From Satellite Technology Pioneer to Industry Leader: MTN Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

Company Achieves Major Industry Milestones in Delivering Satellite Communications to Military, Commercial, Cruise and Yacht Industries

MIRAMAR, Fla. – August 8, 2011 – MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, is celebrating its 30th year in the satellite communications (satcom) industry. Over the past three decades, the company has contributed greatly to the evolution of the satellite industry and continues to deliver communications solutions that address the needs of today’s end users – both commercial and government.

Since its founding in 1981, MTN has delivered innovative satellite communications solutions including:

  • Built the first 5-meter C-Band transportable satellite antenna made to travel with the presidential administration for Summit meetings and Pentagon press pool required events.
  • Delivered the industry’s first stabilized, “transmit and receive” Ku-Band satellite antenna system for the U.S. Navy deployed on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) during the first Persian Gulf crisis.
  • Introduced the first onboard Internet cafés for cruise ships leveraging MTN’s VSAT technology.
  • The cruise industry’s first multichannel global television service, MTN Worldwide TV, to provide programming from BBC World News, CNBC, MSNBC, E! Entertainment Television, Fox News and Sky News.

Richard Hadsall, MTN’s Co-Founder and CTO, recently discussed the company’s three decade history of innovation and industry leadership in a podcast interview. To hear his thoughts, visit http://www.mtnsat.com/sites/mtnsat.com/files/recording-9ltzy08358856013472704759-0.mp3.

“MTN has witnessed significant changes in the industry over the past 30 years, from the evolution of communications for military personnel to the use of satellite communications for Internet cafés on cruise ships,” said Jonathan Weintraub, CEO at MTN. “As communications requirements continue to change, MTN’s team is ready and excited to address these transformations to meet the needs of our customers around the world.”

To view an in-depth list of MTN’s key technological achievements over the past 30 years, please visit http://www.mtnsat.com/about-mtn/mtn-30-year-timeline.

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 www.mtnsat.com.