Satellite Technology Feature Article
MTN Satellite Communications Partners with Wireless Maritime Services
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
The passengers and the crew on ships often lose contact with the world because there are very few mobile devices that provide connectivity at sea. This causes a loss of concentration and boredom among the crew and passengers.
To tackle this problem, MTN (News - Alert) Satellite Communications (MTN), a provider of maritime communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, has partnered with Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), a provider of cellular service to the cruise line and ferry industry, to provide the Connect at Sea voice application.
According to MTN, this new service will allow passengers and the crew to make inexpensive phone calls and send text messages from their personal Apple (News - Alert) iOS or Android devices while at sea. With the help of Connect at Sea, passengers and crew can make and receive calls from loved ones and friends or work from anywhere around the world, the company stated in a statement.
“The demands of today's cruisers are increasing and the industry is faced with the opportunity of bringing a solution similar to a land-based calling experience to the middle of the ocean for both passengers and crew," said Brent Horwitz, SVP and GM of Cruise and Ferry Services at MTN Satellite Communications.
Adding, “Passengers expect to be able to make calls from anywhere in the world without issue and crew require a service that allows them to stay connected with family and friends.”
Recently, the company formed a new business unit that will provide users the ability to transmit any type of broadcast content from about anywhere in the world.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman