MIRAMAR, Fla., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Communications (MTN) announces the promotion of Kevin McCarthy to the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO). Most recently, McCarthy served as senior vice president of network engineering at MTN. In that role, he led the strategy and infrastructure design of one of the industry's most robust and reliable satellite and terrestrial networks for the cruise, megayacht, energy and maritime sectors.
McCarthy's appointment to COO comes as the company transforms at-sea communications as it is known today with its next generation network, MTN Nexus™. The role expands McCarthy's leadership in satellite and space operations to streamline delivery of greater service excellence, innovation and value to customers across all sectors.
"I have always been impressed with Kevin's technical capabilities and how much he not only understands the company and our customers, but also the industry and the challenges our customers face every day," said Errol Oliver, president and CEO of MTN. "In his new position, he will continue to optimize and develop our network so it remains second to none in the industry, as well as continue the expansion of MTN's operational excellence through both our support teams and our technicians around the world."
McCarthy is a recognized industry leader and innovator, regularly sought to present and educate at conferences and forums. He has been with MTN since 1999, and previously worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS -- now part of HP), with its client Norwegian Cruise Line. McCarthy holds master's degrees in computer information systems and finance. One of McCarthy's recent achievements was leading the design of the first Ku-Band High Throughput Multi-Spot Beam (MTN HTMS™) VSAT service for the cruise and yacht markets. The MTN HTMS service will provide dramatically higher speeds in key cruising regions, while retaining full backward compatibility with traditional Ku-Band satellites for global coverage.
MTN is the leading global provider of maritime communications and content services. Since launching the first stabilized satellite antenna for ships at sea in the early 1980s, MTN has been pioneering remote-connectivity technologies that become longstanding solutions. Today, the company serves most of the world's cruise lines, as well as hundreds of yachts, cargo ships, oil and gas vessels, and military aircraft, ships, vehicles and facilities. MTN Nexus, the company's next-generation communications ecosystem, is the first hybrid C-/Ku-Band and broadband wireless network that is delivering content with land-like speeds to vessels at sea.
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SOURCE MTN Communications