Thuraya Donates Satellite Equipment and Airtime to the Fishermen Association and Red Crescent on the Occasion of the 43rd UAE National Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday 1 December 2014 [ AETOS Wire ]

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced that it has donated mobile satellite equipment and airtime in support of the Fishermen Association and Red Crescent, Sharjah Branch in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Fishermen Association will receive a Thuraya XT satellite phone to aid in the safety and security of fishermen, while the Red Crescent will receive a Thuraya XT and IP Voyager terminal to support its activities across the region. 


Ahmad Al Shareef, Vice President of Human Resources and Support Operations said, “We recognize that Thuraya’s satellite products and services can mean the difference between life and death. We take this responsibility very seriously in everything that we do.  Each day we hear harrowing stories of how Thuraya has helped saved and improved lives, including helping desert adventurers lost in the Empty Quarter or enabling fishermen stranded in the Gulf Sea to make SOS calls and send their GPS coordinates. As a UAE-based satellite operator, we are proud to support the Fishermen’s Association and the Red Crescent’s valuable work. At Thuraya, we are committed to our purpose to save and improve lives.” 


The donations culminated Thuraya’s annual celebration of the UAE’s 43rd National Day festivities which took place at the company’s Primary Gateway office in Sharjah on November 30, 2014.


About Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit:




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