Satnews Daily
February 11th, 2010

MTN — Float Your Boat With Flex SATCOM

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has intro'd a new flexible, cost-effective satellite communication service for megayachts with varying bandwidth requirements. The new FlexNet service provides unlimited “Always-On” Internet for browsing and email, plus up to two independent phone lines.

The data and phone circuits can be used simultaneously without interference. It takes advantage of MTN’s multi-regional Ku-band satellite network, with advanced Automatic Beam Switching (ABS) technology to provide seamless connectivity around the world. MTN’s ABS technology automatically selects the optimum satellite signal in areas of multi-beam coverage and redirects the antenna as the yacht moves from one satellite’s footprint to another. It also minimizes disruptions caused by signal blockage from the vessel’s superstructure or other nearby buildings when in port. In addition to FlexNet, MTN also offers its DirectNet guaranteed bandwidth service for megayachts requiring the use of more demanding applications such as video streaming, online trading or IPTV, where constant bandwidth is a must.