Thuraya’s dual mode (GSM and satellite) handsets integrate terrestrial and satellite services, expanding the boundaries of local telecom providers and allowing customers to roam vast areas without service interruption or failure.
Thuraya’s mobile services are ideal for telephony services in underserved areas mainly in the following segments: individuals in need of reliable satellite communication, frequent Travelers, Oil and Gas, Construction, Tourism, Media, Agriculture, Forestry, Governments, UN and NGOs.
The ‘Roaming’ service in Thuraya makes it possible for GSM subscribers to have access to the latest mobile satellite technology by using the Thuraya handset. These users can access Thuraya network in Thuraya coverage area in and out of their home countries and wherever GSM coverage lapses. Thuraya handheld phones are ably supported with Indoor Enablers and Accessories. With Thuraya’s Fixed Docking Unit (FDU), satellite telephony is no more a communication tool of the outdoors. Thuraya’s FDU is a home/office-docking adapter that allows the usage of the Thuraya satellite mobile phone in an indoor environment.
In addition, the Vehicular Docking Adapter (VDA) provides a station for the Thuraya phone recharging and in-vehicle operations. The VDA complements the Thuraya phone by extending its operations and functionalities in mobile dynamic environments whether at road or at sea. Both FDU and the VDA are compatible for usage with Thuraya Marine as well.
The satellite telecommunication services offered by Thuraya mobile handsets include:
- Location determination (GPS)
- Value Added Services