Northtelecom and ScopeTel Partner with Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Northtelecom and ScopeTel Partner with Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Last month during the Oil and Gas Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Northtelecom , ScopeTel and  Thuraya Telecommunications Company entered into a partnership agreement. This agreement will see Northtelecom and ScopeTel become the main distributors of Thuraya’s telecom products, ultimately enhancing the uninterrupted supply of telecommunication services in remote areas.


Since opening its first office in the UAE in 2007, Northtelecom has grown exponentially to become one of the leading satellite solutions providers globally. Over the past 15 years, it has expanded to Europe and Asia, acquiring Malaysian telecommunication giant, ScopeTel, and Italian broadcasting Company, MMB TV. In addition, Northtelecom has an office and teleports in Germany.

Thuraya Products to Look Out for 

While we already have several products that cater to customers in the energy, maritime, broadcast, and humanitarian sectors, we are excited about some of the new additions from the Thuraya product line that our customers will now be able to access. In this blog, we highlight some of the Thuraya satellite solutions that our clients in remote areas would need to ensure operational continuity.

Thuraya XT PRO Satellite Phone

It is no secret that Thuraya satellite phones have been helping companies stay connected in remote areas for decades. One of the best satellite phones is the Thuraya XT-PRO which is designed to help professionals in diverse industries navigate the harshest and remotest environments without losing connection.

The XT-PRO is the first satellite phone on the market to combine three major navigation systems needed to communicate in remote locations. It features advanced GPS systems, Beidou navigation satellite, Glonass capacity, and Galileo for the highest flexibility in all regions. It also has the biggest display of any satellite phone in the market.

Besides being water and dust-resistant, this rugged handset has hardened Gorilla® glass with an anti-glare screen enhancing optimal visibility in glaring sunlight. It also has an extremely bright sensor that can adjust the backlight display, making it suitable for communicating in the harshest environment. It also comes with long battery life to ensure that you stay connected for extended periods with talk-time of up to 11 hours and standby time of up to 100 hours. A dedicated SOS button can help you access emergency services via call or SMS while the dual mode and dual SIM ensure that you can communicate seamlessly in satellite and GSM modes.

Thuraya MarineStar

The award-winning Thuraya Marinestar is one of the most affordable satellite voice solutions for maritime companies. It encompasses a robust design with unprecedented functionality in terms of quality of voice communications as well as tracking and monitoring capabilities. With the MarineStar, you can make calls to mobile phones, landlines, and other satellite phones. Those who need to connect to analogue phones can do so through an extension or an onboard PBX system. The intuitive and easy-to-use interface of the MarineStar allows you to seamlessly switch between voice, SMS, GmPRS data, and tracking services.

Regardless of how remote you are and how busy your sea route is, the Thuraya MarineStar guarantees you seamless communication. It is manufactured according to the IEC 60945 standards which enhance its capacity to facilitate clear communication in extreme environments. Fisheries can also use this system to monitor their catch thus enhancing efficiency. In case of emergencies, its SOS system can trigger conditional navigation and help track your vessel. Whether you operate a small fishing boat or a larger vessel, the Thuraya MarineStar can be customized to cater to your communication and digitalization needs.

Thuraya Backup VSAT

Reliable communication and connectivity are so important for both terrestrial and sea operations. The Thuraya backup VSAT is essential for moments when primary connectivity goes down. It guarantees bandwidth over satellite hence maintaining communication in unpredictable times. This is made possible by the resilient L-Band frequency that can pick up wavelengths in any environment and weather condition, ensuring mission critical tools remain operational at all times.

The backup VSAT comes with a dedicated end-to-end managed VSAT connectivity that is automatically activated when your primary connectivity fails. It is flexible, featuring a “Pay-as-you-go” model for temporary usage, and a permanent use model for extended usage. You can also predefine your backup bandwidth needs. Once you sign up for backup VSAT, you will receive automatic notifications when the sessions begin and end, making it easy to track usage and payments. This service comes with a 24/7 service desk and a proactive technical support team and is available worldwide.

Ultimately, there are many other great Thuraya products that we have in stock besides the above-mentioned. Feel free to contact our team for more information and any inquiries you may have.

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