MTN Satellite Communications forms new business unit

Telecom Lead Middle-East: MTN
Satellite Communications has formed a new business unit that will offer
customers the ability to transmit any type of broadcast content from anywhere in
the world.


Speaking on the formation of this new unit, Richard
Hadsall, chief technology officer at MTN said that the team demonstrates MTN’s
ongoing commitment to provide the most secure and reliable service available on
the market.


The new broadcast group will aim to provide audio and
video transmissions from remote locations around the World.


He added that there is growing interest and requirements
by all types of commercial and government organizations to have various content
delivered from remote locations for education, entertainment and mission
critical communications.


Recently, MTN delivered the largest live broadcast from a
moving vessel at sea when it provided a continuous uplink from Royal
Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas for real-time broadcast
insertions of the ship’s Hairspray production show to the 2012 Tony
Awards televised on the CBS network.


The broadcast took place from the ship in the open
ocean between the islands of The Bahamas and Haiti and delivered the live video
coverage back to CBS in the Beacon Theater in New York City, NY.


The company said that it has long been the trusted
transmitter of broadcast quality video and audio for major, remote events
whether on a ship, train, from the battlefield, or even from a submerged


MTN Satellite, WMS provide integrated voice and data
communications to Carnival Breeze


Last month, MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) and Wireless
Maritime Services (WMS) jointly announced services to Carnival Breeze,
newest ship of Carnival Cruise Lines.


Both companies provided integrated voice and data
communications to the ship during its first month in service.

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