New MTN Contracts Reinforce Value, Innovation and Service Delivery to Luxury Segment of the Cruise Market

Contracts Underscore Confidence in Company's Transformation of At-Sea Communications

07 Jan, 2013, 09:00 ET from MTN Satellite Communications

MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces new contracts and activities with luxury cruise operators around the world. The continued relationships with these exclusive brands further solidify MTN's position as the leading communication provider delivering on value, innovation, and service excellence. For more than 30 years, the company has provided maritime customers with very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite network solutions as well as voice, data, Internet, news, entertainment, and financial services. These solutions enable MTN's customers to enhance their overall business operations, as well as ensure passenger satisfaction and crew welfare initiatives.

Recent contract wins and activities in the cruise market include the following brands that look to MTN for VSAT services, television and special events, and Internet and calling solutions for passengers and crew:

  • Windstar Cruises, a sailing luxury small ship cruise line based in Seattle, Wash.
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises, owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., French Polynesia's leading luxury hotel and cruise operator
  • The World, the only residential ship at sea that continuously navigates the globe
  • Freewinds,  a 440-foot chartered ship based in the Caribbean, with the home port of Curacao

"Our team at MTN recognizes that no two customers are alike and it is our job to develop communication solutions that not only meet, but exceed their unique communications requirements," said Brent Horwitz, senior vice president and general manager for MTN cruise and ferry services. "The fact that these prestigious cruise lines chose to use MTN for delivery to customers who demand only the best is a testament to our ability to lead market innovation when it comes to high-quality, reliable maritime connectivity solutions."

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About MTN 

MTN Satellite Communications is the leading global provider of maritime communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN was the first company to offer a stabilized, VSAT satellite solution for ships at sea, which has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades. Through MTN's reliable global communications network and expertise, the company continues to deliver solutions across various markets while addressing the unique challenges and needs for each. Today, MTN offers services and solutions to cruise lines, ferries, commercial ships, mobile and fixed oil and gas vessels, mega yachts and government entities. MTN delivers and supports a broad array of integrated turnkey services, including remote access for Internet, VoIP, voice services, remote IT management, global vessel tracking, bandwidth optimization, real-time video capabilities, crew calling solutions and other enterprise solutions. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network, MTN NexusTM. MTN Nexus will revolutionize the way people communicate at sea by combining a maritime developed network, platform, and products. For more information, visit


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