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June 18th, 2009

Powerful Partnerships In Asia: Thuraya + Teknikkom Electronic

Thuraya SG-2520 satphone Thuraya has appointed Teknikkom Electronic as a National Service Provider in Malaysia.

According to the agreement, Teknikkom will be distributing Thuraya’s satphones to the Malaysian market, where Teknikkom is a specialized wireless communications business that has an established reputation in the public and private sectors. Through Teknikkom’s extensive distribution network, it is expected that Thuraya’s handhelds will be widely absorbed in the market by several sectors, such as the oil and gas, NGOs, government and corporate entities, as well as individual users located in remote areas. The handhelds will be available in the Malaysian market through Teknikkom this week.

Thuraya offers the SO-2510 phone that weighs 130 grams. In addition, Thuraya has the SG-2520, which is a dual mode GSM and satellite phone. Both phones have GPS capabilities and allow you to connect to the internet. In the future, Thuraya’s latest broadband solution, ThurayaIP as well as its marine solution, ThurayaMarine, will be added to Teknikkom’s portfolio of products. ThurayaIP is an A5 size compact, portable, and mobile satellite broadband solution that has a maximum transmission speed of 444 Kbps and a streaming speed of 384 Kbps. ThurayaMarine is a specialised service for several types of sea vessels ranging from commercial ships to fishing boats and provides voice, data and fax communication and has a robust antenna to suit all sailing environments.