Thuraya joins the Mobile Satellite Users Association

Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2014 – The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) today announced that Thuraya has joined the Association as a corporate member. MSUA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the users of Mobile Satellite Services worldwide.

“MSUA is very pleased to welcome Thuraya as an active corporate member to our Association,” said Tim Farrar, MSUA’s President. “Thuraya brings a unique portfolio of mobile satellite services to geographies with increasing demands for reliable voice and data communications. Thuraya understands the specific needs of mobile satellite users and will help MSUA support the critical communication needs of users around the world.”

“We believe that through engagement with MSUA, we can build on our legacy to take innovation in the mobile satellite industry to the next level,” said Samer Halawi, Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer. “Mobile satellite plays a vital role in providing communications in areas which are unserved or underserved by terrestrial networks. MSUA plays a key role in informing, advocating for and educating industry members and influencers about the importance of mobile satellite communications. We commend MSUA for its efforts in supporting the users of mobile satellite services and are committed to supporting this important organization.”

As a Member, Thuraya will join the existing group of global satellite operators and providers including Airbus Defence & Space, Cobham Satcom, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp, Globalstar, Hughes Network Systems, John Deere, KVH Industries, Mackay Communications, ViaSat and others.

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 MSUA
The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the users of Mobile Satellite Services worldwide. It serves the interests of users by fostering communications among and between users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of satellite systems, and the various entities that may affect the future of the industry. Visit:

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