TrustComm and Thuraya introduce Starlight, an enhanced mobile satellite service

Stafford, Virginia and Dubai, UAE – November 4, 2013 – TrustComm Inc. and Thuraya Telecommunications Company today introduced Starlight, a new end-to-end U.S.-managed implementation of mobile satellite services (MSS) delivered via Thuraya satellites.

Starlight is designed to deliver high-quality IP and voice communications for end users who require resilient and assured communications. With Starlight, the full lifecycle of Thuraya’s suite of services is managed by a U.S. company, satisfying the requirements of customers in the maritime, land, energy and enterprise markets.

Starlight provides broadband IP and voice capabilities that are authenticated and terminated with U.S. IP addresses and phone number designations, based upon infrastructure that is fully controlled by U.S. personnel.

Starlight is a robust service covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Starlight will be available from TrustComm beginning in January 2014. Thuraya is one of the world’s largest MSS operators, serving clients in a wide range of industry and government sectors. TrustComm is the premier small-business provider of secure satellite communications solutions to government and commercial organizations.

From its teleport and network operations center (S-NOC) at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, TrustComm has successfully deployed a wide range of managed satellite networking solutions to government agencies and commercial enterprises since 1999.

TrustComm’s new corporate headquarters, with a fully redundant S-NOC, is located at the Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford, Virginia. “Starlight is designed for organizations that want resilient, assured communications with a demarcation point in the U.S. For those end users, the Starlight platform significantly strengthens the Thuraya value proposition,” said TrustComm’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Roe. “On the Starlight infrastructure, Thuraya services will deliver high data rates and more capabilities at outstanding value for our customers.”

Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer Samer Halawi said, “TrustComm has demonstrated the highest standards of infrastructure security and a deep understanding of the global MSS market that makes them an ideal business partner. Starlight is a game-changing solution that we expect will expand our business among U.S.-based customers with global missions.”

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 TrustComm
TrustComm is a global provider of assured, customized satellite communications services for companies and government agencies that require instant, robust and easily deployable connectivity. Originally founded in 1999, TrustComm was acquired in 2012 by the American investment group Global Secure Networks Inc. TrustComm’s assured satcom services, terrestrial and end-to-end networks provide maximum reliability to support a broad range of applications. Those applications include broadband Internet access, VoIP, video conferencing and data communications – for business continuity, emergency response, tactical field deployment and temporary usage. With its global network, engineering expertise, 24/7 primary S-NOC and owned infrastructure at the highly secure Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, and redundant S-NOC near Quantico, Va., TrustComm exceeds the security and reliability standards of its clients. For more information, please visit
For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi
Director of Communications, Thuraya
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888
Stan Schneider
Schneider Communications Corp.
Tel: +1-954-435-3310

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