The partnership is a recognition of Telenor's expertise, according to Lars Erik Lunøe
Communications technology provider Telenor Maritime is to deliver new digital capabilities to the Color Line fleet.
The agreement will see Telenor providing new 5G technology, increasing data capacity via its Radio Link network, and delivering access to a separate secure communication dedicated to operational traffic digitalisation. These additional capabilities will enable Color Line to utilise solutions such as data-driven optimisation, predictive maintenance and freight optimisation.
“Digitalisation and greener shipping are closely linked, and the two areas will be at the top of our future agenda,” said Are Paulsrud, chief technology officer of Color Line. “Beyond that, we are naturally concerned with offering our customers onboard class-leading digital experiences. This requires increased bandwidth and secure connectivity, delivered safely. To achieve this, we are depending on working with the best.”
Telenor is currently building a Radio Link network with coverage of the Skagerrak and Kattegat straits and the western Baltics, scheduled to be operational within the first half of 2021. The Radio Link network will provide higher speed and increased broadband capacity by delivering a wireless signal from ship to shore, keeping vessels connected at all times.
“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support Color Line in their ambitious digital strategy,” said Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime. “This is a recognition of our high level of service and our staff’s competence and expertise. We are happy and proud to continue our journey together with Color Line.”
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