Thuraya Unveils Next-Generation Satellite Communication Product: IP NEO

A high-tech satellite communication device in an outdoor setting, showcasing advanced technology and rugged design. The device is sleek and modern,

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has introduced IP NEO, the first in a new line of next-generation satellite communication products.

The state-of-the-art IP NEO is designed to offer powerful simultaneous voice and data transfer capabilities, making it ideal for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, the energy sector, and various enterprise use cases.

Advanced Development Partnership

Developed in collaboration with Cobham Satcom, a leading manufacturer of robust satcom solutions, IP NEO reflects Thuraya’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge satellite communication solutions that cater to the evolving needs of its customers.

Data Terminal Features

The IP NEO is a lightweight, portable satellite L-band broadband data terminal. It is part of a comprehensive portfolio of products based on a robust platform from Cobham Satcom. This product leverages the advanced capabilities of the Thuraya 4 Next Generation System (T4-NGS) to provide enhanced connectivity services and extended coverage.

Key Features of IP NEO:

  • Higher Throughput: Once the T4 becomes operational in 2025, IP NEO will offer data throughput of up to 1 Mbps.
  • Industry-Specific Needs: The IP NEO is tailored to provide a wide range of capabilities suitable for various communication scenarios, including government, energy and utilities, non-governmental agencies, and first responders.
  • Simultaneous Voice and Data: With the ability to handle both voice and data simultaneously, IP NEO ensures uninterrupted communication in any environment. It can integrate third-party VoIP solutions, making it a flexible and competitive option.

Upcoming Product Launches

Thuraya plans to launch a broader portfolio of next-generation broadband products in the coming months. This includes commercial and government “communications-on-the-move” vehicular terminals, maritime terminals, and new mobile gateways for both commercial and government customers.

Commitment to Technological Advancement

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, stated: “IP NEO is the first of many innovative solutions to come from our collaboration with Cobham. With its advanced capabilities and unparalleled performance, IP NEO exemplifies our commitment to driving technological advancement in satellite communications.”

Christophe Duret, Chief Executive Officer of Cobham Satcom, added: “The IP NEO is T4 ready and has been designed to anticipate future operator use cases across a broad spectrum of industries. It is capable of fast data and voice transmission while being ruggedly designed and cost-effective, making it the ideal choice for infield operations in crisis-hit regions or emergencies.”

Official Unveiling

IP NEO will be officially unveiled at Critical Comms World Dubai, scheduled for May 14 to 16, 2024.

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