MTN Satellite Communications and ERZIA Recognized as Top Teleport Operators of 2011 by the World Teleport Association

Santander Teleport Achieves Highest Ranking in the Fast Twenty List with 531 Percent Annual Growth

Jan 10, 2012, 09:00 ET from MTN Satellite Communications

MIRAMAR, Fla., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced that the World Teleport Association (WTA) ranked the Santander Teleport, a joint venture between MTN and ERZIA Technologies S.L., number one on the Fast Twenty list. WTA recognized the teleport for its 531 percent growth over the past year.

Based in Spain, the Santander Teleport serves as a centralized gateway for MTN's VSAT communications, supporting coverage over the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It allows access to C-Band, Ku-Band and Secure X-Band services from a single location for commercial and government organizations. The facility advances network efficiency, reliability and customer service to increase MTN's worldwide infrastructure of teleports and dedicated fiber optics links. In addition, the Santander Teleport's 24/7 network operations center (NOC) delivers European time zone coverage and local language operators to global customers.

"Since opening earlier this year, the Santander Teleport has experienced strong success, demonstrating the industry's need for this facility in the region," said Richard Hadsall, CTO at MTN. "From its unique position on the Iberian Peninsula, the Santander Teleport offers reliable and efficient communications to customers on our global infrastructure. The immense growth the facility has seen this year and its selection on the Fast Twenty list is a testament to the market's demand. We are proud to be recognized at the top of this prestigious list."

In 2010, MTN's Holmdel Teleport was named to the Fast Twenty list – the first time the company was included in the ranking. The Fast Twenty ranks all teleport-operating companies, including independents, satellite carriers, fiber carriers and technology providers, based on year-over-year revenue growth. The rankings were first published in 2004 with data from WTA's Teleport Benchmarks report. WTA focuses on improving the business of satellite communications, supporting the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market, and advance excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

About ERZIA Technologies, S.L.
ERZIA Tech. is a Spanish leading provider of satellite communication systems and space RF payload electronics and test systems. ERZIA is also a leading engineering firm that provides VSAT ground stations for extreme environments and harsh conditions such as the Antarctic. ERZIA is currently providing communication services to several branches of the Spanish Government, including the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas CSIC, the Spanish Antartic Base Juan Carlos I, and Instituto Espanol de Oceanografía (IEO), equivalent to the U.S. NOAA. ERZIA is also providing RF and Power Special Checkout Systems for several European Space programs such as PAZ satellite and Asteroidfinder from Germany's DLR, along with space qualified RF power amplifiers for a broad number of space missions. The company is currently headquartered in Santander, Spain. For more information, visit or email at

About MTN Satellite Communications
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the first company to offer a stabilized Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite solution for ships at sea, has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades, delivering communications solutions that address the needs of people moving around the world.  Through MTN's reliable global satellite 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, commercial shipping, oil and gas, mega yachts, government entities and aviation markets.  With sales and service offices, teleport gateways, Points of Presence (PoPs) and spare parts depots located in all corners of the globe, MTN's global footprint allows them to successfully serve more than 600 vessels sailing around the world and to U.S. government and commercial aircraft on transatlantic routes. In addition to bandwidth management, 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. For more information, visit

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