MTN Government Services Awarded FCSA Contract

New Contract Vehicle Creates Common Marketplace for all Government Customers to Purchase Commercial Satellite Services

Mar 28, 2011, 09:00 ET from MTN Satellite Communications

LEESBURG, Va., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Government Services (MTNGS), a subsidiary of MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced it has been added to the Future Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract under the new section of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 70 vehicle. This $5 billion, 10-year GSA and Defense Information Services Agency (DISA) joint-contract vehicle was developed to simplify the process of establishing U.S. government contracts with the commercial satellite industry.

Through this new contract vehicle, government organizations have access to MTNGS' comprehensive range of communications solutions designed to meet the most intricate communications requirements. MTNGS delivers turnkey, end-to-end solutions, integrated technologies, Managed Satellite Services, and adaptable service alternatives. Services include solutions for legacy voice, VOIP, data, Internet and compressed video utilizing state-of-the-art VSAT technologies.

"We identify and implement satellite solutions that are designed to improve the competitiveness and operating efficiency of the Government," said Jim Ramsey, President of MTNGS. "As an ISO-9000 certified organization, customers can be confident that MTNGS solutions meet the government's stringent quality, reliability, as well as information assurance and protection requirements. Through this FCSA contract we look forward to working with government organizations that want to invest in cost-effective satellite solutions to support their ongoing missions."

FCSA consists of a comprehensive set of acquisition activities which are intended to replace expiring DISA and GSA contracts, including DSTS-G, Inmarsat, and SATCOM II. The FCSA program has created two new Schedule Items Numbers (SINs) under the GSA IT Schedule 70 Multiple Awards Schedule, both being offered by MTNGS. These two SINs, Transponded Capacity (132-54) and Subscription Services (132-55), are open to offers on a continual basis and provide specific satellite services which require no development or systems integration activities.

MTNGS provides "Always On – Always Available" worldwide connectivity solutions to a significant number of government entities today, including the Department of Defense, Military Sealift Command, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and other agencies.

About MTN Government Services

MTN Government Services (MTNGS), a subsidiary of MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), delivers uncompromising communications and commitment to ensure mission-critical efforts are connected anytime, anywhere. Serving government and NGO customers worldwide, MTNGS provides "Always On – Always Available" connectivity that offers cost-effective, flexible and reliable broadband network systems on land or at sea. MTNGS is based in Leesburg, Va. For more information, visit MTN Corporate headquarters is based in Miramar, FL. For more information, visit

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