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December 7th, 2011

Thuraya... Improvements Abound (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Thuraya IP now features a new functionality that is vital for supporting a variety of applications for large organizations and enterprises.

Relay Mode allows NGOs, government, broadcast media, energy and other vertical and private consumers using Thuraya IP to run a range of applications which require a public IP address on the terminal equipment attached to the IP device. With this new feature, Thuraya IP consumers will experience greater freedom and flexibility to use all applications and equipment such as computers, laptops and other devices that require this feature without any compromise on quality of service or security. “We have set the bar with our Thuraya IP solution as the world’s smallest satellite broadband solution to support 384 Kbps streaming. With the new Relay Mode, Thuraya IP will continue to provide a superior high-speed data experience and flexibility for our consumer base which relies on Thuraya IP for critical communications,” said Thuraya’s Director of Product Management, Mr. Rashid Baba. Thuraya IP is A-5 sized and weighs a 1.3 kilograms. It is a rapidly deployable plug and play system that requires no additional software for installation or usage. Offering Standard IP speeds of 444Kbps, it is the only satellite broadband solution with Asymmetric Streaming capabilities. This unique feature enables consumers to select upload and download speeds according to their actual requirements, which can save them up to 40 percent in their transmission costs. Thuraya offers tailored pricing packages that allow consumers from different government, business, NGO and other sectors to subscribe to the most appropriate pricing packages that are in line with their requirements and budgets. Packages range from zero monthly fee plans to value plans with fixed-fees, making the solution highly flexible and affordable without compromise on quality. Thuraya also offers a Shareplan package, whereby corporate customers can share the individual airtime allocations across all their terminal base, and mix and match the different Thuraya solutions – voice and data, allowing for even greater savings.