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UAE's Thuraya SeaStar brings full accessibility to maritime satellite communications

A container ship is docked at a container terminal in Khalifa Port during its opening in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi

A container ship is docked at a container terminal in Khalifa Port during its opening in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi

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DUBAI, 10th January, 2017 (WAM) -- Thuraya Telecommunications Company today announced the launch of Thuraya SeaStar, the new circuit switched voice terminal that brings full and affordable accessibility to maritime communications.

Thuraya SeaStar meets the evolving needs of the fishing market, introducing the power of modern satellite communications' capability to small scale operators. Thuraya’s new terminal is ideal for smaller and regional owner-operator fishing vessels, although its appeal also extends to other operators looking for support systems.

Bilal Hamoui, Thuraya Chief Commercial Officer, said, "Because the maritime market itself includes operators of varying scale and requirements, Thuraya needs to offer a comprehensive portfolio of products at a clear and distinctive range of price points. Maritime satellite communications should be available to everyone at sea, and Thuraya SeaStar is a high quality, accessible and affordable voice terminal that meets the needs of a rapidly expanding modern market. Expectations are changing and new legislation and safety requirements are being introduced around the world, but we have made it possible for smaller scale operators to meet these changing demands." Thuraya’s new terminal offers voice, SMS, data and tracking, on an easy and intuitive interface based on the Android operating system. Users can make satellite voice calls to normal PSTN phones, mobile phones and other satellite phones through the Thuraya satellite network.

© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2017.

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