|[March 11, 2014]
SES Extends MTN Capacity for Ships, Oil and Gas and Government Services
LUXEMBOURG --(Business Wire)--
Global satellite operator SES (News - Alert) (NYSE Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) and MTN
Communications (MTN) announced an extended capacity arrangement to
deliver reliable communications connections to the cruise, yacht, ferry,
commercial shipping, oil and gas, and government markets.
This is one of several agreements between the two companies in a
continuation of a long-term global partnership, and enables MTN (News - Alert) to add
to its seamless connectivity. As part of the multi-year arrangement, MTN
is leasing capacity on multiple transponders aboard two SES satellites.
The satellites are ideal for both video and broadband services for the
mobile market. For example, MTN is the only communications provider to
deliver a live, worldwide maritime television service (MTN TV) for the
enjoyment of passengers and crew on vessels.
Customers count on MTN service excellence and value to meet a broad
range of connectivity and content demands, including keeping passengers
and crews connected to family and colleagues around the world, as well
as supporting critical government and enterprise missions.
Satellite-delivered high-speed broadband also enables MTN customers to
remotely monitor their operations at sea real-time from anywhere. MTN
relies on multiple SES satellites to serve its broad customer base.
"The global and mobility beams aboard SES satellites are enabling
communications industry leaders such as MTN to innovate new solutions
that allow their customers to connect and operate effectively at sea and
on land," said John Matlaga, Vice President of Mobility and Enterprise
Services in North America for SES. "This latest agreement is focused on
delivering a tailored solution to meet the growing demand for everything
from vital high-speed broadband to global, live TV at sea for crews and
passengers travelling ocean waters anywhere on the planet."
"his latest capacity agreement with SES enables MTN to ensure customers
seamless connectivity to the latest crew and passenger lifestyle
services and applications as they travel some of the busiest maritime
routes throughout the world," said Zafar Khan, vice president of systems
and space engineering for MTN. "We are now able to expand the delivery
of our unique, highly-demanded MTN TV at sea like never before thanks to
the strategic coverage SES provides. The satellites augment our current,
unmatched network. SES is an important partner for MTN as we continue to
grow and expand our mobility service offerings, and offer the only
hybrid network option for maritime around the world."
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geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications
services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile
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and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse
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customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service
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