London, 14 December 2023.- Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobility arm of the UAE’s Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YAHSAT), announced on the 13th of December that it is releasing a new generation version of its XT-PRO DUAL satellite phone.
The phone is a dual-mode, dual-SIM satellite-cellular phone that allows users to move in and out of terrestrial coverage and connect with ease, regardless of their location. It has been developed to meet the needs of a growing market and was upgraded to support terrestrial 4G LTE networks for flexible connectivity. To cater for users in harsh environments, the ingress protection was increased to the IP65/IK05 standard, which makes the phone dust and water resistant as well as shockproof.
“Thuraya has always been committed to delivering world-class innovation and excellence, and the high international demand for our XT-PRO DUAL satellite phone is a testament to how impactful this product has been for our customers worldwide across multiple sectors,” said Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat. “Coupling our advanced technology with a robust satellite network spanning more than 150 countries, this handset offers us a unique competitive advantage that enables our customers to freely move in and out of terrestrial coverage areas where they can use GSM when available, and switch to satellite whenever they are out of GSM coverage.”
The phone aims to meet the needs of first responders such as fire brigades and police forces, but also officials managing disaster relief efforts as well as border controls and coast guards. It will be available from mid-December 2023.