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Dubai,  UAE,  June  12, 2018:  Leading  Mobile  Satellite  Service  operator,  Thuraya Telecommunications  Company  and  its  long-standing  service  partner,  IEC  Telecom joinedforces  to  showcase  Thuraya’s  maritime  product  portfolio  and  provide  a  preview  of  the  latest  Thuraya  maritime  VSAT  service  at  this  year’s  international  shipping  exhibition,  Posidonia  2018,  in  Greece.  Visitors  to  the  Greece  Metropolitan  Expo  hadthe  opportunity  to  engage  with  senior  executives  from  Thuraya  and  IEC  Telecom  on  Thuraya’s  new  VSAT  service  and  terminal  that  are  due  to  be  launched  later  this  year.     

 Speaking  at  the  Expo,  Ricky  D’Souza,  Manager,  Market  Development  Maritime,  Thuraya,  said:  “The  growing  demand  for  data  in  the  maritime  sector  coupled with  other  requirements  such  as  crew  retention,  remote  offices,  remotemonitoring  and  maintenance  has  pushed  us  to  develop  our  VSAT  service.”

“We  were  pleased  to  meet  our  valued  customers  to  give them  a  sneak  peek  of  our  new  dedicated  VSAT+  terminal  that  provides  communication support  for  a  wider  range  of  applications.”Thuraya  displayeda  wide  range  of  products  from  its  maritime  portfolio  including  the  
Thuraya  Orion  IP  broadband  terminal,  the  SF2500  voice  satellite  terminal  and  the  newly  launched  Thuraya  Atlas  IP+.  Easy  to  install,  Thuraya  Atlas  IP+  offers  managers  and  crew  seamless  access  to  the Internet,  enhanced  connectivity,  and  high-speed  onboard  efficiency  with  best-in-class  data  rates,  as  well  as  driving  operational  efficiency.  The  terminal  features  a  single  cable  connection  to  the  stabilised antenna,  direct  bulkhead  mounting,  and  built-in  Wi-Fi.  Through  its  RJ11  port,  it  can  be  connected  to  any  standard  analog  or  cordless  phone.  This  allows  for  simultaneous  voice  and  data  sessions.  The  voice  calls  run  via  the  Thuraya  Talk  VoIP  app,  lending  a  cost-effective  service  option. 

Nabil  Ben  Sussia,  Managing  director,  IEC  Telecom  Middle  East  and  Kazakhstan,  said:  “We  were  pleased  to  partner  with  Thuraya  at  Posidonia  2018.  With  the  expansion  of  Thuraya’s  maritime  portfolio  into  the  VSAT  market,  we  have  even  more  of  a  selection  of  high-quality  equipment  and  services  to  offer  customers  - vital  equipment  that  keeps  crew  connected  with  family  and  friends  while  away  at  sea.” IEC  Telecom  Group  works  in  close  collaboration  with  Thuraya  Telecommunications  Company  to  offer  the  best  solutions  in  maritime.  Its  long  partnershipresulted  in  the  successful  launch  of  Orion  Edge  in  2016  as  well  as  FlexiYacht  in  March  2018,  a  unique  Internet  broadband  solution  designed  specifically  to  meet  the  requirements  of  leisure  boats.  


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