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Networks & Equipments - Thuraya

Introduction

Thuraya is a regional satellite network which covers Europe, Middle-East, the major parts of Africa and Russia, South East Asia and China.
Based in the Emirates, Thuraya operates two geostationary satellites and a Land Earth Station in Sharjah.

Thuraya offers voice, fax and data service and SMS.

The compact and pocket sized handheld phones are satellite or combining satellite and GSM. All handsets integrate GPS functionality.

Handheld phones are working with prepaid or postpaid SIM cards, included monthly subscriptions. The terminals are very compact and communications rates, very attractive.

The Thuraya IP was launched in 2009 offering Broadband Data Service through a highly compact, ultra lightweight and advanced satellite terminal. Broadband is available on a shared bandwidth up to 444 Kbps and streaming up to 384 Kbps.

The following products are available to sale on E-SAT:

  • Thuraya XT-PRO
  • Thuraya XT
  • Thuraya FDU-XT
  • Thuraya XT Lite
  • Thuraya Satsleeve
  • Thuraya Satsleeve +
  • Thuraya Hotspot
  • Thuraya IP+

Thuraya XT-Lite:

Thuraya XT:

Characteristics

Invoicing

Thuraya’s voice rates are very competitive, especially for mobile to mobile calls. There are two ways to subscribe to Thuraya: Prepaid  with scratch cards or codes, and Postpaid with monthly invoices. Thuraya as simplified its pricing structure. Roaming fees are added when using cellular operators.

The standard prepaid SIM card is valid for one year from the first call you make. The card validity can be extended if it exceeds the reactivation period. 
Thuraya card communications tariff is carried out in units and the voice increment is 60 seconds.  

  • Thuraya towards Thuraya (Voice, Data, Fax): 0,99 units/min 
  • Thuraya vers Band1 (Voice, Data, Fax): 1,49 units/min 
  • Thuraya vers Band2 (Voice, Data, Fax): 4,99 units/min 
  • Thuraya vers "Catch all" (Voice, Data, Fax): 8,00 units/min 
  • SMS: 0,49 units/message 

Please, find the country breakdown, Band1, Band2 and "Catch all". 

Voice services

Thuraya's voice quality service is similar to GSM. Voice calls are very competitive. Except the Thuraya IP and DSL, all Thuraya terminals are able making voice calls.

Data services

Thuraya network offers data calls up to 9.6 Kbps in standard mode and 60/15 Kbps (down/up) in GmPRS mode through all handhelds. The Thuraya DSL is an entry modem offering connections to the Internet up to 144 Kbps on a shared channel. The Thuraya IP modem allows Internet connectivity for large data transfers up to 444 Kbps on shared background IP and up 384 Kbps on streaming IP. Fax can also be sent from Thuraya handhelds.

User friendly

Thuraya terminals are very easy to use. The pointing is done easily and automatically (handhelds only), after acquiring the GPS position.

GPS service

The GPS functionality allows the end user to know its own position (more/less 100m) and send it trough SMS. The Thuraya locate service allows those who wish to view any Thuraya terminal being used in the world through maps, satellite images and aerial photography.

Accessories

A large range of accessories is available, in order to match any customer's need: docking units, vehicle kits, indoor repeaters, solar panels…

SMS service

The SMS functionality is available through Thuraya handhelds, from mobile to mobile. Sending SMS to some cellular operators may be restricted. It is possible to send SMS from the Thuraya website for free: http://services.thuraya.com/sms.html.
 

Network Coverage

Network Coverage

Equipments

THURAYA XT (DISCONTINUED)

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice (9.6 Kbps)
    • Data Dialup (9.6 Kbps and up to 60/15 Kbps under GmPRS)
    • Fax (9.6 Kbps)
    • Sms
    • GPS
    • Tracking
  • Accessories:
    Satellite Phone : Thuraya XT
    • SAT mode only
    • IP54 resistant
    • Battery life up to 6 hours in transmit
    • Voice, fax, data transmission GmPRS
    • Regional coverage
  • Ingress Protection: IP54
  • Durability Specification: IK03
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (452 KB)

THURAYA XT-DUAL (DISCONTINUED)

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice (9.6 Kbps)
    • Data Dialup (9.6 Kbps and up to 60/15 Kbps under GmPRS)
    • Fax (9.6 Kbps)
    • Sms
    • GPS
    • Tracking
  • Accessories:
    Satellite Phone Thuraya XT Dual: 
    • Dual mode SAT / GSM
    • IP64 resistant
    • Battery life up to 6 hours in transmit
    • Voice, fax, data transmission GmPRS
    • Regional coverage
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (4.6 MB)

THURAYA FDU-XT

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice (9.6 Kbps)
    • Data Dialup (9.6 Kbps and up to 60/15 Kbps under GmPRS)
    • Fax (9.6 Kbps)
    • Sms
    • GPS
    • Tracking
  • Accessories:

             Fixed docking unit which runs with a Thuraya XT / XT-DUAL (not included)

  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (305.8 KB)

THURAYA SATSLEEVE

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice
    • Sms
  • Accessories:
    Satellite phone: Thuraya Satsleeve
     
    • Turn your iPhone into a phone
    • Supported by the Thuraya satellite network
    • Compatible with the latest generation of iPhones
    • Easy to use via the free application available in the Apple Store
    • Equipped with an emergency call button
    • Requires the use of a GSM or Thuraya SIM card to work
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (476.5 KB)

THURAYA XT-LITE

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice (9.6 Kbps)
    • Sms
    • GPS
    • Tracking
  • Accessories:
    Satellite phone: Thuraya XT Lite
    • Telephony and SMS
    • SAT mode only
    • Simplified version of XT
    • Battery life up to 6 hours in transmit
    • Regional coverage in over 160 countries
  • Ingress Protection: IP54
  • Durability Specification: IK03
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (14 MB)

THURAYA XT-PRO

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice (9.6 Kbps)
    • Data Dialup (9.6 Kbps and up to 60/15 Kbps under GmPRS)
    • Sms
    • GPS
    • SOS Button
  • Accessories:

    Thuraya satellite phone XT-PRO :

    • GPS, BeiDou and Glonass navigation technology
    • Gorilla technology
    • SOS button
    • Autonomy up to 100 hours standby and 9 hours of talk time
    • Compact, light and robust
    • Protection ratings IP55 / IK05

    Incluced : 

    • Alarm 
    • Calendar
    • Calculator
    • World time
    • Compass
    • Stopwatch
    • Address book
    • Contact groups
    • Speakerphone

    Optionnal : 

    • Indoor repeaters
    • Fixed docking units
    • Solar chargers
    • Spare car chargers
    • Spare batteries
    • Spare travel chargers
    • Spare USB data cable 
  • Ingress Protection: IP55, IK05
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (2.8 MB)

Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice
    • Data Dialup (60 kb/s)
    • Sms
    • SOS Button
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (590.9 KB)

Thuraya SatSleeve +

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
    • Vehicular
    • Maritime
  • Services:
    • Voice
    • Data Dialup (9,6 kb/s)
  • Price: less than €1,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (590.9 KB)

THURAYA IP+

  • Type of equipment:
    • Land
  • Services:
    • Data Broadband (up to 444 Kbps Standard IP & 384 Kbps Streaming IP)
    • Video
    • GPS
  • Accessories:
    Satellite terminal: Thuraya IP +
    • Flow rate up to 444 Kbps shared-IP
    • Possibility IP streaming up to 384 Kbps
    • Streaming asymmetric IP 16 Kbps to 384 Kbps
    • Allows access to high-speed data transmission, Internet and VoIP
    • Wi-Fi and Ethernet interfaces
    • Integrated user interface to operate without computer
  • Ingress Protection: IP55
  • Price: between €2,000.00 and €5,000.00 VAT Excl.
  • Data sheet: Download (1.7 MB)

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