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AST South Africa Appointed Thrane & Thrane Certified Partner

The AST Group is pleased to announce the appointment of AST South Africa as a Certified Partner of Thrane & Thrane land products on the 17th March 2009. 

Ross Pritchard, Managing Director of AST South Africa said: “The appointment as a Certified Partner for land mobile products is the first step in providing reliable, cost effective distribution of land mobile satellite equipment in Africa, by Africans, for Africans . This accreditation strengthens our ability to provide customers with first class satellite products and services throughout our region.”

AST South Africa, based in Johannesburg, is the most recent addition to the AST Group of companies, providing a strategic and specialised base for land based satellite communications equipment on the African continent. 

David Davies, Sales & Marketing Director of Applied Satellite Technology Ltd, UK, commented: “The Group is delighted to be in such a strong partnership with Thrane & Thrane, confirming our leading position as a distributor of mobile satellite communication products and services.”

With multiple offices throughout the UK, Asia and Australia, the AST Group have an established international reseller network, with the UK office holding Thrane & Thrane global Master Distributor status for both radio and other satellite equipment. 

Thrane & Thrane is the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for global mobile communication based on sophisticated satellite and radio technology. Since its incorporation in 1981, the company has established a strong position within global mobile communication solutions based on the Inmarsat system and today Thrane & Thrane provides equipment for maritime, land-based and aeronautical use.

The company’s products are sold throughout the world under the brands Thrane & Thrane, EXPLORER® and SAILOR®, through distributors and partners and as OEM products. The company is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. More information about Thrane & Thrane can be found at:

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