. Sattrans will be producing the vehicle docking adapter accessory for the second-generation handheld phones, whereas Teknobil will be crafting a new solution for fleet management and tracking based on the ThurayaModule.
Yousuf Al Sayed, Thuraya’s CEO commented, "These new partnerships for applications and accessories development are part of our consistent strategy to expand our services and products portfolio, and enhance our positioning in all key market segments of satellite telecom, including maritime, broadband and fleet management.”