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Thuraya Expands Presence in the US with New Office Near Washington, DC

By | February 6, 2017
      Thuraya Headquarters

      Thuraya’s primary gateway. Photo: Thuraya

      Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced it has opened an office in the United States. Located between Washington, D.C. and Tysons Corner, Virginia, the new office offers close proximity to investors, key government and commercial customers and partners. Thuraya is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and has offices in Singapore. Its newest address marks a further step in the development of its ongoing next generation constellation plans, know as the FUTURA project.

      Thuraya provides roaming services to companies in 175 countries, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. The new office brings the American team together, helping serve a range of customers that includes the U.S. Department of Defense.

      “We have pledged to extend our geographical reach, move into new market sectors and launch new services and devices. Opening our U.S. office is an important part of that process, strengthening our presence in America. We want to be as close as possible for partners, customers and investors,” Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya, said.

      Working in partnership with ViaSat, Thuraya launched Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services in the U.S. in 2016 with the introduction of the Thuraya FT2225. The terminal works on both the Thuraya network and ViaSat mobile satellite services network, leveraging ViaSat’s L-band high capacity system.