Issue 10 | May 2015
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Seven Connected-User Trends to Watch Out for
The Affordable Satellite Phone: No Longer a Contradiction of Terms
Advancements in satellite technology have helped the MSS sector break into the consumer segment. We explore how the mobile satellite phone has evolved, in terms of affordability and functionality, to find its way into the hands of the everyday consumer.
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Opening message
In this issue, we shift our focus to the requirements of the government sector, and how MSS plays a key role in enabling critical and robust communications in challenging environments.
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Fahad Kahoor
  THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Efficiency powered by intelligence
Governments Want Simplicity, Security, and Reliability from Mobile Satellite Providers
We take a closer look at how mobile satellite operators are keeping up with the evolving communications needs of government users in an increasingly connected world.
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Blog Highlights
The Battle for C-band and its Impact on the Satellite Industry
Zahed Zaheer, Senior Director of GMPCS Affairs, Thuraya, chimes in on the raging debate over the protection of C-band spectrum for use by satellite operators.
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Innovating for the Greater Good: Thuraya & Etisalat Deploy Drones to Fast Track Humanitarian Assistance
In the recent Drones for Good competition, Thuraya collaborated with Etisalat to help expedite the delivery of high-grade medical diagnostic tools during emergency situations, clinching the coveted award in the UAE Government Entities category.
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Strengthening Partnerships and Breaking Barriers to Shape the Industry
It was all about “Breaking Barriers” at this year’s Thuraya Partner Conference (TPC), where we hosted more than 200 customers, Service Partners and developers at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Resort in Dubai, from 31 March to 1 April.
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industry news
Global Mobile Satellite Services Market Set to Grow at USD3.2 Billion Through 2020, Reports TechSci Research Study
UAE's Most Recognized Child Inventor, Adeeb Al Balushi, Brings a Fresh Dose of Inspiration to Thuraya
From Ticking Time Bomb to Successful Future: Thuraya Rises from the Ashes
Thuraya Appoints Al Mazrui as First Woman to Serve as a Board Member
Mobile Broadband Wants to Work with Satellite
Commercial Space Eyes Greater Share
event calendar
Meet our team at these upcoming trade events:
May 25-27 Asia Mining Congress,
Singapore
May 26-28 Global Space & Satellite Forum (SMG), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jun 2-5 CommunicAsia 2015,
Singapore