Advanced Television


Yahsat, Thuraya gearing up for participation at Satellite 2024

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, and its mobile satellite services arm, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, are set to showcase a wide range of innovative next-generation satellite communications solutions during Satellite 2024. The four-day conference in Washington DC runs from March 18th to 21st and brings together industry leaders with […]

March 13, 2024

Thuraya’s mobility revenues up 23%

Thuraya, part of Yahsat, is in the process of merging with Bayanat into new business Space42. But while Yahsat reported a respectable 6 per cent rise in 2023 revenues, it was its Thuraya division which generated an impressive 23 per cent increase. Yahsat bought Thuraya in 2018. Thuraya operates large satellites using L-band for mobility-based […]

March 11, 2024By Chris Forrester

Thuraya unveils SKYPHONE

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of UAE satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (ADX: YAHSAT), has unveiled its new SKYPHONE by Thuraya, which is a smartphone with satellite connectivity for consumers and businesses. Users will now be able to enjoy an every-day smartphone with satellite connectivity (calls and SMS) […]

February 22, 2024

Thuraya launches enhanced generation XT-PRO DUAL satellite phone

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobility arm of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, is releasing a new generation version of its state-of-the-art XT-PRO DUAL satellite phone, as demand for dual-mode communications soars worldwide. The innovative phone, which has been one of Thuraya’s top-selling and most popular phones, is a dual-mode, […]

December 13, 2023

Thuraya, nybl partnership

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobility arm of the UAE satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with nybl, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) platform with headquarters in the UAE. The agreement sets out the framework for introducing AI and ML-driven solutions over Thuraya and […]

October 25, 2023

Thuraya, YahClick partner with G4T

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC, the UAE-based satellite solutions provider, has announced that its mobility arm, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, and its satellite broadband solutions provider, YahClick have signed a new service partnership to launch their mobility and data services in South Sudan in cooperation with the South Sudanese start-up Gate for Technologies (G4T). Through […]

October 23, 2023

Thuraya, eSAT Global make satellite IoT breakthrough

Thuraya, the mobility arm of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Yahsat and eSAT Global have announced that they have successfully completed an over-the-air demonstration of low-latency, direct-to-satellite IoT texting system by transmitting low-power IoT messages over Thuraya’s satellite network (Thuraya-2 Satellite ‘T2’). This milestone is the first of several milestones that Yahsat expects to […]

May 23, 2023

Yahsat wins shipping sat-coms order

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat has won a contract from the local Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to provide advanced and secure satellite communication services. The contract is worth AED 24 million (€5.7 million). Yahsat says it will design, deliver and integrate the satellite communication systems in vessels produced by ADSB. Yahsat will work closely […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat CCO stepping down

Amidst all the mayhem of its bankruptcy, Intelsat revealed to the Securities & Exchange Commission that Samer Halawi, its Chief Commercial Officer, is to leave at the end of the year. Halawi follows CEO Steve Spengler in stepping down. Halawi will receive a lump sum payoff of $1.18 million under the company’s employee incentive scheme. […]

December 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Yahsat wins €75m extra contracts

Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat (Al Yah Satellite) says it has won an additional AED316 million (€74.4m) for its Thuraya subsidiary. Yahsat says: “The agreements strengthen the Group’s robust and growing dividend capacity and add to the Group’s contracted backlog of over AED7 billion, equivalent to over five times the annual revenues of 2020. With stable and […]

October 12, 2021By Chris Forrester