Thuraya awards contracts to Hughes

Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications awarded multiple contracts worth almost $60 million to Hughes Network Systems, which involve the development and supply of a high-speed mobile data system, including a gateway and 2,000 mobile/transportable terminals.


The deals also entail the addition of a secondary gateway ground station and advanced operations center to be installed at a new site in UAE and the provision of 1,500 additional mobile system voice circuits.


The agreements build on a multi-year relationship between Hughes and Thuraya, which began in 1997.