Staying Connected with Thuraya


Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company, offering innovative, flexible, and dependable technology to a variety of sectors, including government, NGO, energy, media, and marine. Their network enables clear communications and uninterrupted satellite coverage across two-thirds of the world and globally through GSM roaming capabilities.

Thuraya satellite phones have become prominent in the aid and development community. Unlike most cell phones, Thuraya’s sat phone line can work in inaccessible areas that may not receive standard coverage, allowing staff to remain connected with just their SIM card. The XT-Lite model, designed for more cost-conscious users, has calling and SMS messaging capabilities in satellite mode. Alternatively, the XT-Pro model has a bigger display screen at 2.4 inches. Both are great options offered in Planson eMITS kits- and are particularly popular additions to the Responder Connectivity bag.

Weighing only 1.4kg and smaller than the size of a regular laptop, the Thuraya IP+ is the company’s compact and portable answer to satellite broadband connection. It provides the fastest IP speeds for a satellite broadband terminal of its size, access to corporate networks, browse the internet, and voice or video connection. Asymmetric streaming configuration also allows users to set upload and download speeds based on usage requirements, helping to reduce bandwidth costs. Like their satellite phone counterparts, this product is designed to protect against dirt, dust, water, oil and other non-corrosive materials in even harsh environments. For all of these reasons, it is an integral component of Planson’s eMITS Team Connectivity kit.

The most recent in the Thuraya product line is the Thuraya Seastar. It supports basic telephone functions, caller identification, and voicemail. It can store up to 3,000 contacts and has a speaker for conference calls, enhancing quality satellite communications even at sea.

As a trusted name in the aid and development community, Thuraya continues to bring practical, essential solutions to field operations worldwide. For more information, on these or other offerings, please contact your Planson sales team.