Calais Seawats is one of six DFDS ferries that will be equipped with the Nowhere Networks broadband solution (Image: DFDS)
DFDS has contracted Swedish company Nowhere Networks to implement a high-speed broadband network on all six ferries operating on its routes across the English Channel.
Nowhere Networks will roll out its Wireless Antenna Tracking Solution on all vessels on the Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkerque routes between England and France. It will be delivered as a network-as-a-service solution, which means Nowhere Networks will operate and maintain the broadband solution on an continuous basis.
“Nowhere Networks’ total supplier offer, which includes everything from equipment to full operation of it, suits us perfectly,” said Gert Møller, vice president and chief information officer at DFDS Group. “The fact that it comes highly recommended from other shipping companies such as Tallink, Rederi AB Eckerö and others helped us in our decision making process. This is something that will really add value to our offer to our passengers and help our staff in their work.”
The Nowhere Networks team will install trackers on the vessels, as well as in different onshore locations. The trackers on land will be complemented by offload sector antennas in the ports and the entire network will be managed by cloud software.
“We are very proud to be able to add DFDS to the list of shipping companies who have chosen us as their strategic partner in providing their passengers and employees with high-speed internet connectivity,” said CG Sänne, vice president and sales director for Nowhere Networks. “Our aim is to deliver high-speed broadband on all DFDS vessels in the English Channel before the summer.”
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