MTN Expands with New Services

Thursday, March 13, 2003
Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), announced the inclusion of three new vessels in its current contract with Global Industries for VSAT services. Currently providing VSAT services on two of Global’s vessels, MTN will now install its communications suite on three additional barges. The new vessels, the Cheyenne, the Iroquois, and the Tonkawa, will now benefit from MTN’s communications advantages along with their sister barges the Navajo and Comanche. Global Industries provides offshore construction, engineering and support services including pipeline construction, platform installation and removal, and diving services to the oil and gas industry off most of the world’s coastlines. "Up-to-the-minute information is vital to our success," said Celest Metuassalol, Vice President of Global Industries. "We are delighted to expand our relationship with MTN, based on their ability to support our communications needs with their state-of-the-art communications hardware, software and service.” MTN provides remote offshore vessels the same network services as are found in corporate offices, including voice, data, e-mail, file transfers, corporate applications, and Internet access. VSAT will give these ocean vessels high-speed remote telecommunications capabilities anywhere worldwide. The technology will allow Global Industries greater flexibility in telecommunications and more versatile production and corporate opportunities. “We are very pleased to work with Global Industries to provide critical VSAT services," said David Kagan, Chief Executive Officer of MTN. "This contract further demonstrates MTN’s ability to meet the comprehensive communications needs of the offshore sector."
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