MTN announces launch of “MTN UltraBurst” for yachts

MTN has announced the launch of a new UltraBurst service which delivers on-demand, consumption-based, high-throughput Ku-band connectivity for yachts. According to the company, the satellite bandwidth “burst ability” of this service is ideal for streaming content and media to user devices and systems on board yachts.

MTN UltraBurst enables yacht captains and electronic technical officers (ETOs) to select the highest-speeds available whenever needed through a touchscreen via the MTN Maestro mobile app - ‘MTN Conductor.’  They can make UltraBurst available down to specific users and devices on their networks.

Derik Wagner, managing director of yacht services at MTN commented,  “We are able to introduce this level of control and on-demand speeds because we directly own, manage and operate the industry’s most powerful communications and content delivery network. This is one more service from our unmatched technology toolkit designed to exceed the needs of the world’s most bandwidth-intensive yachts.”

Each yacht captain or ETO can customise or manage their UltraBurst service to the needs of their owners and guests with mode controls via MTN Conductor.  According to MTN, this helps with “owner/guest on” and “owner/guest off” bandwidth demands.  It also takes managing the Quality of Service (QoS) configuration of on-board networks to a new level.  Captains and ETOs only use bandwidth bursts when needed, while staff maintain their same levels of operational tasks and crew welfare services.

For more information, visit MTN

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