Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite communication arm of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC, announced the expansion of its cooperation with Algérie Télécom Satellite, the authorized partner for Thuraya services in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Accordingly, Algérie Télécom Satellite will be responsible for distributing the new SKYPHONE by Thuraya smartphone through Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other authorized distributors in Algeria.

SKYPHONE by Thuraya, which allows users to stay connected wherever they are by combining cellular and satellite communication capabilities, was revealed to the public for the first time by Thuraya during the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona.

Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, said: "This important step embodies a strong partnership that has lasted for nearly two decades between Thuraya and Algérie Télécom Satellite. It also underscores Thuraya's distinguished position as a global leader in satellite communication and data services in Algeria and worldwide. We are delighted to collaborate with Algérie Télécom Satellite in distributing the SKYPHONE by Thuraya, enabling individuals and business sectors in Algeria to benefit from the capabilities of our new phone, which represents a turning point in the smartphone industry."

Yassin Sellahi, Chief Executive Officer of Algérie Télécom Satellite, said: "Algérie Télécom Satellite is committed to providing various sectors of business, government, and private institutions in Algeria with superior capabilities in satellite communications by keeping up with the latest developments in this field, enabling our customers to increase their effectiveness and growth. Collaborating with distinguished partners, including Thuraya, is a key element in achieving this goal, thanks to the services and leading satellite communication solutions provided by Thuraya."

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