Satellite Communication System

The Thuraya Ukraine Company provides satellite telephone services all over Ukraine and in 110 countries of Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. The Thuraya customers in contrast to other mobile operators’ subscribers can use the GPS service. Owing to the roaming service the GSM operators’ subscribers can use satellite connection without any subscription and connection fee. You just have to purchase a Thuraya terminal.

General Information

The Thuraya was founded in 1997 in the UAE by a consortium of leading national telecommunications operators and international investment houses. The turnkey project was built by Hughes US satellite manufacturer, the member of Boeing corporation.

The Thuraya-1 satellite was successfully launched on board of Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket from the equator in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on 21st October 2000.The launch was a record success, as it was the first satellite initiated from the Middle East and also the satellite was the heaviest to be launched ever.

The Primary Gateway in Sharjah, UAE, will serve the entire coverage area, and plans are underway to establish additional national gateways at other locations as necessary. The Thuraya’s high degree of flexibility and convenience will change the way people live and work; their day-to-day lifestyles and the manner in which they keep in touch with business associates and customers, families and friends.

Thuraya’s high degree of flexibility and convenience will change the way people live and work; their day-to-day lifestyles and the manner in which they keep in touch with business associates and customers, families and friends.

From the beginning of 2001, the Thuraya will offer cost-effective satellite-based mobile telephone services to nearly one third of the globe.

Thuraya Mode Work

Thuraya offers GSM in its hand held phones enabling subscribers to use the Thuraya phone as a conventional GSM phone. Subscribers of the contract form of servicing the Kyivstar network can use their usual GSM SIM-card in the phone Turaya.

Thuraya’s satellite phone enables users to access their local GSM service any time they are in those networks, yet automatically switch to satellite mode whenever they are out of reach (eg. indoors or in the overbuilt industrial districts or out of the Thuraya coverage).

Thuraya will offer a wide range of services including voice, data, facsimile, messaging and location determination.

Services

  • Voice — comparable to GSM quality
  • Data — in 2.4, 4.8, and 9.6 kbps
  • Facsmile — ITU-N G3, also in 2.4, 4.8 and 9.6 kbps
  • Messaging — SMS short messaging
  • Location Determination — also known as Global Positioning System or GPS. Accuracy within 100 m

Additional Thuraya Phone Services:

  • Emergency calls without SIM card (You will be connected to the nearest medical, police or fire points).
  • Call cost function
  • Last 10 calls of missed, received and dialed — with date and time stamps.
  • PC interface for GPS downloads and location tracking (requires optional data cable).
  • GPS location transmission.
  • High Power Alerting (HPA).
  • Calling line identity (CLI).
  • Call forwarding.
  • Call code.
  • Conference call.
  • Call Waiting (if you are using the phone, Call Waiting will alert you to a second caller and will never miss a call).
  • Call Hold (use Call Hold to put the person you are talking to on hold so you can call another party, and then switch between the two calls).
  • SMS (short messaging service).

GSM Mode Work

Thuraya’s satellite phone enables users to access their local GSM service any time they are in those networks, yet automatically switch to satellite mode whenever they are out of reach.The powerful satellite — GSM switching versatility ensures high quality voice connection with seamless service over a large coverage area.

Thuraya terminal will offer a wide range of GSM services including voice, data, facsimile, short messaging and location determination.

Services:

  • Voice — comparable to GSM quality
  • Data — in 2.4, 4.8, and 9.6 kbps
  • Facsmile — ITU-N G3, also in 2.4, 4.8 and 9.6 kbps

Standard GSM Services of the Thuraya Terminal Include

  • Calling line identity (CLI).
  • Call forwarding.
  • Call code.
  • Conference call. LI>Call Waiting (if You are using the phone, Call Waiting will alert You to a second caller. You need never miss an incoming call).
  • Call Hold (use Call Hold to put the person You are talking to on hold so You can call another party, and then switch between the two calls).
  • SMS (short messaging service).
  • Emergency calls without SIM card (You will be connected to the nearest medical, police or fire points).
  • Call cost function.
  • Last 10 calls of missed, received and dialed — with date and time stamps.
  • PC interface for GPS downloads and location tracking (requires optional data service).
  • GPS location transmission

For additional information please refer to http://sattrans.ua/e-shop/thuraya