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Thuraya to Participate in 28th National Space Symposium in US

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Abu Dhabi (April 16, 2012) –  Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator will be a key participant at the premier US space policy and program forum, the 28th National Space Symposium. A delegation led by Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Halawi will be representing the Company that has market leadership in mobile satellite handhelds, with a 60 percent market share within its coverage area that spans Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

At this event that will be attracting over 9,000 attendees, Thuraya’s CEO will be speaking on a panel on Wednesday April 18th entitled: ‘Satellite Operators and Manufacturers-Part 2’ where he will be relaying Thuraya’s perspective on the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry.

“As a leading international brand that has left its mark in the MSS arena, Thuraya is pleased to be among the attendees at the 28th National Space Symposium where all space-related industry specialists and decision-makers convene. We look forward to sharing ideas at this progressive event and shaping the future of the MSS industry,” said Thuraya’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Halawi.

The 28th National Space Symposium is an annual event that is being held this year from April 16th to 19th in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. It brings together space leaders from around the world to discuss the future of space.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company (

Thuraya is a leading international mobile satellite services operator that provides world-class satellite communication solutions in more than 140 countries and worldwide services on terrestrial networks.

Thuraya’s robust satellite network coverage spans across Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia covering two-thirds of the world’s population enabling them to communicate clearly and effectively in areas underserved by terrestrial networks.

Thuraya’s portfolio covers data, voice and maritime products and services that support dual GSM and satellite mode, and advanced applications, to provide people and businesses with constant connectivity when they need it most. Thuraya specifically designs successful satellite communication solutions for vertical sectors such as energy, media, government, NGOs and maritime.

Thuraya was founded in 1997 by a consortium of leading national telecommunications operators and reputed regional and international investment firms, and is the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite handhelds in its coverage area.



Mr. Ebrahim K. Ebrahim 
Vice President – Marketing & Corporate Communications 
Thuraya Telecommunications Co.
Post Box 283333 Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-4488-828
Fax: 971-4-4488-899
Email: [email protected]