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[February 27, 2011]

Thuraya services affected in Libya

(Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ABU DHABI The mobile satellite communication services of UAE's Thuraya Telecommunications have been subjected to harmful and intentional interference in Libya over the past seven days, affecting both data and voice communications over Libya and some surrounding areas.


In a statement issued on Friday, the company stated that it had conclusive evidence showing that the interference came as a result of unlawful and intentional jamming activities.

The company alleged that the reason for being a target of this jamming is likely to be the success of the company's products and services in the country and the wide availability of those in the market.

Thuraya also said it would be looking for legal recourse, but in the meantime, its technical teams have worked tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the interference. The voice services were restored over much of the country.

Thuraya-2 network is operational as normal in most of the coverage area. Thuraya is a leading provider of mobile satellite services in more than 140 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

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