Thuraya (Arabic: الثريا which is the Arabic name for the Pleiades) is a regional satellite phone provider. Its coverage area is most of Europe, the Middle East, North, Central and East Africa, Asia and Australia. The company is based in the United Arab Emirates and distributes its products and service through authorized service providers. Its shareholders are a mixture of Middle Eastern and North African telcos (in which Etisalat is a major one) and investment companies.
The Thuraya network is available in following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Belarus, Burma, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Chad, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Philippines, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Georgia, Guam, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Spain, Netherlands, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Yemen, Jordan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Germany, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Switzerland , Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, Taiwan, Tanzania, East Timor, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Hungary, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Italy, Ivory Coast, the Isle of Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Canary Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates.