MVS USA to Deploy Its Remote Election Network in Support of Upcoming Elections in Brazil

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Company’s Network Securely Transmits Votes from Rural, Disconnected Areas of Any Country

MVS USA, Inc., a leading mobile satellite communications provider, today announced that the company will once again provide remote communications services to support the upcoming 2016 Brazilian elections, ensuring that the votes of citizens living in outlying areas are counted.

As they did in 2012 and 2014, MVS will deploy its Election Network, a temporary closed-circuit network capable of transporting election data, via satellite, securely to the government authorized receiving point. This year in Brazil, MVS’ private network will support nearly 1,400 MVS SIM cards activated in BGAN terminals across the country during the two rounds of elections.

MVS has been building and managing remote communications networks to support elections around the globe for the past five years. In addition to its work in Brazil, MVS has supported elections in the Ivory Coast, Ecuador and the Philippines. In May, MVS successfully executed the largest remote communications project in the Philippines featuring more than 7,000 mobile satellite terminals. MVS’ network securely transmitted captured votes from those living in areas where Internet access is unreliable or unavailable to the Philippine Electoral Committee.

“In winning the opportunity to once again support the elections in Brazil, MVS continues to cement itself as the ‘Election Company’ within the satellite industry,” said Deborah Deffaa, CEO of MVS USA. “We have the network reliability, global reach and the highest level of security to ensure that voters can be rightfully included in their country’s electoral process, no matter where they are geographically. We can set up our network in any country on short notice and the rigorous testing we manage in the months leading up to the election ensures that sensitive election data will always reach the appropriate destination without fail.”

On Election Day in Brazil, the MVS Election Network will transmit data collected from 16 states, 380 cities and 1,269 localities as mayoral and city councilor elections get underway. The communications network is backed entirely by MVS’ technical support services and includes a virtual private network (VPN), a firewall, data encryption technology and enhanced redundancy.

Deffaa continued, “Many new democracies in developing countries struggle to incorporate the full population into the electoral process due to communications constraints, fraud and the vulnerability of the public Internet. Our secure Election Network, combined with our unrivaled expertise having supported some of the world’s largest elections, addresses these challenges.”

About MVS USA:
MVS USA is a leader in mobile satellite communications, offering a wide array of products and solutions for its customers around the globe on air, land and sea. Established in 1993, MVS is both a founding Inmarsat Distribution Partner and global Iridium Service Provider with a network and team of experts that span the globe. In 2011, MVS established MVS Brasil Satelites Ltda and MVS Brasil Telecomunicações Ltda to sell both international satellite communications and domestic SNGS services throughout the country. For more information, please visit http://www.mvsusa.com or contact: info(at)mvsusa(dot)com

Media Contact:
Greg Kalish
GK Communications for MVS USA
516-665-3292
gkalish(at)gkcomms(dot)com

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