Thuraya- The Satellite phone
The ‘Satellite phone’ is a wireless device, which can be used to make the calls and receive the calls with the help of the signals from the satellite. Every telecom services send some satellites in the atmosphere to form a network. The network will cover the region upto the place of the satellite destination. The region can cover some countries and also some continents depending on the satellite destination, which the mobile company has sent. when a person wants to make a call from the satellite phone,first the signal goes to the nearest satellite to which the phone has registered and then the signal reaches the destination. In general, when there is a problem in the atmospheric conditions the normal phone which we are using may get the network problem but the ‘Satellite phone’ will not get any kind of the problem as the network is based on the satellites.
Internet communication, voice, data transfer, sms, Fax, global positioning system (GPS) are the facility’s, which can be continuously used by the Satellite phone.
‘Thuraya’ is a telephone company in the United Arab Emirates. It was started in the year 1997.The Pakistan telecommunications is also a part in the Thuraya company. In the year 2001 Thuraya company has released the phones in the market. There are many satellite phones in the market but the terrorist’s use only the Thuraya phones, as most of the terrorists are from the Pakistan and Arab countries. Till now Thuraya company has sold approximately 3,50,000 phones.
The height of the Thuraya phone is 118mm, width is 53mm, Depth is 19mm, weight is 130g. It can display 65,000 colours in the phone. ‘VXWORKS’ is the operating system used in the phone. The phone supports 10 languages- Arabic, English, Turkish, German, Hindi, Portuguese, French, Russian, Spanish and urdu. The applications in the phone consists of Alarm, Schedule, Stopwatch, Calculator. The Battery can support a talk time up to 2.4 Hours and also a standby time up to 40 Hours. The Thuraya phone has the coverage over 110 countries. This phone can be easily available in 58 countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Arab countries etc....