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Yahsat and Cobham SATCOM Complete Critical Design Review for Thuraya’s Next Generation Broadband Products and Service Platform

Abu Dhabi, 17 February, 2023 :

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 February 2023 – Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, today announced the successful completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) for Thuraya 4-NGS Programme’s Next Generation Service Platform and Broadband Products, further adding to the company’s extensive portfolio of solutions. As part of the ongoing transformational programme, Thuraya 4-NGS, the platform and new products are integral to Yahsat’s growth strategy and the advancement of Yahsat’s mobility satcom business across Africa, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

The Next Generation Broadband Products consists of an extensive and largescale product portfolio that supports increasingly important operational applications in aero, land and maritime environments. These products are designed in co-operation with Cobham Satcom to ensure delivery of a wide spectrum of services including broadband data, push-to-talk,and voice-over LTE. The Next Generation Service Platform will further ensure support of the new product portfolio with higher performance, higher reliability and security.

Offering advanced satellite communication capabilities to key verticals including Government, Maritime, Enterprise, Energy, Aero, NGOs and Relief Organizations, these new innovative solutions will deliver  numerous advantages that include higher performance (data rates of up to 1 Mbps), enhanced capabilities and additional features.

Commenting on the completion, Adnan Al Muhairi, Chief Technology Officer, Yahsat said: “We are delighted to announce that the CDR review stage for these solutions has been successfully completed and we remain on track to deliver the programme according to  schedule. This is a testament to the exceptional talent, skill and innovative technology Yahsat brings to the table on a wide range of solutions that are aimed to meet the needs of users across diverse operational scenarios. The completion of this milestone, in partnership with Cobham Satcom, re-affirms our current product development program, which is in line with Yahsat’s wider growth strategy and product expansion plans.”

Christophe Duret, CEO at Cobham Satcom, added: The completion of the CDR not only marks an important milestone in the roll out of the Thuraya 4-NGS enabled portfolio, but also reinforces the strategic partnership we have built with Yahsat. As a leading MSS infrastructure and terminal provider, we are committed to the success of this ongoing transformational program as it will enable us to continue delivering the best products and solutions to our extensive distribution channels and client portfolio.”

The Next Generation Broadband Products will be showcased for the first time at IDEX 2023, which will take place from February 20-24 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The $550 million transformational programme, Thuraya 4-NGS, is scheduled to commence operations in the first half of 2025, with a significant proportion of the solutions to be available and operational over existing assets.