[Via Satellite 07-17-2015] Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has completed its acquisition of Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN), previously announced on April 29. The combined global company retains the name EMC and is now headquartered at MTN’s Miramar, Fla. offices.
Through the acquisition, EMC will merge its government, oil and gas, and commercial shipping business units with those of MTN, and gain entrance to the cruise, ferry and yacht markets. The new company provides remote connectivity to approximately 8,000 on-land sites and 1,600 vessels. According to MTN, the combined entity is the largest consumer of satellite capacity outside the U.S. and Europe.