Issue 6 | July 2014
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MLC 2006 Boosts Crew Communications Demands
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006), widely known as the "seafarers' bill of rights", is putting added demands on maritime operators to enhance crew welfare. Find out how MLC 2006 has put crew communications at the top of the agenda for maritime businesses.
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In the sixth issue of Thuraya Link, we explore how mobile satellite technology is shaping maritime communications, enabling shipping operators to facilitate faster broadband access for business applications and transform crew management.
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Full Speed Ahead, or Steady as She Goes?
Our guest correspondent Neville Smith examines the impact of high throughput satellites on maritime communications, and shares his views on why L-band satellite systems will continue to dominate the maritime communications landscape.
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blog highlights
Delivering Customer Support that Makes a Difference
Asim Khattak, Senior Manager, Sales & Customer Support at Thuraya, highlights the importance of timely, well-coordinated support services in ensuring that customers operate effectively over the Thuraya network.

RedPort Global: Delivering Optimized Data Connections for Maritime Needs
John Dark, VP of Sales and Marketing for RedPort Global, shares how Thuraya enables the organization to deliver cutting-edge solutions to support its customers' ship-to-shore and maritime communications.

Thank You, MSUA!
Our Innovation team received the prestigious Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) Innovator Award 2014 for Thuraya SatSleeve.
industry news
Thuraya and ViaSat Form M2M Partnership.
Satellite PRO ME: Enabling Government's Future
Digital Ship: Thuraya Announced New Terminal
How Thuraya is Changing the Mobile Satellite Space
event calendar
Meet our team at these upcoming trade events.
Sep 11-16
IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 10-13
ADIPEC 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE