Satellite Technology Feature Article
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.
To enable them to communicate from anywhere in Japan and the maritime areas surrounding it, the media, energy, government, and all other types of enterprises as well as individual consumers will be able to avail themselves of Thuraya’s services and a multitude of solutions.
Offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and NGO, Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider. Across two-thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities, the company’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage.
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. To offer customer-focused, leading-edge communications, Thuraya’s values centering on challenge, inspiration, empowerment and engagement drives its mission. Through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity and never leaving anyone out of reach, Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity.
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo