• The word on satphones is in: Thuraya

    by  • June 4, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments




    Basically, calls as cheap as $0.20 or $0.40 a minute, although $1 a minute is more typical.

    Thuraya 3 is going to cover South America in 2009.

    The irony – goddamnit – is that Thuraya 2 misses South Africa and Reykjavik.

    Anyway, interesting to note – it’s a consortium of African and Middle Eastern investors that made this happen. And they got it right.

    Very interesting.

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


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