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MTN provides Wi-Fi network upgrade to Silversea

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, recently completed a major Wi-Fi network upgrade and expansion aboard two Silversea Cruises vessels, Silver Wind and Silver Spirit.    

'With the new upgraded MTN Wi-Fi network, passengers and crew can access high-quality wireless Internet connections anywhere on the ship,' said Jason Cohn, manager of IT shipboard infrastructure, Silversea Cruises. 'We will work with MTN over the coming months to roll out the Wi-Fi service across the other ships in our fleet,' he added.

The new MTN Wi-Fi networks installed on Silver Wind and Silver Spirit provide high-speed wireless Internet connectivity throughout the ships, including passenger cabins, public spaces, outside decks and pool area, as well as crew quarters. The Wi-Fi systems leverage MTN’s worldwide broadband satellite network for high-speed data links between ship and shore, and incorporate state-of-the-art distributed-network technology from Aruba Networks with technical installation support by HMS, Inc.

'Today’s cruise passengers increasingly expect the same comforts and conveniences they get when staying in a luxury hotel or resort, and that includes ubiquitous high-speed Internet connections to send and receive emails, follow their favorite websites and update their social media pages,' said Brent Horwitz, svp, MTN cruise and ferry services.

With the completion of Silversea Cruises’ upgrades, MTN now provides Wi-Fi networks and Internet cafés on more than 165 cruise ships worldwide, according to Horwitz.

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