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Thuraya MediaComms Soars to New Streaming Heights of 512 Kbps

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Dubai (Aug. 6, 2012) – In an exciting development for the broadcast industry, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the leading international mobile satellite operator has once again confirmed heightened streaming speeds of 512 Kbps standard IP. This enhanced performance proves that IP bonding is very effective over media broadcast solutions and simple to execute. The new streaming speeds were successfully recorded at a recent roadshow in Paris organized by Thuraya’s media broadcasting partner, Geolink Satellite Services.

At the event, media customers from prominent news channels, news gatherers and radio stations witnessed live video transmission by coupling two Thuraya IP terminals using the ClipWay Software aggregating function. This resulted in registering speeds of up to 512 Kbps. IP bonding is done by linking two IP terminals together with a USB cable. The ClipWay Software is a media broadcast solution by Geolink.

Michel Notte, Media Development Manager at Geolink Satellite Services, said: “I am thrilled about the swift new speed we have achieved combining Thuraya IP with ClipWay. After seeing a live test showing 512K, the results are smooth and sharp. This new achievement is absolutely fantastic.”

Thuraya’s IP services can now be enjoyed at double the speed, so media teams can be the first to break news stories as they unfold. Furthermore, Thuraya IP’s Asymmetric Streaming capability allows users to adjust speeds according to bandwidth usage, ensuring instant savings of up to 40% in comparison with other broadband solutions.

Fahad Kahoor, Thuraya’s Director of Market Development, Enterprise was pleased with the result of the IP bonding test: “Broadcasters attending the roadshow showed enormous interest in this new solution. The innovative and affordable Thuraya IP solution, which can be used in any climate, now allows media customers to complete filing stories even faster and more affordable.”

Thuraya IP is the world’s most compact and powerful satellite data terminal, delivering an ideal 384 Kbps streaming and 444 Kbps standard IP.

Thuraya offers solutions to meet the communications needs of businesses and individuals in a world where news is ever evolving, and where fast and reliable connectivity is an essential component in everyday life.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company (
The leading mobile satellite services operator, Thuraya offers unique and innovative communications solutions in more than 140 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Thuraya delivers data and voice satellite communications solutions with clear and reliable connectivity in remote locations for the energy, media, government, NGO and maritime sectors.

Thuraya has sold in excess of 600,000 satellite handheld phones. Thuraya is the only company to offer a dual mode satellite phone, the Thuraya XT-DUAL, a technologically superior handset that features both GSM and satellite capabilities. Thuraya also provides the Thuraya IP data modem, a secure and rapidly-deployable satellite broadband solution offering connection speeds up to 444 Kbps standard IP.

Established in 1997, Thuraya’s powerful satellites enable two-thirds of the globe’s population to communicate in areas unserved by terrestrial networks.

Thuraya continues to serve humanity through developing superior products and solutions that provide the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach.

About Geolink Satellite Services
Geolink Satellite Services is a French company providing satellite solutions for IP communication around the globe. With a German-based teleport facilities and offices in Germany (CETel), France (Geolink Satellite services) and Dubai (CETel Middle East), GEOLINK Satellite Services is guaranteeing customers a high level of services and 24/7 support.

From project management and satellite solution roll out, to space segment, Geolink Satellite Services provides global IP communication solutions meeting the economic and technical requirements from key sectors such as Media, Military, NGO’s, Oil and Gas and Shipping Companies.

As preferred partner of key actors in Telecom and Satellite industry, Geolink Satellite Services is regularly rewarded for high standards of services, support and innovative offers or applications emerging from these technological collaborations.

Geolink Satellite Services has developed ClipWay, a software solution dedicated to Media Professionals, to optimize and video and audio files over IP links. Broadly used by broadcasters to transmit Live and prerecorded audio & video reports, ClipWay is also including unique functions such as: IP links aggregations, light edition, link connection management. Being all software, ClipWay is evolving and adapting to the most demanding users’ requirements.

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For more information, please contact: (
Corporate Communications Department 
Thuraya Telecommunications Co. 
Post Box 283333 Dubai, UAE 
Tel: +971-4-4488-888 
Fax: +971-4-4488-899 
Email: [email protected]