Data on Your Yacht: MTN “Maestro” Optimizes Bandwidth by 40% as You Sail the Seas


MTN Communications, a global provider of communications and content services for maritime and remote locations, unveiled the MTN “Maestro” – a powerful solution that optimizes yacht bandwidth by 40 percent. The solution responds to the rise in a few significant trends in the broadband market today -  multiple device ownership, need to have on-the-go access to data both on business and personal travel and the consumption of rich media on data networks. These factors require both high-speed data and high quality of content delivery regardless of the subscriber's location and travel itinerary.

According to MTN, the world's growing demand for bandwidth and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has set high expectations when it comes to the communications and content services available to yacht owners, captains, electronic technical officers (ETOs), guests and crew.  

MTN's “Maestro” meets the need to deliver highest-quality performance that is also easy to manage and flexible to new users and changing itineraries, and that which also supports the latest applications. The end-to-end solution that combines multiple networks through one provider in one platform leveraging MTN worldwide network operations and support centers delivers the following benefits:    

Maximized Performance:  The seamless connectivity of multiple networks in one platform provides faster response times of page loads, downloads and quality streaming with up to 40 percent more efficiency. 

Simplified Management:  A simple-to-use interface manages user connectivity profiles and applications, as well as network configuration settings.

Customization:  Asolution designed for each vessel’s communications needs easily handles changes to match shifting “owner/guest on” requirements.  Automation also further streamlines operations and information technology (IT). 

Convergence:  This platform features a smaller hardware footprint onboard even though it integrates multiple providers’ equipment and capabilities.

Scalable and Future Proof:  Featuring a straightforward upgrade path, MTN and otherpartners’ new features and functions can be quickly incorporated and managed.    

"MTN has served the yacht market for ten years, working closely with management companies, yards, owners and builders. We regularly hear that bandwidth alone is no longer delivering on the ever-changing content and communications requirements.  We listened and MTN Maestro is the answer.  Captains and ETOs now have one powerful solution that substantially optimizes network performance, brings the power of multiple networks and allows for easy management.  MTN Maestro is a comprehensive solution that will fully scale with the ever-growing Internet of Things.”

- Derik Wagner, Managing Director, Yacht Business Unite, MTN

"Given the complexity of requirements on yachts today, bandwidth has to be optimized to address those requirements. Managers and vessel crew need a clear method to pre-plan and manage with no uncertainties related to performance.  Delivery of a solution that captures future requirements is a much-needed paradigm shift."

- AJ Anderson, Founder and Owner, WMG

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