Thuraya Joins Hands with Gulfsat in New Partnership

The collaboration will extend and diversify satellite communication services across the MENA region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 October 2017: Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced today the signing of a partnership with satellite communications company, Gulfsat at the ongoing OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels) event in Kuwait. This strategic alliance will enable Gulfsat to launch data services in Kuwait. The partnership allows the companies to combine interests and increase both their distribution channels among government, maritime, media and enterprise sectors in the surrounding region.

Established in 1995, Gulfsat, a subsidiary of United Networks, a member of Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO Group), has risen to be a prominent provider of satellite communications, satellite broadcasting and managed telecommunications solutions. The new agreement gives Thuraya - for the first time - a data service presence in Kuwait, and enhanced broadcasting capabilities, backed by Gulfsat’s media broadcasting influence and forte. Meanwhile, Gulfsat can look forward to furthering their service capabilities over land and sea in the Middle East and North Africa region via Thuraya’s range of data products.

Danny COTE, Chief Commercial Officer at Thuraya says, “We are delighted to work with Gulfsat, through whom we are able to gain a foothold in Kuwait and extend services into some of the country’s key sectors, including its prominent maritime market. Together, our joint offerings will also facilitate the remote operational capabilities of the Middle East and North African utilities and oil and gas sectors. We are confident this venture will garner a positive reception and as new opportunities unfold, we look forward to more collaborations with our new partner.”

From the month of November, the product range accessible to Gulfsat customers will include the full range of Thuraya’s land and maritime broadband terminals such as the IP+, IP Voyager, Orion IP and Atlas IP.         

Mohammed Al-Haj, Chairman and CEO  at Gulfsat says, “This alliance empowers us to meet the increasing demand for mobile data in Kuwait - we can now offer unified solutions across terrestrial and satellite networks to our customers and keep them connected, no matter where they are. As a well-reputed MSS operator and our neighbor in the Gulf, Thuraya’s partnership with us is mutually beneficial as it strengthens our shared goals for service provisions in the region.”

Danny added, “Thuraya can drive communication costs down by an average of 40%, while ensuring that anybody and everybody is reached. We offer unprecedented value; unlimited data plans; swift, easy installation; fast speeds and access to a reliable network.”

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.


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