Thuraya teams with Panasonic’s ITC Global to add global Ku-band layer to Thuraya’s maritime service

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Thuraya Telecommunications Co. unveiled a new piece of its strategy under the ownership of fleet owner Yahsat, announcing a global partnership in maritime VSAT service with Panasonic Avionics’s ITC Global.

The agreement will give Thuraya access to a global market for Ku-band maritime VSAT applications, giving the company a much-needed revenue stream beyond narrowband L-band service. ITC Global has access to Panasonics’ global fleet of Ku-band satellite capacity, used mainly for airline in-flight connectivity.

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