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TMCNet:  MTN Expands Ferry Business by Securing Contract with Largest South American Ferry Operator

[February 05, 2013]

MTN Expands Ferry Business by Securing Contract with Largest South American Ferry Operator

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces a new contract with Buquebus, the largest ferry operator in South America. MTN will provide Buquebus with VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications services, as well as Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity, throughout its expanding fleet.


The demand around the world is growing for passengers and crew to be able to stay connected and entertained while commuting. MTN has been the leading communications provider in the cruise, yacht, and government vessel markets. Now, thanks to MTN's history of service excellence, the ferry market is taking notice and benefiting from the value MTN delivers through its services today, as well as its innovative approach to introducing new connectivity options that are ahead of customers' expectations.

Buquebus is a tourism transportation company in Uruguay, connecting more than 2 million passengers between Argentina and Uruguay every year by boat and by bus. After a satisfying test period, Buquebus selected MTN to provide VSAT services to their fleet traveling between Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Colonia.

"We were pleased with MTN's service reliability and technical support during our trial phase," said Jorge Petraglia, director of onboard services at Buquebus. "We look forward to delivering our passengers the innovative connectivity options that MTN has planned for our vessels." "MTN is pleased to extend the same high level of service to the ferry market that we have been known for over more than 30 years among cruise operators," said Brent Horwitz, senior vice president, MTN cruise and ferry services. "MTN takes pride in developing services that help passengers and crew work; connect with their jobs, family and friends; or just relax before or after a long day on the job." To learn more about MTN's ferry solutions, visit: http://www.mtnsat.com/mtn-markets/ferries.

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 Nexus(TM). MTN Nexus will revolutionize the way people communicate at sea by combining a maritime developed network, platform, and products. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.

MTN Press Contacts Liz DeCastro Sr. Corporate Communications Director +1.954.672.4539 office +1.954.675.1404 mobile Liz.DeCastro@mtnsat.com Gilcelia Dos SantosMarketing Communications Coordinator+1.954.672.4522 office+1.954.655.5059 mobileGilcelia.DosSantos@mtnsat.com SOURCE MTN Satellite Communications http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=SF54500&Transmission_Id=201302051013PR_NEWS_USPR_____SF54500&DateId=20130205

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