Thuraya Launches the World's Most Advanced Satellite Phone

The Thuraya XT-PRO offers the longest talk-time, the largest display, and all three major navigation systems. It brings unparalleled flexibility for government, energy, media and NGO users in all regions.

DUBAI, UAE, April 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Thuraya Telecommunications Company today launched the industry's most advanced satellite phone, the Thuraya XT-PRO. Targeted at professional users across a range of market sectors including government, energy, media and NGOs, the Thuraya XT-PRO is the only satellite phone to feature built-in GPS, BeiDou and Glonass for highest accuracy and added security in every region.

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The Thuraya XT-PRO has a talk-time of up to 9 hours, which is the longest on any satellite phone. It is jet-water, dust and shock resistant, ensuring it withstands the harshest environments. Its hardened Gorilla® glass display is the largest available on a satellite phone; and the screen is designed for glare resistance, which allows for optimal visibility in bright sunlight. In case of emergency, the Thuraya XT-PRO also has a dedicated SOS button with advanced navigation and tracking features for added safety.

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya remarked: "The launch of the Thuraya XT-PRO reaffirms our leadership position in the mobile satellite phone sector. It houses all three major navigation systems, the longest talk-time, and the largest display on the market. Following the success of the SatSleeve and the XT-LITE, we continue to demonstrate our ability to disrupt the mobile satellite industry with ground-breaking products of the highest quality. The XT-PRO is ideal for our core customer base of professional satellite phone users who count on us to deliver highly reliable connectivity in some of the world's toughest and most remote places."

"The Thuraya XT-PRO builds on the success of the highly popular Thuraya XT and introduces new features and functionality for an enhanced user experience. This allows Thuraya to strengthen its satellite phone portfolio with the new flagship product, Thuraya XT-PRO, for the professional user, and the Thuraya XT-LITE for the casual user," added Halawi. "The XT-PRO's feature upgrades and its sleek design reflect our aim to understand and continuously evaluate what users are looking for in a satellite phone."

The Thuraya XT-PRO allows users to enjoy ubiquitous coverage in areas that are not served or are under-served by terrestrial networks. The device also works as a security backup when natural or man-made disasters disrupt terrestrial communications. The XT-PRO can be used across the Thuraya network covering two thirds of the globe, including more than 160 countries. The ability to use the phone either with a Thuraya prepaid or postpaid SIM card, or a SIM card from any of Thuraya's worldwide GSM roaming partners, gives flexibility for users to choose the best option based on their needs.

The Thuraya XT-PRO is available at all Thuraya Service Partners beginning April 30, 2015. For more information on the Thuraya XT-PRO, including pricing and airtime plans, please check with your local Thuraya Service Partner.

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About Thuraya Telecommunications Company 

Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya's superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company's diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Visit http://www.thuraya.com 

SOURCE Thuraya Telecommunications Company

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