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December 5th, 2011

MTN Satellite Communications... Cruising Along (SATCOM)

[SatNews] MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) will provide Costa Cruises’ new flagship, Costa Fascinosa, with Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services...

....by leveraging its global satellite network. For the past two decades, MTN has proven that it is the de-facto VSAT standard within the cruise industry and this selection by Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group and the number-one cruise company in Europe, demonstrates the company’s growing foothold within the European market. MTN operates a worldwide footprint of VSAT satellite connectivity with more than 35 satellite footprints. MTN’s secure network infrastructure consists of 10 teleport gateways and 13 points of presence, strategically located across the globe. Each of these facilities is interconnected through an extensive redundant terrestrial network backbone offering numerous connectivity options to meet partners’ important business and communications requirements. This infrastructure is critical to ensure communications are 100 percent operational no matter the weather condition or location of the vessel. Through MTN’s VSAT solutions, a comprehensive portfolio of onboard revenue opportunities is offered to cruise line partners. The products and services, which add to the overall cruising experience, include remote access for Internet, fixed and mobile phones, fax, MTN Worldwide TV, OceanPhone® crew calling, a payroll solution for crew and other enterprise solutions.