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Thuraya partners with Telespazio for global distribution

Thuraya’s mobile satellite solutions are now available through the Leonardo and Thales Company’s global network.

Thuraya, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Yahsat, has signed a partnership agreement with Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), to distribute its products and services worldwide.

Telespazio customers in critical sectors such as government, maritime, energy and relief can now effectively integrate Thuraya’s mobile solutions with their own platforms to enable a wide range of comms-on-the-move and comms-on-the-pause applications.

Speaking about the partnership, Shawkat Ahmed, Thuraya’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “The combination of our game-changing technology and Telespazio’s global distribution with support systems, makes this partnership very efficient in addressing market opportunities and delivering a compelling proposition for end-users. The partnership with Telespazio, a company that has a long history and expertise in the MSS industry, is part of our continued efforts to consolidate Thuraya’s global presence in key markets and sectors so that customers have constant access to our versatile solutions.”

Thuraya’s mobile satellite network enables seamless voice, data and broadband services on land, at sea and in the air, covering over 160 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

“Thuraya gives added breadth to what Telespazio has to offer in terms of solutions and services for the government, utilities, oil and gas, and mobility markets, further reinforcing our role as a global satellite service distributor. Our partnership with Thuraya allows us to offer clients worldwide a comprehensive range of mobile satellite services, backed by flexible plans and reliable equipment,” added Alessandro Caranci, head of Telespazio’s Satellite Communications Line of Business.

In the UAE, Telespazio’s main shareholder Leonardo has a long history of collaboration based on the supply of naval technologies, trainer aircraft and new generation helicopters. In the country, Leonardo and Telespazio are also engaged in Earth Observation, satellite navigation, telecommunications and geo-information activities.