Thuraya launches IP maritime broadband terminal

February 2, 2014 12:13 am

UAE-based Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, Thuraya Telecoms has unveiled its first dedicated maritime broadband terminal, as it strengthens its focus on this growing segment. Capable of data transfer at rates up to 444kbps, Thuraya Orion IP is a maritime-specific broadband terminal manufactured by Hughes Network Systems. The company estimates at least 30,000 merchant maritime vessels to operate under the footprint of its L-band, spanning Northern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North and South Asia and Australia.