Thuraya Targets Maritime Market With ThurayaMarine
[Satellite Today – 06-02-08] Thuraya has launched a service dubbed ThurayaMarine as the satellite telephone provider looks to make more of an impact in the maritime market, the company said June 2.
The new ThurayaMarine terminal, developed specially for a maritime environment, is a multi-purpose communication device that supports voice, fax, data, GPS and GmPRS communications sea. The product initially will be offered by a group of key maritime distributors that includes Fort Info Technology, Xtralink, Intermatica, Satlink and IEC. Further partnerships with specialized marine telecommunications distributors are in the pipeline, Thuraya said.
“Considering that the maritime segment traditionally accounts for the largest part of satellite telecom industry, we envisage that the launch of ThurayaMarine will be highly promising for us,” Yousef Al Sayed, Thuraya’s CEO, said in a statement. “The expanded coverage area that we have announced early this year towards Asia-Pacific with all the additional maritime waterways brought under our system footprint as well as the highly affordable terminal and calling prices will make ThurayaMarine a popular gadget for the marine industry in the very near future.”