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Author: Rebecca Gibson/19 July 2019/Categories: News, Ferry news, Marine operations
Marine communications provider Telenor Maritime has implemented a high-speed broadband solution on Eckerö Linjen’s cruise ferry Eckerö, which operates between Finland’s Åland Islands and Grisslehamn, Sweden.
Telenor Maritime has installed three moving antennas onboard Eckerö and two antennas onshore in Berghamn (Åland Islands) and Grisslehamn. Together, these antennas will provide the high-speed connectivity required for a fast and reliable internet service.
“This installation significantly increases the capacity with its substantial expansion of range and subsequently the coverage,” said Kenneth Påvall, IT infrastructure manager at Rederi AB Eckerö. “Until today, we have had ongoing connection problems when the ship is too far from shore. This is no longer a problem.”
Passengers will now be able to stream services, access social media and communicate more easily and reliably.
“We are pleased to give our guests the opportunity to be online at all times, not to mention how proud we are to be the first ship on the Sea of Åland offering such fast and secure internet connection,” said Tomas Karlsson, CEO of Eckerö Linjen. “The new high-speed broadband conceives opportunities in developing our conference concepts onboard with total digital integration.”
Telenor Maritime CEO Lars Erik Lunøe added: “We were delighted to develop this solution for Eckerö Linjen, one of the most important ferry companies in the Baltic Sea. This is yet another important step for Telenor Maritime’s service expansion in Europe, and we are confident that our communications services will substantially enhance the customer experience on route between Sweden and Åland.”
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