MTN Executives to Speak at Satellite 2011 Conference

Industry Veterans to Share Perspectives on the Introduction of Ka-Band to the Maritime Industry and Disaster Relief Coordination

Mar 01, 2011, 09:00 ET from MTN Satellite Communications

MIRAMAR, Fla., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite 2011 Booth #1725 – MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that two of its executives will present at the Satellite 2011 Conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Kevin McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Network Engineering at MTN, will participate in a session about the impact of the Ka-band service and Jim Ramsey, President of MTN Government Services (MTNGS), will contribute to a panel discussion on the relationship between the satellite industry and the government for disaster relief and humanitarian aid.


"Moving Onto Each Others' Turf: MSS and FSS Operators Compete To Serve The Maritime Broadband Market"

Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 – 4:15pm, Room 140

This session will cover the impact of the new Ka-band service and the ways that major maritime VSAT providers, such as MTN, will utilize the new Ka-band offerings to enhance their service. The presentation will also focus on the role of FSS operators as Ka-band is introduced and the impact of smaller terminals on the maritime VSAT market. In addition, the panelists will discuss their views on the industry's evolution, as well as the upcoming challenges in terminal development and their effect on the market.

"Satellites to the Rescue: Industry and Government Partnership in Disaster Relief"

Tuesday, March 15, 4:30 – 5:45pm, Room 207A

This panel will discuss the coordination of efforts between the satellite industry and the government when providing national and international disaster and humanitarian relief. The session will focus on the technologies and applications that satellites bring to support the communications needs of users in remote locations during and after a disaster.


As Senior Vice President of Network Engineering for MTN, Kevin McCarthy is responsible for the design, management and support of MTN's global VSAT satellite network. Since joining the company in 1999, Mr. McCarthy has successfully led MTN through several major technology upgrades, increasing the performance and capabilities of its network. Prior to MTN, he worked as a Senior Network Engineer for EDS, now HP. Mr. McCarthy holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, a Master's in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami and a Master's in Finance from Florida International University.

Jim Ramsey is the president of MTNGS and is a military veteran with more than 35 years of communications and leadership experience. Prior to joining MTNGS, he served as the vice president of government and federal services for companies including Protections Strategies Incorporated and Verizon Federal Network Systems. Mr. Ramsey also served in the White House Communications Agency as a presidential communications officer for both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Bowling Green

State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, D.C.

MTN will also be exhibiting during the show in Booth 1725. For additional information on this event, please visit

About MTN Satellite Communications

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) is the leading global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN's maritime VSAT solutions and global satellite communications network offer the reliability that only "Always On – Always Available" systems can provide. More than 600 vessels and land-based terminals worldwide, including cruise ships, commercial ships, offshore drilling and production sites, government and military vessels, private yachts, and ferries depend on MTN's voice and data networks to allow them to "be in the middle of nowhere and at the center of everything." Premium services include remote access for Internet, fixed and mobile phones, fax, television, onboard newspapers, banking services, direct payroll deposit for crew, and other enterprise solutions. MTN is based in Miramar, Fla. and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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