Providing WAP portal on handsets, a mobile application service provider in the Middle East, has announced the signing of an agreement with UAE-based Thuraya Telecommunications, provider of handheld mobile satellite services, to provide a WAP portal that can be accessed by Thuraya subscribers. The WAP portal  which will act as a micro Website for Thuraya subscribers will offer various SMS applications and content, including news, entertainment and information services.
Following the agreement with, Thuraya subscribers will have access to the latest political, business and sports news; stock market information; weather reports; and all breaking news stories from their Thuraya handsets. Moreover, users can download an array of ring tones, wallpapers and games that are specially designed for Thuraya phones. The content can be tailor-made to provide industry-specific news.  
Thuraya has introduced Thuraya SG-2520 a WAP-enabled hand-held satellite telephone that provides GPS services, and is compatible with GSM networks, thus providing seamless communication wherever the user may be located.
This agreement with Thuraya represents another important milestone for as we would now be extending our services to a new segment of customers; a substantial percentage of Thuraya?s subscribers are located in remote areas that are usually beyond the reach of GSM networks, said Bashar Dahabra, Founder and CEO of will also be providing a robust customer care application to Thuraya that will enable them to further enhance the quality of service being offered to their customer base regionally and internationally, he added.
In an information-based age we are excited to be the first providers of WAP in the MSS world, said Thuraya’s CEO Yousuf Al Sayed.
Thuraya provides cost-effective mobile satellite services in more than 140 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Services provided by Thuraya include mobile voice that support dual GSM and satellite mode, broadband, maritime, rural telephony, fleet management and other advanced applications. has been a provider of mobile applications and content in the Middle East and North African markets. The content provider offers advanced mobile messaging technology to deliver SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR, video, ring-tones, picture messaging, animations and Java games to mobile devices.

Rushika Bhatia Editor

Rushika Bhatia is one of the region’s leading commentators on business and current affairs issues. She is the Editor of SME Advisor magazine - the flagship title of CPI Business. She is passionate about infographics – with special emphasis on data, research and statistics. Rushika has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, USA and is also CIMA qualified.

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