Who We Are

Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities they serve closer together.

We offer innovative, flexible and dependable technology that helps you overcome the toughest challenges and achieve the highest aspirations - facilitating reliable communications where and when it matters most.

Our global customers include industry leaders from a variety of sectors including energy, media, marine, government and NGOs.

Our superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the world via satellite and across the globe through our unique GSM roaming capabilities.

Network Coverage

Thuraya's robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. From innovative satellite design to the reliability of each Thuraya device and accessory, we provide a truly superior satellite communication solution beyond the boundaries of terrestrial systems and cellular networks.

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Thuraya-1: A star is born 2000

Our first satellite, Thuraya-1 was launched from the Pacific Ocean. At 5,108 kg, the Thuraya-1 became the Middle East's first mobile telecommunications satellite.
Our first satellite phone: Thuraya Hughes 7100 2001

We launched the world’s favorite satellite phone, Thuraya Hughes 7100. The phone provides integrated dual-band satellite/GSM modes with voice, data, fax, SMS, and GPS navigation.
Thuraya-2 launched into orbit 2003

Thuraya celebrated the successful launch of our second satellite, Thuraya-2. Thuraya’s subscribers hit 100,000 users.
Thuraya SO-2510: The world’s smallest satellite phone 2006

We introduced Thuraya SO-2510 and successfully achieve high-speed internet connectivity on the new handset.
Thuraya SG-2520: Empowering our users 2007

Thuraya SG-2520 became the first satellite phone enabled with Bluetooth. To support our growing base of customers on a 24x7 basis, Thuraya’s call center commenced operations.
We launch our third satellite, Thuraya-3 2008

Thuraya-3 further expanded the coverage of our network across Asia and Australia. We also launched Thuraya IP, the world’s fastest, most portable and toughest satellite broadband modem.
Thuraya XT: The world’s toughest satellite phone 2009

With the release of the Thuraya XT satellite phone, the toughest and most reliable satellite phone ever, we launched a new corporate brand identity.
A year of achievements 2012

Thuraya received an ITU Humanitarian Award for our contribution in providing vital mobile satellite communication services during emergencies. We launched the dual-mode satellite & GSM phone, Thuraya XT-DUAL, the pocket-size Wi-Fi router, Thuraya XT-Hotspot and the SF2500 marine voice terminal. A Point of Presence was established in Singapore, boosting our broadband services in Asia. We launched operations in Russia.
Innovation takes flight 2013

It was a year led by strong product launches where the Thuraya IP+, two editions of the market-changing Thuraya SatSleeve and the Thuraya Maritime Broadband solution were announced. In addition, Thuraya kicked off highly successful service launches with SoftBank (Japan), Pivotel (Australia), Smart Communications (the Philippines), CMSCG/Armarda (China) and ChungHwa Telecoms (Taiwan). The Thuraya SatSleeve also won the Innovation Award at Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent 2013 Awards.
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