December 17, 2012
Thuraya Telecommunications Signs Agreement with SoftBank Mobile to Provide Coverage to Users
By Tabitha Naylor, Contributing Writer
Earlier today, a popular Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications, and a telecommunications dealer in Japan, SoftBank Mobile, signed an agreement in order to bring mobile satellite communication services for Japanese business, enterprise and consumer subscribers.
To provide Thuraya’s (News - Alert) satellite network services in Japan, SoftBank Mobile has applied and successfully received approval from the Japanese regulator. Thuraya’s handsets and airtime services, starting from February 2013, will be sold to customers from SoftBank Mobile’s distribution channels.
To design a new version of Thuraya’s handset with special features, as part of the agreement, the two companies will collaborate together. This new edition of the Thuraya handset will be available exclusively for sale from SoftBank Mobile. Furthermore, SoftBank users who are venturing outside of terrestrial networks or those who are in areas where networks are either unavailable or are vulnerable to natural disasters can also benefit from Thuraya’s services... Read More