Thuraya and Vocality announce strategic partnership

Dubai – November 5, 2013 – Thuraya, a leading Mobile Satellite Services Operator and Vocality, a leading network router manufacturer for the defense and first responder sectors today announced a strategic partnership agreement. The new agreement enables Thuraya to provide Vocality solutions through its global network of Service Partners serving commercial and defense mobile satellite communications markets.

Vocality’s ELITE Fusion platform is scheduled for launch early in 2014 and will be available for use on Thuraya’s network. The ELITE Fusion is a cutting edge, first responder communications platform combining voice, radio relay (push to talk), network routing and security for a complete field communications package. When integrated with Thuraya’s highly portable IP terminals, ELITE Fusion makes for a compelling portable communications platform.

“Thuraya’s partnership with Vocality is another example of our commitment to collaborating with the industry’s leading solution developers to provide our defense and enterprise users with reliable and secure communication innovations. The addition of ELITE Fusion to our portfolio enables us to provide our end users with a total communication package that further strengthens our offerings for these key verticals,” said Randy Roberts, Vice President of Innovation at Thuraya.

“We are pleased to be working with Thuraya, a true innovator in the MSS sector. Certification from Thuraya further enables us to expand our reach within enterprise and defense. Vocality brings deep expertise in bandwidth optimized voice – be it VoIP or regular POTS voice – and this will enhance the efficiency and quality of Thuraya voice services,” said Julian Bashford, Chief Executive Officer of Vocality.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO.

Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value,
quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit

About Vocality
Vocality has its International Head Office in Surrey, England and its US Headquarters in Washington DC. For over 15 years, Vocality has delivered network routers and multiplexers into a mix of military welfare and tactical installations, with users ranging from Special Forces to large naval fleets. Whilst Vocality is often considered to be “under the radar” compared with larger router manufacturers, Vocality solutions are usually chosen in preference to commercial alternatives due to the company’s expertise in tacticalenvironments, where size, power, bandwidth and reliability are key considerations. The company’s head office is based in England, but its product reach is truly international. Visit

For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi
Director of Communications, Thuraya
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888

Julian Bashford,
Chief Executive Officer, Vocality
Tel: +44 1483 813 130

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