In some countries, the use of satellite communication equipments is prohibited or you need special permission from that country. FS Communications GmbH cannot be made responsible for any goverment restrictions. The owner or user of such a satellite communication equipment is liable for its usage.


Following informations were given by customers:

Tuesday, 12th June 2012
The Director General of India has recently issued DGS Order No.02 of 2012 which bans the use of Thuraya, Iridium, and other satellite phones in India and in Indian waters under section six (6) of Indian Wireless Act section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act.

Satellite phones may still be used on a case by case basis but only after a No Objection Certificate is applied for and issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DOT)

Vessels with satellite phones onboard must include the phone(s) particulars when submitting their Pre Arrival Notification on Security (PANS).

Members should be aware that there are Thuraya handsets that have a dual-mode feature that allows them to operate as satellite phones and GSM terrestrial mobile phones; this may impact use of these phones in India as GSM phones until the No Objection Certificate has been issued.


Using your device in Russia
Iridium service in Russia could be disrupted unless you register your Iridium device with Iridium’s Russian affiliate, Iridium OOO. Registration is possible only by going to, a website owned and operated by Iridium OOO.
If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact your service provider or Iridium OOO or visit

⇒ Satellite communication in general needs a special permission in Russia.

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