Thuraya and IEC Telecom partner up at OPV Middle East 2016


Thuraya Telecommunications Company, and its long-standing service partner, IEC Telecom, will be co-exhibiting at the upcoming Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East 2016 conference in Bahrain.

On display will be a number of solutions from Thuraya’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite voice and broadband devices that provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. The line-up of terminals will include the Thuraya Orion Edge and Thuraya SF2500, which offer voice and data IP connections that allow users to access navigation charts, weather data, and satellite images reporting on their position; or keep in touch with their headquarters or remote offices.

Fahad Kahoor, Director of Market Development at Thuraya, said: “Offshore patrol vessels are intended to carry out a range of missions such as maritime security, border control, routine patrols, anti-smuggling, counter-piracy, and fishery protection, as well as effective disaster relief. Therefore, clear, uninterrupted connectivity is vital to achieve these tasks, and Thuraya’s easy to install marine terminals are the perfect solution.”

Operating over Thuraya’s powerful and advanced network, Thuraya’s terminals help ships serve as remote offices while ensuring the welfare of their onboard crew by delivering reliable and efficient data and voice capabilities. The SF2500 is a voice satellite terminal that combines voice capabilities, crew calling, GPS tracking, geofencing and SMS services in a compact package designed for small- and medium-sized vessels. The Thuraya Orion Edge is a broadband terminal, specifically designed for the harsh maritime environment that provides robust and reliable data connectivity at speeds up to 444kbps.

Nabil Ben Soussia, General Manager of IEC Telecom in Middle East and Kazakhstan, said: “We are pleased to partner with Thuraya at OPV. With the expansion of Thuraya’s maritime portfolio, we have even more of a selection of high-quality equipment and services to offer customers – vital equipment that keeps crew of navy vessels connected with colleagues, family and friends while away at sea.

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