Technip Expands Communications Services with MTN to Manage Vessels Globally

 Technip Expands Communications Services with MTN to Manage Vessels Globally

Innovative Solutions, Reliability and Exceptional Customer Service Cited as
Reasons for Expansion

PR Newswire

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 7, 2014

MIRAMAR, Fla., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTN Communications (MTN) announces
that Technip, a world leader in project management, engineering and
construction for the energy industry, has awarded a new contract that will
service a substantial portion of its global fleet with critical,
high-availability broadband communications. MTN has delivered communications
to Technip for the past ten years and this enhanced contract more than doubles
the number of Technip vessels MTN is serving. Based on a collaborative
relationship, service excellence and innovative technology, MTN will now
provide enhanced value and innovative solutions to fleet vessels in North and
South America, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.

One of the most advanced pipelay and construction vessels in the subsea
industry, and the flagship of the Technip fleet, Deep Blue will benefit from
enhanced communications and content services from MTN.

Technip is expanding its relationship with MTN due to the data-intensive
nature of its business. MTN services are ideal for supporting the extended
time periods Technip vessels are at sea. MTN owns and operates a fully
redundant global network providing unmatched communications and content
services. MTN's reliability, innovation and responsiveness were key to
expanding the partnership.

"We have to complete many actions from our vessels while they are operational,
such as critical project updates, 24-hour purchase requisitions back to shore,
and live underwater video streaming," said Stuart Millar, IT director for
Technip in the UK. "The MTN solution enables us to conduct our business
activities while at sea, no matter the location around the world. Given this
increasing demand on our IT communications systems, we needed to extend our
onboard bandwidth and networks. MTN has figured new optimization technologies
into the equation so we can accomplish this. In addition, MTN offers network
management tools which help us design communications configurations for each
project, yet are flexible so we can make changes when schedules shift or
network demands vary. A comprehensive dashboard of real-time and historical
information is available to support better decision-making. This allows our
focus to remain on execution of our subsea projects."

Technip has access to live event streaming from vessels if clients need to
view progress on a project or if headquarters needs visibility of an emergency
situation. For work/life balance, the Group utilizes MTN satellite services
to provide online connectivity – traditional voice, Internet and video
services such as live global TV service – in accommodation cabins, as well as
common areas.

"Our success with Technip is very important and is a reflection of our focus
and ability to deliver highly-reliable broadband communications to the energy
segment," said Chris Leber, executive vice president, commercial business
development, MTN. "We have worked hard to understand and respond to Technip's
operational and crew connectivity requirements in the challenging environment
of subsea operations. We collaborate regularly to quickly deliver additions
or changes to their network, allowing them to focus on their core business."

Technip reached out to MTN more than a decade ago after a hurricane knocked
out its communications services. MTN was able to quickly deliver higher
levels of redundancy, satellite connectivity and ground-based network
services. From there MTN and Technip have expanded the service from basic
voice telephony to a full-scale multimedia portfolio that mirrors the
organization's land-based enterprise.

About MTN
MTN is the leading provider of communications and content services for remote
locations around the world. The company serves the following segments --
Cruise, Yachts, Oil and Gas, Commercial Shipping and Government. MTN brings a
proven, time-tested ability to drive change that catapults customers to lead
their markets through innovation, delivery of quality services, revenue
maximization and operational efficiencies. A commitment to ongoing investment
in technology infrastructure forges MTN ahead of growing market demands.
Since launching the first stabilized satellite antenna for broadband service
to ships in the 1980s, MTN has pioneered reliable remote connectivity
technologies that become long-standing solutions. For more information, visit

MTN Press Contact:

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