|[October 30, 2013]
Thuraya SatSleeve Wins Lloyd's List Innovation Award
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
Thuraya (News - Alert) Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services
(MSS) operator, has been named winner of the Innovation Award at the
Lloyd's List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent 2013 Awards.
Thuraya won the award for the Thuraya SatSleeve, its unique satellite
adaptor for the iPhone (News - Alert) that enables maritime and offshore users to stay
connected from remote locations outside of terrestrial networks with
their iPhone. The award judges recognized the SatSleeve's ability to
keep seafarers in touch with their loved ones as well as facilitating
vital business communications for officers and crew when operating
outside coverage of terrestrial networks.
In selecting Thuraya for the award, the judging panel noted: "The winner
of this highly competitive award has created what has been described as
the missing link in crew and business communications at sea. As such,
this company has improved the quality of life for seafarers
immeasurably, helping them keep in conact with their families, friends
and colleagues from anywhere on the globe."
Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya said, "We are delighted
to have won this award, which recognizes Thuraya's commitment to
developing products and services that truly meet the needs of mobile
users. Combining the innovation of Thuraya's mobile satellite products
with the intuitive interface of the iPhone, the SatSleeve provides an
elegant and cost effective way to keep in touch while at sea."
Compatible with iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S, the Thuraya SatSleeve supports
voice calls, SMS and basic data connectivity in satellite mode. Users
can pre-program an SOS (News - Alert) number into the Thuraya SatSleeve to contact a
nominated first responder - a feature that works even without the iPhone
The SatSleeve can be used across the Thuraya network either with
a Thuraya SIM card in 140 countries or with a standard GSM SIM card
available from 356 worldwide GSM operators across more than 160
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. Visit www.thuraya.com.
*Source (News - Alert): ME
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