Telenor Maritime provides mobile and wi-fi services for La Méridionale

Passengers will now have connectivity during 39-hour journey between Marseille and Tanger-Med

Telenor Maritime provides mobile and wi-fi services for La Méridionale

La Méridionale

Girolta (pictured) and Pelagos have been fitted with the Telenor Maritime Connectivity Platform

By Alex Smith |

Telenor Maritime has signed a five-year contract to provide mobile and wi-fi services to French ferry operator La Méridionale on its route between Marseille, France, and Tanger-Med, Morocco. 

The connectivity provider has fitted the two ships that sail on the 39-hour-long route, Girolta and Pelagos, with the Telenor Maritime Connectivity Platform, a solution which combines multiple connectivity sources and distributes the signal to onboard services. 

“To give our passengers the opportunity to use their mobile devices is a big milestone for us,” said Luc Szczypa, sales director for La Méridionale. “The impact that these services will have on the passenger experience and crew welfare will be huge.” 

The Connectivity Platform automatically chooses the most economical connectivity source and is able to adjust supply as demand changes. This will allow La Méridionale to adapt to seasonal variations and any possible passenger restrictions. 

“I think it’s hard for most of us to imagine a 39-hour radio silence; being completely cut off not only from the internet, but not even able to call or message your closest family,” said Jan Espen Myhren, sales manager for Telenor Maritime. “This is what connecting people is truly about. It’s so uplifting and motivating to see our vision in action.”

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