Cygnus signs first broadcast customer for Thuraya IP+

Louise Duffy | 18-03-2013
Thuraya service partner Cygnus has extended its relationship with Al Aan TV with the deployment of Thuraya IP+ terminals, the latest addition to Thuraya’s expanding portfolio of mobile satellite broadband terminals.
Thuraya IP+ claims to be the fastest and lightest mobile satellite broadband terminal, designed to achieve the fastest IP speeds.
Al Aan TV’s head of technical, Raad Haddadin, said: "We evaluated the Thuraya IP+ and were impressed with the terminal’s outstanding features. The terminal meets our stringent requirements for security, reliability and portability for our field correspondents who have come to rely on Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services to bring the news to our viewers."
Cygnus’s managing director, Shabeer Mohammad, said: "We are excited about Thuraya’s latest innovation for the mobile broadband market and see great potential for the Thuraya IP+ in our key markets and across a multitude of market sectors. Al Aan TV’s swift decision to enhance their field media kits with the Thuraya IP+, demonstrates their confidence in Thuraya’s leading edge technology."
Thuraya’s VP of distribution, Muiz Saad, said: "Thuraya's expanding range of satellite broadband products are engineered to set a new standard for convenience and portability. We have worked closely with our valued Service Partners and a number of leading global media organisations to enhance and extend our range of innovative broadband data products and robust mobile communication solutions."