Sharaf DG to distribute Thuraya products
Abu Dhabi, June 14, 2009
Thuraya, a leading mobile satellite operator, has signed a distribution agreement with UAE-based IT and consumer electronics retailer, Sharaf DG, to boost its network in the local and regional markets.
This partnership will ensure better availability of Thuraya products at regular consumer outlets, said a top company official. The main target customers are users located in the UAE, GCC and Middle Eastern region who require mobile satellite services, especially frequent travelers.
As per the agreement, Sharaf DG will be distributing Thuraya’s SO-2510 and SG-2520 as well as other Thuraya products such as its broadband solution, ThurayaIP at its stores across the Gulf region.
"Through this agreement with Sharaf DG, Thuraya has now provided a broader distribution platform locally and regionally to facilitate consumer accessibility to the Company’s competitive products."
"The UAE is a target transit point and the regional and Middle Eastern customers will be able to purchase Thuraya products easily and conveniently,” said Thuraya’s chief commercial officer Dr. Sven Rohte.
He pointed out that Thuraya was the ideal communication partner for several sectors regionally especially oil and gas, travelers, government and media who require MSS services.
Thuraya’s SO-2510 is the world’s “smallest” satellite phone that weighs 130 grams, and is ideal for users located in remote areas. The SG-2520 is the world’s “smartest” satellite telephone that has superior features such as GPS and GmPRS.
“Adding Thuraya to our portfolio of products enhances our leadership in the telecommunications solutions market. We anticipate increased demand for Thuraya products in light of the fact that customers can now purchase them in so many of our outlets,” said Sharaf DG’s chief executive officer Nilesh Khalkho.-TradeArabia News Service