Thuraya and IEC Telecom partner up at OPV Middle East 2016

Where Maritime Satellite Communication Solutions take Center Stage

Dubai, 25 September 2016: Leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, and its long-standing service partner, IEC Telecom, will be co-exhibiting at the Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East 2016 conference in Bahrain.

On display will be a number of solutions from Thuraya’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite voice and broadband devices that provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. The line-up of terminals will include the Thuraya Orion IP and Thuraya SF2500, which offers voice and broadband data IP connections that allow users to access navigation charts, weather data, and weather satellite images reporting on their position; or keep in touch with their headquarters or remote offices.

Thuraya Orion IP

Fahad Kahoor, Director of Market Development at Thuraya, said: “Offshore patrol vessels are intended to carry out a range of missions such as maritime security, border control, routine patrols, anti-smuggling, counter-piracy, and fishery protection, as well as effective disaster relief. Therefore, clear, reliable, uninterrupted satellite connectivity is vital to achieve these tasks, and Thuraya’s easy to install marine terminals are the perfect solution.”


Operating over Thuraya’s powerful and advanced satellite networks, Thuraya’s terminals help ships increase their operational efficiency while ensuring office and welfare communication of their onboard crew by delivering reliable and efficient data and voice capabilities. The SF2500 is a voice satellite terminal that combines voice capabilities, crew calling, GPS tracking, geo-fencing and SMS services in a compact package designed for small- and medium-sized vessels. The Thuraya Orion IP is a broadband terminal, specifically designed for the harsh maritime environment that provides robust and reliable data connectivity at speeds up to 444kbps with a cost effective price plan commitment and supports use of customer security products such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and 3rd party government IP crypto.

Nabil Ben Soussia, General Manager of IEC Telecom in Middle East and Kazakhstan, said: “We are pleased to partner with Thuraya at OPV. With the expansion of Thuraya’s maritime portfolio, we have even more of a selection of high-quality equipment and services to offer customers - vital equipment that keeps crew of navy vessels connected with colleagues, family and friends while away at sea.”

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, an industry-leading MSS operator and global telecommunication provider, offers innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors, including maritime. Thuraya’s diverse range of innovative and superior technologies, from highly reliable mobile satellite handsets, to broadband devices and terminals, provides ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Our maritime equipment, built by the world’s best manufacturers, can be installed on ships in just hours. This helps ship owners to reduce operational costs by up to 40%, while constant connectivity improves crew welfare. Thuraya remains committed to delivering the essential tools for the maritime sector, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit:

About IEC Telecom
IEC Telecom Group supplies high quality satellite-based technology providing clients with efficient end-to-end voice and data services, when and where, it matters most. One of the leading global providers of managed network communication solutions, IEC offers a comprehensive suite of system integration, system products, and network services enabling a complete end-to-end solution for customers. This communication lifecycle & value proposition is taken to selective vertical markets, including Government, humanitarian, wireless, media, energy, enterprise, and maritime. IEC Telecom Group solutions are deployed in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.


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