MTN, SES, Agree Maritime Broadband Deal

MarineLink.com
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Communications service provider MTN and global satellite operator SES have renewed a critical capacity agreement to deliver high-speed broadband to vital shipping routes throughout the Indian Ocean Region.

In the interests of global demand for reliable communications and content services in the Indian Ocean, MTN has secured capacity on several transponders aboard SES’ NSS-12 satellite to offer reliable connectivity for applications as varied as the connectivity needs at sea. Corporate network services, passenger and crew communications and lifestyle entertainment offerings are being delivered to vessels travelling one of the world’s largest oceans and busiest shipping routes serving the African and Asian coasts and port cities in Australia and Antarctica.

“MTN and SES have successfully served the growing connectivity demands of our customers throughout the world for years,” said Zafar Khan, Vice President of Systems and Space Engineering for MTN. This innovative solution allows partners to seamlessly switch from satellite to terrestrial broadband, maximizing the bandwidth delivered to each vessel and others in their fleets for the best and most reliable performance and cost efficiencies.”
 

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