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Thuraya launches the world’s most advanced satellite phone

By James Lu - on 29 Apr 2015, 5:00pm

Thuraya launches the world’s most advanced satellite phone

Dubai-based telecommunications company, Thuraya, launched the XT-PRO today, a satellite phone it says is the most advanced in the world. Targeted at professional users across a range of market sectors, the Thuraya XT-PRO is the only satellite phone to feature built-in GPS, BeiDou and Glonass for the highest accuracy and added security in every region.

The Thuraya XT-PRO has a talk-time of up to 9 hours, which is the longest on any satellite phone. It is jet-water, dust and shock resistant, ensuring it withstands the harshest environments. Its 2.4-inch hardened Gorilla glass display is the largest available on a satellite phone, and the screen is designed for glare resistance, which allows for optimal visibility in bright sunlight. In case of emergency, the Thuraya XT-PRO also has a dedicated SOS button with advanced navigation and tracking features for added safety.

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya remarked: “The launch of the Thuraya XT-PRO reaffirms our leadership position in the mobile satellite phone sector. It houses all three major navigation systems, the longest talk-time, and the largest display on the market. Following the success of the SatSleeve and the XT-LITE, we continue to demonstrate our ability to disrupt the mobile satellite industry with ground-breaking products of the highest quality. The XT-PRO is ideal for our core customer base of professional satellite phone users who count on us to deliver highly reliable connectivity in some of the world’s toughest and most remote places.”

The XT-PRO can be used across Thuraya's global network, which covers two thirds of the globe, including more than 160 countries with either a Thuraya prepaid or postpaid SIM card or a SIM card from any of Thuraya’s worldwide GSM roaming partners.

The phone will be available on 30th April.

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