MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has opened a new European satellite teleport in Santander, Spain. The teleport is a joint venture between MTN and ERZIA Technologies S.L. (ERZIA).
The teleport will serve as a centralized gateway for MTN’s VSAT communications with coverage over the Americas, Europe, and Asia. It will be one of the first in the world to provide C- and Ku-band commercial service as well as secure X-band service for government customers at a single location. As part of the joint venture, ERZIA is also establishing a service center and spare parts depot at Santander to provide shipboard technical support and maintenance for the growing number of MTN-equipped cruise ships visiting the port.