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Author: Rebecca Gibson/Tuesday, November 8, 2016/Categories: News, Onboard experience, Marine operations
Telenor Maritime is to expand its communications services onboard Color Line’s fleet of passenger vessels, which operate in Northern Europe.
The company will enable all Color Line vessels to connect to the THOR-7 Ka high-performance satellite, allowing passengers and crew to access wifi and mobile services and applications.
“Telenor Maritime is a mobile company at sea, placing the mobile in the centre of all we do,” said Frode Støldal, CEO of Telenor Maritime. “With our connectivity platform, we take full end-to-end responsibility for connecting the applications; the access layer with the onboard mobile and wifi systems; and the backhaul from Ka/Ku satellite and land-based mobile broadband from our network of global operators.”
Color Line’s passengers and crew will be able to access the new services from early 2017.
“The agreement with Telenor Maritime means that we can offer full wifi coverage on our vessels with increased capacity and bandwidth during the first quarter of 2017,” said Marianne Gade Gørbitz, CIO of Color Line. “This enables further investments in digital solutions to provide guests with the best experience onboard.”
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