MIRAMAR, Fla., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Communications (MTN) announces Silversea Cruises, Ltd. (Silversea) is renewing and extending the companies' long-term relationship. Silversea chose to increase the breadth of communications services MTN will provide its eight-ship fleet, including its latest ships, Silver Discoverer and Silver Galapagos. This relationship includes a substantial increase in broadband connectivity to its ships. MTN also worked with Silversea to optimize the Wi-Fi design on each vessel with the latest technology to further enable Silversea support of video streaming and other guest services. These upgrades support expanded broadcast, data and voice services on the Silversea fleet, further catering to today's Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) passengers and crew.
"Silversea has been an MTN customer for nine years and is recognized as the world's top ultra-luxury cruise line," said Jason Cohn, director of global IT infrastructure, Silversea. "Committed to the highest standards of excellence, our itineraries cover all corners of the globe, so it is critical to deliver reliable communications and content everywhere at a level akin to a land-based resort. We are especially excited about the range of communications services on our two latest ships. Cruising these rarely-visited locales not only requires mission-critical connectivity, but a unique opportunity to show friends and family the highlights along such extraordinary journeys."
Silversea's enhanced connectivity infrastructure is enabling existing and new MTN communications offerings. These range from enhanced Internet access to calling solutions to new broadcast capabilities.
"We want Silversea passengers to have the most luxurious cruise experience available," said Brent Horwitz, senior vice president and general manager, cruise services, MTN. "Part of that has been the ease, convenience and choice associated with communications services from MTN. Like Silversea, MTN delivers a quality and reliable service. With customers anticipating the skyrocketing demand for land-like communications on passengers' and crews' own devices, MTN takes great pride in enabling new applications and myriad entertainment options, as well as business-critical tools, for the Silversea fleet."
MTN operates a worldwide connectivity footprint and content suite through its hybrid satellite and broadband terrestrial network across the globe. The pioneer in broadband maritime communications, MTN prides itself on the innovation and value that it delivers to cruise industry partners.
"MTN looks forward to continuing its partnership with Silversea," Horwitz said. "We share the same passion for a luxury experience at sea, including service excellence in communications. Only MTN has the technology and infrastructure that meets and exceeds the crew and passenger expectations found on such a top-line fleet. We appreciate the opportunity to expand the ways in which we serve this industry-leading organization."
MTN is the leading global provider of communications and content services for maritime and remote locations. Since launching the first stabilized satellite antenna for ships at sea in the early 1980s, MTN has pioneered remote-connectivity technologies that become longstanding solutions. MTN serves most of the world's cruise lines, as well as hundreds of yachts, cargo ships, oil and gas vessels, ferries, and government aircraft, ships, vehicles and facilities. To meet today's at-sea and remote communications and IT needs, MTN's unmatched portfolio delivers Internet, voice, live global TV, mobile apps, multimedia content delivery, video conferencing, network management and bandwidth optimization. The company's communications ecosystem, MTN Nexus(TM), is advancing industry thinking "outside the bandwidth box" to minimize costs, maximize throughput and optimize operations. This end-to-end solution converges satellite and terrestrial broadband, cloud computing and application development to optimally deliver land-like speeds at sea. Along with high performance and high availability, customers turn to MTN because its comprehensive suite of services and flexible contract terms address widely varying mission-critical operational requirements - everywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.
SOURCE MTN Communications