Issue 9 | Feb 2015
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Thuraya Link
Seven Connected-User Trends to Watch Out for
Pushing the Boundaries of Relief Operations with Satellite
What is the role of satellites in times of crisis? In this article, we explore how satellite technology can help enhance operational efficiency across different stages of emergency response planning and management.
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Opening message
In this issue of Thuraya Link, we examine the critical role mobile satellite services (MSS) play in enabling relief organizations to respond more effectively in times of crisis and disaster.
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Fahad Kahoor
Efficiency powered by intelligence
The Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Lessons Learned about Providing Disaster Relief Communications
Joseph R. Francis, Regional Director of North America at Thuraya, examines the key role of communications in facilitating disaster relief, and shares his thoughts on how organizations can better leverage communications technologies to combat pandemic outbreaks and disasters.
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blog highlights
Martin Edstrom: The Changing Approach towards News Delivery
Swedish journalist Martin Edstrom discusses his involvement in driving interactive storytelling, an emerging field within the media landscape, and how satellite communications in his enabling line of work.

100 Countries, 18 Months, One Determined Man on the Goodwill Journey of a Lifetime
Thuraya has been supporting Dubai-based entrepreneur Wissam Al Jayyoussi in his riding expeditions to raise funds for children located in war-torn countries in the Middle East. Al Jayyoussi tells us more about the role of satellite technology in his journeys and how it will facilitate the upcoming one.

Cementing a Strong Maritime Partnership
AddValue's Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer Tan Khai Pang talks about their long-standing partnership with Thuraya and how it has enabled them to address the diverse needs of the Asian maritime market.
industry news
NetHope Official: Satellite Response to Ebola is on 'a Scale Never Seen Before'
Why the Time Seems Right for a Space-Based Internet Service
Think Uber and Spotify, Not Internet and E-Mail, for Maritime Innovation
Thuraya Appoints Keith Murray to Lead Maritime Product Management
Satellite Phones Just Got Cost Effective!
Charting the Course
event calendar
Meet our team at these upcoming trade events:
Feb 22–26 IDEX, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Feb 23–24 MilSatcom Middle East & Africa, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mar 16–19 SATELLITE 2015, Washington DC, USA
Mar 25–26 Oil & Gas Telecommunications, London, UK
Apr 29–30 WGET: ICT Humanitarian Innovation Forum, Dubai, UAE