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TMCNet:  MTN Announces Exclusive Partnership with BATS Enabling In-Port and Near-Port Maritime Wireless Broadband

[February 25, 2013]

MTN Announces Exclusive Partnership with BATS Enabling In-Port and Near-Port Maritime Wireless Broadband

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces BATS has entered into an exclusive partnership with MTN to market the Broadband Antenna Tracking and Stabilization (BATS) system to the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets. This end solution is a hybrid network service, leveraging both satellite and terrestrial broadband, which BATS has already proven in the public safety, energy, military and ferry markets.


The BATS system delivers high capacity throughput, enhanced optimization, and a stronger, more stable connection at many miles range with dynamic system mobility. The system delivers a reliable, automated connection and optimization capability to communications antennas; ideal for vessels around the world that are entering and leaving ports with obstructed terrain and buildings.

"As we deliver on the promise of our next-generation MTN Nexus(TM) network, it is imperative that we provide the industry's best terrestrial connectivity in and near-ports," said Bob Wise, chief innovation officer, MTN. "The BATS solution is one that proved to not only meet, but exceed, our customer requirements, as well as address the unique make-up of each port around the world. This capability, the first of its kind for the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets, is just one component of the next-generation network and products MTN will deliver in 2013." "We are pleased to be working with MTN on introducing the BATS system to cruise and ferry vessels, as well as large yachts, around the world," said Bob Peterson, CEO, BATS. "We are confident BATS and MTN will be able to deliver an important component that meets the unique network needs of each MTN customer. This partnership delivers our innovative solution through the leader in maritime communications." About MTN MTN Satellite Communications is the leading global provider of maritime communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world. MTN was the first company to offer a stabilized, very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite solution for ships at sea, which has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades. Through MTN's reliable global communications network and expertise, the company continues to deliver solutions across various markets while addressing the unique challenges and needs for each. Today, MTN offers services and solutions to cruise lines, ferries, commercial ships, mobile and fixed oil and gas vessels, mega yachts and government entities. MTN delivers and supports a broad array of integrated turnkey services, including remote access for Internet, VoIP, voice services, remote IT management, global vessel tracking, bandwidth optimization, real-time video capabilities, crew calling solutions and other enterprise solutions. The company has a major development program underway for its next-generation network, MTN NexusTM. MTN Nexus will revolutionize the way people communicate at sea by combining a maritime developed network, platform, and products. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.

About BATSBroadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) provides a proprietary software and hardware platform that locates, locks, and tracks wireless broadband access points. Through the use of its industry-first automated connection, stabilization, and optimization platform, BATS enables organizations to rapidly deploy massive capacity (Gb+), uninterrupted, fixed or mobile wireless networks over long distances without skilled technical resources. Every day- whether on the battlefield, oil field, or airfield, BATS' technology is proven in some of the harshest environments on earth; providing organizations access to their critical communications. To learn more, visit: www.batswireless.com.

Press Contacts:MTNLiz DeCastro+1.954.672.4539 office+1.954.675.1404 mobileliz.decastro@mtnsat.com Gilcelia dos Santos+1.954.672.4522 office+1.954.655.5059 mobilegilcelia.dossantos@mtnsat.com BATSJeramey Franklin+1.888.955.8228 x504 office+1.317.500.4504 mobilejfranklin@batswireless.com SOURCE MTN Satellite Communications http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=SF65285&Transmission_Id=201302250900PR_NEWS_USPR_____SF65285&DateId=20130225

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