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Thuraya Signs Service Partner Agreement with Pivotel of Australia

03/07/2013

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (March 7, 2013) - Thuraya Telecommunications, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator today announced it has signed a Service Partner agreement with Pivotel Group Pty Limited of Australia. As a licensed mobile carrier, Pivotel will provide Thuraya's products and services across Australia and Southern Asia. The Company supports Australia's largest installed base of mobile satellite users including voice, data and M2M services. The addition of Thuraya's suite of products further complements Pivotel's current product range and will enhance its position as Australia's premier mobile satellite service provider across several vertical markets including mining, transport, maritime, professional trades, emergency services, construction and consumers.

Pivotel's Chief Executive Officer, Peter Bolger said "We chose to partner with Thuraya because of its innovative product range including the Thuraya XT-DUAL, which provides both GSM and satellite services. This dual-mode handheld provides outstanding value and utility to regional, remote and urban-based Australians looking to extend their mobile phone service coverage." Mr. Bolger added, "The Thuraya IP terminal delivers an outstanding high-speed mobile data service which is in high demand and delivers enormous connectivity and productivity gains to individuals and organisations across the country."

Thuraya's Vice President of Distribution, Muiz A. Saad said "We are pleased to welcome Pivotel to Thuraya's Service Partner network. We are confident that the Australian market will be well-served by such a highly experienced provider of mobile satellite communications services. Pivotel is well positioned to offer the next generation of Thuraya's services to its current and future customers."

Pivotel's Thuraya services will utilise standard Australia mobile numbers than can be ported from their current service provider to Pivotel. Users of Thuraya will benefit from outstanding value on their GSM mobile services and for a small premium can access Thuraya's satellite network from virtually anywhere in Australia. To add, customers of the dual mode services will not be charged to receive incoming calls and callers to a Pivotel Thuraya phone will pay normal call to mobile rates. Pivotel will launch a range of call plans which together with the Thuraya XT DUAL handsets will provide customers with a low cost, easy to use, unmatched Mobile Everywhere® service".

About Pivotel
Pivotel Group Pty Limited is one of four Australian licensed mobile telecommunications companies. Pivotel Satellite Pty Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pivotel Group. Pivotel Satellite is a tier 1 reseller of Thuraya and other mobile satellite networks provides all mobile satellite voice services utilizing domestic Australian mobile numbers. Pivotel also resells the Vodafone and Telstra 3G/GSM mobile services under its Think Mobile and Reward Mobile brands and provides wholesale carrier services such as satellite and GSM machine to machine communications, tracking services and 'white labeled' call center services through its wholly owned subsidiary Pivotel Communications Pty Limited to over 80 independent service partners. With its head office located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Pivotel Group is an Australian owned company currently employing over 55 staff supporting in excess of 160,000 end customer services. For more information on Pivotel and how to subscribe to their services, visit http://www.pivotel.com.au/

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. For more information visit www.thuraya.com.

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For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi
Director of Communications
Thuraya
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888
Email: [email protected]

 

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