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At the Forefront of Mobile Satellite Innovation

Welcome to the second edition of Thuraya Link. In this issue, we turn the spotlight on the latest mobile satellite innovations that are fast shaping the news and broadcast media landscape.

Samer Halawi, CEO


Over the past few years, advances in broadcasting technologies and the emergence of new communications channels have dramatically transformed the production, gathering and distribution of news content. Media organizations are also increasingly adopting new broadcast models and multimedia platforms to speed up the news delivery cycle, impacting the way a news story is broken.

As a leading provider of Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) to broadcasters around the world, Thuraya fully understands the challenges faced by journalists and field teams to succeed in the highly competitive media industry. On top of the pressure to deliver breaking news while operating in challenging environments, journalists demand reliable and portable communications equipment to stay in touch with their newsrooms.

Since the launch of our first IP terminal back in 2008, Thuraya has built a strong reputation for delivering innovation and a number of industry firsts in the satellite communications sector. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our media customers with a wide range of innovative products and services that cater to their broadcasting needs, backed by our congestion-free satellite network.

2013 is turning out to be a remarkable year of product milestones for Thuraya. We successfully launched our next-generation Thuraya IP+ terminal, designed with advanced features that meet the requirements of broadcast media in one highly competitive package. Engineered to provide the highest streaming speeds of a terminal of its size without an external antenna, Thuraya IP+ is setting a new standard for convenience and portability for satellite equipment — as we continue to expand the scope of our data products portfolio and provide newsgatherers with the highest levels of communication security.

In this issue, we showcase how we are supporting the work of award-winning multimedia freelance journalist Sebastian Meyer and Al Aan TV’s roving reporter Jenan Moussa. Both journalists are making use of the Thuraya IP+ to achieve immediate broadcasting capabilities and file stories while on the move, even when operating in conflict zones and locations affected by unreliable terrestrial network coverage.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new data edition of the Thuraya SatSleeve this month. The first and only satellite adaptor for the iPhone®, the new SatSleeve promises to not only allow users to make phone calls and to send SMS messages via satellite — it also enables them to stay connected through emails and even post updates on popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter in the most remote locations.

The upcoming GITEX Technology Week 2013, to be held from October 20-24 in Dubai, presents an excellent opportunity for us to meet with our valued customers at one of the largest ICT events in the Middle East. We look forward to welcoming you to Booth Z-D10 (Zabeel Hall, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre), where we will be showcasing the Thuraya SatSleeve and other innovative solutions that are designed to meet your communication needs.


Samer Halawi
Chief Executive Officer

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Keeping Pace with the Latest Broadcast Media Developments

on the ground
Freelance Photographer Sebastian Meyer on Reporting from the Frontline

Documenting History as It Happens

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Breaking News:
A Solution to Address Media Needs for Reliable Satellite Communications

CSR Update
Thuraya Partners Rory Peck Trust to Support the Work of Freelance Journalists