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MTN Launches ‘UltraBurst’ Service for Targeted HTS Connectivity

By Caleb Henry | April 21, 2015
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Yachters using maritime connectivity. Photo: MTN Communications

[Via Satellite 04-21-2015] MTN Communications has released “MTN UltraBurst,” an on-demand, consumption based Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service for yachting customers during the 2015 Mediterranean season. The service allows captains and Electronic Technical Officers (ETOs) using the MTN Maestro mobile app — MTN Conductor — to access higher connectivity speeds when desired. UltraBurst works with existing antenna hardware and can allocate bandwidth for specific users and devices on their networks.

Yacht captains or ETOs can customize or manage their UltraBurst service based on the needs of owners and guests. They can implement bandwidth bursts when needed, while maintaining the same levels for operational tasks and crew welfare services. UltraBurst is the first of several high-speed connectivity options MTN has planned for the near future, including the company’s HTS Multi-Spot Beam (MTN HTMS) capacity, beginning in 2016.