Most areas of Libya have now witnessed the installation of portable satellite broadband terminals supplied by Thuraya. The deployment follows a deal earlier this year between Thuraya and Libya's General Post & Telecommunications Company.
The ThurayaIP portable satellite broadband terminal is being commissioned in large quantities in Libya's booming market. In partnership with General Post & Telecommunications Company (GPTC), its national service provider in Libya, Thuraya has recently begun installing ThurayaIP terminals for key user segments including government agencies, oil and gas companies, business corporates, media and international organisations operating in the country.
The move follows the signing of a major commercial deal this year between Thuraya and GPTC, according to which a large number of ThurayaIP terminals will be rolled out in most areas within Libya before the end of this year.
ThurayaIP is an advanced solution for portable satellite data communications. An A-5 sized terminal, ThurayaIP has a speed of 444 kb/s. It also has video streaming capability in the market at a speed of 384 kb/s.
The competitive broadband offering is designed to meet the needs of various market segments including oil and gas, military, transport, maritime, media and others users working or located in remote areas. With an expanded coverage of more than 140 countries and most international waterways, ThurayaIP can form a data solution for those sectors.
GPTC's Director of Thuraya, Salem Al Barshushi, reiterated the strategic partnership with Thuraya for years in serving the Libyan market to meet the needs of communities, businesses and organisations located or operating in remote areas throughout the country. To support its customers and business operations in the Libyan market, Thuraya is setting up a branch office for customer management, with a showroom displaying all Thuraya's products, services and accessories for mobile handhelds, fixed, rural telephony, maritime, broadband and fleet tracking communications.