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TMCNet:  MTN Government Services CTO Richard Hadsall Appointed to World Teleport Association Board

[February 06, 2013]

MTN Government Services CTO Richard Hadsall Appointed to World Teleport Association Board

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces that the World Teleport Association (WTA) has appointed Richard Hadsall to its board. Hadsall founded MTN more than 30 years ago and today serves as the chief technology officer for MTN Government Services (MTNGS).


(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130206/SF55065) MTN provides cost-effective, flexible and reliable broadband network systems and innovative services at sea, on land and in the air worldwide. The company delivers value and service excellence to the majority of the world's leading cruise lines, more than 30 offshore oil and gas vessels, more than 200 of the world's mega yachts, and dozens of government agencies operating aircraft. MTNGS serves government agencies, bureaus, departments and integrators. Since founding the company in1981, Hadsall has led far-reaching and previously unattainable communications milestones for important government and commercial entities.

Hadsall's teams drove the first full-motion satellite video broadcasts at sea for a military vessel, for a research vessel and for a cruise ship. Hadsall led key engineering advancements to help main networks such as ABC, NBC and CNN report on major live events around the world. He has driven delivery of critical content for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. embassies, and major heads of government, including U.S. presidents. In 2011, Hadsall received an Emmy Award for Technology & Engineering, on behalf of MTN, for his work on development of integrated, deployable systems for live reporting from remote environments.

"The World Teleport Association is the voice of the satellite ground service business today and we are thrilled that Richard has agreed to participate at such an important juncture," said M. Brett Belinsky, Chairman of WTA. "The membership consists of independent teleport operators from across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Richard's appointment places as an absolute industry pioneer onto our leadership team and we look forward to his value added contribution." The WTA advocates for the interests of commercial teleport operators around the world. WTA promotes their growth, business practice excellence, technology and operations with the goal of accelerating their profitability. Hadsall joins an extensive list of prestigious satellite executives who jointly vote on issues that influence the success of the teleport industry as a whole.

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, 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 World Teleport Association Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

MTN Press Contacts Liz DeCastro Sr. Corporate Communications Director +1.954.672.4539 office +1.954.675.1404 mobile Liz.DeCastro@mtnsat.com Gilcélia Dos SantosMarketing Communications Coordinator+1.954.672.4522 office+1.954.655.5059 mobileGilcelia.DosSantos@mtnsat.com SOURCE MTN Satellite Communications http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=SF55065&Transmission_Id=201302060900PR_NEWS_USPR_____SF55065&DateId=20130206

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