Thuraya is Telecom Sponsor of UAE’s Sir Bu Nair Sailing Race

Thuraya Telecommunications Company will be the official telecom sponsor for the second year of the Sir Bu Nair Dhow Race that is taking place in the UAE on May 28th.  During the race, the media reporters will be deploying the world’s smallest satellite broadband solution “Thuraya IP” to provide real-time updates of news, videos and photos of this prestigious long distance 60ft sailing dhow event.

The Al Gaffal Sir Bu Nair Dhow Race was created by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and other leading officials of Dubai’s ruling family to support the cultural heritage of the traditional dhow.

The choice of Thuraya to be the telecom sponsor for this marine-based event is clearly based on its robust and reliable satellite network that provides uninterrupted blanket telecom coverage of more than 140 countries. More specifically, Thuraya’s network will enable the media access to uninterrupted broadband services throughout the race which extends all the way from Sir Bu Nair Island to Mina Seyahi.

Thuraya’s IP solution is renowned for its portability (as a result of its compact A5 size and light weight) and is rapidly deployable. The terminal supports 384 Kbps streaming IP and 444 Kbps standard IP and is the only satellite solution to support asymmetric streaming. The robust network of Thuraya dynamically allocates resources in hotspots where there is high demand ensuring consumer needs are met reliably.

“Thuraya is pleased to yet again be the main telecom sponsor of the Sir Bu Nair Dhow Race of the UAE. We look forward to providing solid telecom support throughout this race and other sporting and community initiatives in the region,” said Thuraya’s Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications, Mr. Ebrahim K. Ebrahim.

Dubai-based Service Partner SAFA Telecom is jointly sponsoring the Dhow race with Thuraya, the international leading mobile satellite service operator who have provided the airtime for this maritime endeavor.

On a similar note, Mr. Dominique Audion, Managing Director of SAFA Telecom said, “Thuraya IP has a proven track record as the most reliable satellite broadband solution during the Sir Bu Nair Race. The compact size and highly mobile features of the terminal combined with rapid data speeds enables smooth transmission of information from any location in the covered waterways.”

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