|[March 20, 2013]
Thuraya SatSleeve Brings Satellite Connectivity to the iPhone
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services
(MSS) operator, announced today the launch of the Thuraya SatSleeve, a
versatile and user-friendly device that brings satellite connectivity to
the Apple® iPhone (News - Alert)®.
The Thuraya (News - Alert) SatSleeve (Photo: Business Wire)
A significant breakthrough in the mobile satellite industry, Thuraya
SatSleeve is the world's first product to offer easy and affordable
access to mobile satellite communications - delivered over Thuraya's
extensive satellite network. Only slightly larger than the iPhone
itself, the compact adaptor provides users with the ability to turn
their iPhone into a satellite phone that allows them to have reliable
connectivity beyond the coverage of traditional terrestrial networks.
Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer o Thuraya, said: "The launch of
Thuraya SatSleeve represents a major milestone and a game-changing
innovation in the satellite industry. This is the first consumer
friendly mobile satellite phone ever launched, which dramatically
increases the reach to satellite telephony for enterprise, government,
and everyday consumers alike. It provides iPhone® users with a versatile
and highly affordable means of conducting phone calls and sending SMS
via satellite from the world's most remote locations."
While iPhones are typically supported by terrestrial networks, Thuraya
SatSleeve enables users to enjoy ubiquitous coverage even in the most
remote environments. The Thuraya SatSleeve also serves as an important
mobile communications tool for corporate users, especially enterprises
operating in remote locations, explorers, mountaineers and other outdoor
enthusiasts - ideal for prolonged expeditions that take these users deep
into uncharted areas that are not served by terrestrial mobile networks.
About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator
and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative
communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy,
broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya's
superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage
across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet
through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. For more information visit www.thuraya.com.
*Source (News - Alert): ME
The release can be read online: http://www.me-newswire.net/news/7089/en.
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