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MTN Continues to Lead the Cruise Market with Transformative Communications Solutions, Securing New Contracts and Renewals

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MIRAMAR, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Communications (MTN) announces three cruise operators around the world have selected the company for its passenger, crew, corporate communications and content services. MTN will provide products designed to fulfill the needs of each line's unique passenger segment. These products include communications, entertainment and content sharing, crew welfare solutions and corporate operations.

"MTN works hard to maintain a reputation of constantly evolving communications solutions for the most customer-centric brands sailing to remote locations around the world," said Brent Horwitz, senior vice president and general manager, cruise and ferry services, MTN. "We are excited to expand our partner base to serve these customers through our unmatched, global hybrid satellite and terrestrial broadband network. MTN regularly caters to luxury brands with thousands of crew and passengers per voyage. We take pride in exceeding the highest possible expectations of quality service at sea and welcome these organizations to the MTN family."

The following operators have contracted with MTN based on the company's value proposition and reputation for service excellence:

    --  Lindblad Expeditions is a pioneering travel company that works in
        partnership with National Geographic to produce innovative expeditions
        promoting conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. The
        partnership's educationally-oriented voyages allow guests to interact
        with leading scientists, naturalists and researchers while discovering
        environments above and below the sea. Through its fleet of six ships and
        four seasonal charters, Lindblad Expeditions takes guests to some of the
        most fascinating places on Earth including Africa, Arctic Svalbard,
        Antarctica, Alaska, Asia & Pacific, Australia, Baja California, Central
        America, Europe, Galapagos, Indonesia, The Pacific Northwest, South
        America and The South Pacific. Lindblad Expeditions was the inaugural
        customer of the MTN OceanCast high-definition (HD) system for live
        streaming of events from maritime vessels. Lindblad produced its first
        TV broadcast near Antarctica from its ship National Geographic Explorer.
        James Balog, the founder of Earth Vision Trust, did four live-to-tape
        interviews to North American network and affiliate news programs. This
        provided a dramatic backdrop to Balog's comments on his expansion of the
        Extreme Ice Survey to the southern hemisphere.
    --  Pearl Seas Cruises has selected MTN as service provider for its
        inaugural ship, the 210 passenger Pearl Mist, which was recently
        launched in Baltimore. The line is offering a new, intimate, luxury
        service catering to travelers touring the Americas and the Caribbean,
        and provides them with a backstage pass to the culture, customs and
        cuisine of these regions' most beautiful destinations - many of which
        are not accessible by large ships. Guests enjoy personalized service,
        luxury accommodations and amenities, fine dining, enriching onboard
        activities, and guided shore excursions.
    --  Windstar is a sailing luxury small ship cruise line offering the feel of
        a private yacht with well-appointed amenities, gourmet cuisine,
        exceptional service and exotic ports of call. Windstar sails to the
        Greek Isles, Italy, Europe, the Caribbean, Tahiti, Asia and Arabia. The
        operator is renewing its ten-year relationship with MTN, including plans
        to leverage service on its two newest ships, the Star Breeze and Star
        Legend, bringing the total fleet to six.

MTN was first in the industry to deliver broadband VSAT (very small aperture terminal) satellite communications to a U.S. Navy vessel. The company brings more than 30 years' experience in continually innovating communications solutions at sea.

About MTN
MTN is the leading provider of communications and content services for remote locations around the world. The company serves the following segments -- Cruise, Yachts, Oil and Gas, Commercial Shipping and Government. MTN brings a proven, time-tested ability to drive change that catapults customers to lead their markets through innovation, delivery of quality services, revenue maximization and operational efficiencies. A commitment to ongoing investment in technology infrastructure forges MTN ahead of growing market demands. Since launching the first stabilized satellite antenna for broadband service to ships in the 1980s, MTN has pioneered reliable remote connectivity technologies that become long-standing solutions. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.

Contact:

Liz DeCastro
Liz.DeCastro@mtnsat.com
+1-954-672-4539

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