UAE-based satellite operator, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has been steaming ahead with the development of its new half a billion-dollar L-band satellite system. Built by Airbus with operation planned for 2024, Thuraya 4-NGS will enhance coverage, boost speeds, and enrich the products and services portfolio. Digital Ship caught up with Mr. Sulaiman Al Ali, Thuraya’s CEO, to find out how the company has been progressing with the development of its latest programme.
Thuraya MarineStar and SatTrack web-based service, strike the right balance between affordability and the essential features for vessel tracking, monitoring, on-board safety, security and operational efficiencies.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has selected Cobham SATCOM to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and products, to operate as part of the Thuraya 4-NGS satellite system.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch advanced satellite system, Thuraya 4-NGS.
IEC Telecom and GTMaritime have partnered to deliver two vital services over one company antenna, with minimal bandwidth requirements. The connectivity package, MarineStar E-Lite, provides voice and data services that are optimised for smaller vessels.
Thuraya has launched its web-based SatTrack maritime tracking and monitoring service in partnership with FrontM, a developer of software applications.
The advancement of digitalisation is now bringing benefits to businesses in hard-to-reach locations, transforming the way they operate and making life easier for customers in remote areas inadequately served by terrestrial networks.
Last month, IEC Telecom and Thuraya introduced Orion Edge V (“V” for virtual), a state-of-the-art satcom system which offers an affordable VSAT-like experience over compact hardware. Digitalisation, previously reserved for large vessels, is now available for smaller crafts.
IEC Telecom has joined forces with Thuraya to bring affordable quality satcom technology to smaller vessels that have limited onboard space. Orion Edge V enables a VSAT-like communications experience over L-band with access to a cloud-based system offering a wide range of telecom services.
Thuraya has signed a partnership agreement with Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67 per cent) and Thales (33 per cent), to distribute its products and services worldwide.
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