Last updated : 2021/04/20
Mobile satellite communications
1.Thuraya mobile satellite communications services
The National Communications Commission approved Thuraya mobile satellite communications services on January 28, 2013.(Please refer NCC Official document number as No. 10241003270). And customers can apply Thuraya service include purchase terminal in 37 of listed CHT regular chain stores. The service is available for mountain climbers, shipping companies, sailors, Search and Rescue Staff, and international travelers for emergency communications.
The coverage of the Thuraya mobile satellite communications service includes 142 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The mobile satellite handset is water repellent, dustproof and shockproof, and has "GSM and satellite dual-mode." It is lightweight and the usage method is similar to the GSM phone. It offers long talk time and good voice quality, and it can always find a signal (almost communication blind area), making it suitable for areas with poor or no terrestrial mobile signal, such as marine and mountainous areas. Customers can purchase the satellite phone for this service from Chunghwa Telecom.
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Thuraya handheld satellite phone
Thuraya XT-Lite: Voice, SMS, GPS
Thuraya XT-Pro: Voice, GmPRS, SMS, GPS
Thuraya Satesleeve+/HotSpot: Satellite phone sleeve for combine with smartphone
Thuraya Satsleeve (no longer in production) Voice, GmPRS, SMS, GPS
Thuraya XT (no longer in production) Voice, GmPRS, SMS, GPS
Thuraya XT-Dual (no longer in production) Voice, GmPRS, SMS, GPS, GSM mode
Thuraya satellite internet equipment (broadband):
Thuraya boardband Maritime communications equipment:
2.Domestic fixed-network calls to satellite mobile phones
Chunghwa Telecom provide fixed line and mobile phones to dial to Thuraya, Australia satellite, and Iridium satellite phone services. Meanwhile, CHT fixed line and mobile customer could communicate with Thuraya, Australia satellite, and Iridium satellite phone services.
Dial mode for domestic fixed-line and mobile phone to mobile satellite service
Thuraya satellite: 009 + 88216 Ｘ
Australian satellite: 009 + 61 14 Ｘ