The partnership allows the companies to combine interests and increase both their distribution channels among government, maritime, media and enterprise sectors in the surrounding region.
Established in 1995, Gulfsat, a subsidiary of United Networks, a member of Kuwait Projects Company, KIPCO Group, has risen to be a prominent provider of satellite communications, satellite broadcasting and managed telecommunications solutions. The new agreement gives Thuraya, for the first time, a data service presence in Kuwait, and enhanced broadcasting capabilities, backed by Gulfsat’s media broadcasting influence and forte. Meanwhile, Gulfsat can look forward to furthering their service capabilities over land and sea in the Middle East and North Africa region via Thuraya’s range of data products.
Mohammed Al-Haj, Chairman and CEO at Gulfsat, says, "This alliance empowers us to meet the increasing demand for mobile data in Kuwait, we can now offer unified solutions across terrestrial and satellite networks to our customers and keep them connected, no matter where they are. As a well-reputed MSS operator and our neighbor in the Gulf, Thuraya’s partnership with us is mutually beneficial as it strengthens our shared goals for service provisions in the region."Danny added, "Thuraya can drive communication costs down by an average of 40 percent, while ensuring that anybody and everybody is reached. We offer unprecedented value, unlimited data plans, swift, easy installation, fast speeds and access to a reliable network."