Thuraya shifts its Asian focus

13 Oct 2003

Abu Dhabi-based satellite services provider Thuraya Satellite is to relocate its Thuraya 1 orbiter in an attempt to boost its coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Total Telecom, Thuraya has 175,000 direct users – a figure it hopes will reach 200,000 by the year end – and now plans to move the satellite to cover markets in east and southeast Asia.