Gulfsat Partners with Thuraya to Expand Services to Kuwait

Fahad Kahoor, Thuraya director of market development and Mohammad Al-Haj, Gulfsat chairman and CEO, during the signing of the agreement at OPV Middle East. Photo: Thuraya.

Fahad Kahoor, Thuraya director of market development and Mohammad Al-Haj, Gulfsat chairman and CEO, during the signing of the agreement at OPV Middle East. Photo: Thuraya.

Thuraya Telecommunications announced it has signed a partnership with satellite communications company Gulfsat at the ongoing Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) event in Kuwait. According to Gulfsat, the strategic alliance will enable it to launch data services in Kuwait and also allows both companies to increase both their distribution channels among government, maritime, media and enterprise sectors in the surrounding region.

The new agreement gives Thuraya, for the first time, a data service presence in Kuwait and enhanced broadcasting capabilities, backed by Gulfsat’s media broadcasting influence. Meanwhile, Gulfsat intends to further its service capabilities over land and sea in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region via Thuraya’s range of data products.

Starting in November, the product range accessible to Gulfsat customers will include the full range of Thuraya’s land and maritime broadband terminals such as the IP+, IP Voyager, Orion IP and Atlas IP.

“We are delighted to work with Gulfsat, through whom we are able to gain a foothold in Kuwait and extend services into some of the country’s key sectors, including its prominent maritime market. Together, our joint offerings will also facilitate the remote operational capabilities of the Middle East and North African utilities and oil and gas sectors,” said Danny Cote, Thuraya Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

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