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Astrium adds new Thuraya products

Thuraya and Astrium Services have agreed a deal to strengthen their relationship by adding Thuraya's IP+, SatSleeve and Maritime Broadband (MBB) products to the Astrium Services portfolio.

The companies, having already been partners for over 13 years, hope that this new agreement will help to extend their reach to a more diverse set of customers and service partners around the world.

Astrium Services will now be able to provide its range of value-added services including messaging, prepaid cards and interconnection to corporate networks via the newly launched Thuraya satellite services.

“Our partnership with Astrium Services has grown from strength to strength over the years,” said Bilal El Hamoui, acting vice president of distribution at Thuraya.

“Astrium Services has demonstrated strong commitment and tremendous support towards driving distribution of Thuraya’s extensive product portfolio to their global customers.”

“We are very excited to embark on a new journey with them to drive distribution of Thuraya’s voice, land and maritime products and services to an even wider spectrum of global customers and service partners.”

In related news, Thuraya has also recently announced that it has secured a new term financing facility through Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the proceeds of which will be used to upgrade its network infrastructure and to support further development and expansion of its product portfolio.

“We are pleased to have secured this financing and entering into a long-term, relationship with DIB,” said Samer Halawi, chief executive officer of Thuraya.

“This will help us strengthen our position as a leading MSS operator and provide the company with additional financial flexibility to develop our next generation gateway and upgrade our network capacity. It also provides us with the breadth that supports our sustainable growth strategy as well as new business opportunities in key and emerging markets.”

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