The theme this year at the 15th annual Partners' Conference in Dubai, hosted by Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company, is “Forging Ahead”... and they are doing just that. Thuraya welcomed international and regional delegates from Africa, Asia, Europe, the GCC and North America that is currently taking place from April 25 to 26, at Dubai's W hotel.
This year’s theme of “Forging Ahead” celebrates Thuraya’s plans to continually bring attention to the satellite industry. The event was launched by Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Al Shamsi who shared an overview of the company’s progress in 2016 and its expansion plans into new geographies and markets moving forward. The sessions that followed provided insight into Thuraya’s strategy; gave an update on its next generation constellation plan and a peek at its upcoming product innovations.
The UAE-based company broke new ground in 2016 by launching the award winning XT PRO DUAL, the world’s only dual mode, dual SIM satellite phone; and unveiling its dedicated M2M service and first terminal to work in North America. The company also established innovative alliances with international mobile network operators and new service partners to bring attention to the satellite industry by delivering more value and choice for its customers.
Acknowledged by the industry in 2016, Thuraya won Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award and the SILA Satellite Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Global SatShow in Turkey.
Ahmed Al Shamsi commented that partnerships are an integral part of their business. The annual Thuraya Partner Conference is their way of thanking their service partners for their dedication and support of the company. The conference, provides a platform to share ideas, feedback, insight and tools that enable Thuraya and its partners to find new opportunities and grow the markets and business.
He continued that 2017 is bursting with new announcements, services, products and updates that will break barriers and advance the needs of innovation further. Thuraya will be looking at new markets, segments and technologies that will lead to the development of different applications and business models. Their focus on quality, value, superior services and end-users will distinguish them from the industry. They are deeply committed to their innovation strategy of making satellite communications more accessible, reliable, cost-effective and user-friendly for people to connect no matter where they are, and anytime they want.
In addition to interactive panels, networking sessions, workshops and product demonstrations, delegates will enjoy a special appreciation dinner.