Thuraya to launch new satellite adaptor
Dubai, September 5, 2013
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Dubai-based mobile satellite communications provider, is set to launch a new edition of its satellite adaptor for the iPhone.
The Thuraya SatSleeve not only allows users to make phone calls and to send SMS messages via Thuraya’s satellite network, it also enables them access to emails, as well as popular social media and instant messaging apps such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp, said a statement.
The users can now post news updates, chat via messaging apps with their contacts, send and receive email from the most remote locations in satellite mode. The device can be used across Thuraya’s extensive satellite network with coverage in over 140 countries, it said.
Samer Halawi, chief executive officer, said: “The new release of the SatSleeve, which now includes data, underscores our commitment towards delivering new and innovative mobile satellite products. Users today are increasingly relying on their smartphones to stay connected and we strongly believe in listening to them and to their requirements as we develop new mobile satellite products that align with their needs.”
The device also serves as an important mobile communications device and security backup for users that are operating in remote locations and in areas where natural or man-made disasters can render terrestrial communications unavailable.
It can be used across the Thuraya network either with the company’s Sim card or with a standard GSM Sim card available from 356 worldwide GSM operators across more than 160 countries.
The Thuraya SatSleeve will be available from all its service partners from September 10, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service