MTN Satellite Communications announced the opening of a new Product Innovation Office in Seattle. This office is dedicated to creating new cutting-edge products, solutions and services.

The goal of this enhanced product innovation effort is to supplement the connectivity and value global MTN customers have realized for more than 30 years. MTN is hiring software developers and engineers with exceptional technology skills to build its next-generation communications infrastructure and network, as well as the products it will enable.

“The mission of the MTN Product Innovation team is to extend our commitment to service excellence that we initiated more than 30 years ago,” said Errol Olivier, president and CEO, MTN. “Social networking sites and mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, are fueling more high-data consumption. This has generated farther-reaching customer requirements, whether delivered through satellite, Wi-Fi, cloud computing or other technologies. The MTN Product Innovation Team is dedicated to anticipating needs with new options that optimize both our current and next-generation platforms. MTN intends to continue leading delivery of Internet, content and social media at sea in ways never before imagined.”

Bob Wise, chief innovation officer at MTN, is leading the company’s Seattle office efforts and brings several decades of experience in cloud, mobile, internet and telephony technologies. 2

"Recruiting talent from a region known for technology trailblazing is key," Wise said.

“Our Product Innovation Team is charged to raise the bar on ways customers can connect to people, content and applications. Seattle is one of the best places in the world to recruit talent with experience in cloud computing, mobile technology and advanced communications. As MTN has for more than three decades, we plan to surprise the market with exceptional advances in consumer and enterprise connectivity.”