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Samer Halawi And The Thuraya Success Story

Led by CEO Samer Halawi, Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities they serve closer together. Thuraya was officially founded in April 1997. A group of eight founders raised a total capital amounting to US$500 million, paving the way for an agreement to be signed with Boeing to manufacture Thuraya’s first satellite.  16 years later, 2013 was a year led by strong product launches where the Thuraya IP+, two editions of the market-changing Thuraya SatSleeve and the Thuraya Maritime Broadband solution were announced. In addition, Thuraya kicked off highly successful service launches with SoftBank (Japan), Pivotel (Australia), Smart Communications (the Philippines), CMSCG/Armarda  (China) and ChungHwa Telecoms (Taiwan). The Thuraya SatSleeve also won the Innovation Award at Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent 2013 Awards. The mobile satellite communications company offers innovative, flexible and dependable technology that helps you overcome the toughest challenges and achieve the highest aspirations, facilitating reliable communications where and when it matters most. Its global customers include industry leaders from a variety of sectors including energy, media, marine, government and NGOs. Thuraya's superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the world via satellite and across the globe through our unique GSM roaming capabilities. Thuraya’s vision is to be the world's mobile satellite communications provider of choice, delivering the most innovative, agile and dependable connectivity solutions that serve humanity. Under Halawi's leadership, the company strives to remain innovative: it therefore collaborates with customers and partners to create the world’s most advanced communication devices and sophisticated satellite connectivity solutions. Another key quality the company values is agility: its comprehensive solutions and innovative business models are designed to be compatible with the way our customers operate, as well as with the tools and applications they use. Finally, Thuraya places great emphasis on  dependability: it therefore ensures that the people who rely on its satellite solutions will always be able to communicate when and where needed, safely and effectively. You can view Thuraraya's CEO, Samer Halawi shares his insight into Thuraya’s transformational success and steady growth over the last years HERE.

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