Thuraya brings mobile satellite connectivity to Africa
Cape Town, South Africa, November 12, 2013
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, has launched the Thuraya SatSleeve, a versatile and user-friendly device which brings satellite connectivity to the iPhone in Africa.
The company is also providing the Thuraya IP+, the latest addition to its portfolio of mobile satellite broadband terminals, said a statement.
IT and data disruptions are African business leaders’ main concern and IT disaster recovery is the most implemented business continuity management component, according to a recent report by KPMG on business continuity.
Thuraya’s reliable satellite network provides connectivity for both enterprises and individuals when they need it most, said the statement.
Thuraya SatSleeve offers easy integration of a smartphone with satellite connectivity — delivered over Thuraya’s extensive satellite network. Slightly larger than the iPhone itself, the compact adaptor provides users with the ability to turn their iPhone into a satellite smartphone that allows them to have reliable connectivity beyond the coverage of traditional terrestrial networks, it said.
Thuraya IP+ is the fastest and lightest mobile satellite broadband terminal available in the market. Without compromising on portability, it is designed to achieve fast IP speeds, ensuring quick and reliable access to broadband data services over Thuraya’s satellite network.
T Sanford Jewett, vice president of market development, said: “The launch of Thuraya’s SatSleeve represents a major innovation in the satellite industry. This is the first consumer-friendly mobile satellite phone ever launched and it dramatically improves access to satellite telephony for travellers and remote workers alike. iPhone users now have a versatile and affordable means of calling, texting and connecting apps via satellite from the world’s most remote locations.” - TradeArabia News Service