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November 3rd, 2013

TrustComm + Thuraya—Starlight For MSS (SATCOM)

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[SatNews] TrustComm Inc. and Thuraya Telecommunications Company have introduced Starlight, a new end-to-end U.S.-managed implementation of mobile satellite services (MSS) delivered via Thuraya satellites.

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Starlight is designed to deliver high-quality IP and voice communications for end users who require resilient and assured communications. With Starlight, the full life cycle of Thuraya’s suite of services is managed by a U.S. company, satisfying the requirements of customers in the maritime, land, energy and enterprise markets.

Starlight provides broadband IP and voice capabilities that are authenticated and terminated with U.S. IP addresses and phone number designations, based upon infrastructure that is fully controlled by U.S. personnel.

Starlight is a robust service covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Starlight will be available from TrustComm beginning in January 2014.

Thuraya is one of the world’s largest MSS operators, serving clients in a wide range of industry and government sectors. TrustComm is the premier small-business provider of secure satellite communications solutions to government and commercial organizations.

From its teleport and network operations center (S-NOC) at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, TrustComm has successfully deployed a wide range of managed satellite networking solutions to government agencies and commercial enterprises since 1999. TrustComm’s new corporate headquarters, with a fully redundant S-NOC, is located at the Quantico Corporate Center in Stafford, Virginia.

“Starlight is designed for organizations that want resilient, assured communications with a demarcation point in the United States. For those end users, the Starlight platform significantly strengthens the Thuraya value proposition,” said TrustComm’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Roe. “On the Starlight infrastructure, Thuraya services will deliver high data rates and more capabilities at outstanding value for our customers.”

Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer Samer Halawi said, “TrustComm has demonstrated the highest standards of infrastructure security and a deep understanding of the global MSS market that makes them an ideal business partner. Starlight is a game-changing solution that we expect will expand our business among U.S.-based customers with global missions.”