|[January 30, 2014]
Thuraya Unveils Orion IP Maritime Broadband Terminal
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
operator, has launched its first dedicated maritime broadband terminal
as it strengthens its focus on this growing segment.
Thuraya Orion IP is a maritime-specific broadband terminal manufactured
by Hughes (News - Alert) Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband
satellite solutions. Capable of data transfer at rates up to 444kbps,
Thuraya Orion IP leverages the Company's highly reliable and uncongested
network, with Maritime Broadband pricing packages to provide the best
value for connectivity available to users in the shipping sector.
Randy Roberts, Vice President of Innovation at Thuraya (News - Alert) said, "At a time
when the other players are either increasing prices or expecting their
customers to upgrade to unproven platforms, Thuraa's commitment is to
maritime users who want broadband communications at a competitive rate,
with hardware they can rely on and without the threat of punitive price
increases. Orion IP is the first important step in a 2014 maritime
strategy that will increase choice and provide greater value for
maritime users, no matter how big or small their operations are."
The terminal has been designed for users who want simplicity in
installation, flexible operations, and a platform that enables vessel
operators to use their own value-added services as well as those from
Geoff Davison, Product Manager for Maritime at Thuraya said: "The
maritime satellite market is definitely changing but L-band will
continue to play an important role in maritime communications for many
years to come. The launch of Orion IP illustrates that Thuraya and our
partners understand what maritime users want from their communications
solutions: choice, performance and value."
The Thuraya satellite network provides high quality L-band coverage
spanning Northern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North and South Asia
and Australia. Current estimates suggest that at least 30,000 merchant
maritime vessels operate under its footprint, including thousands of
vessels that previously could not justify the higher CAPEX and running
costs of competitor offerings.
About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator
and a global telecommunication provider. Visit www.thuraya.com
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