Anek Lines passenger ferries will all be equipped with the new connectivity systems (Image: Templar52 at el.wikipedia)
Telenor Maritime is to upgrade the mobile ecosystem onboard all of Anek Lines’ passenger ferries to improve operational efficiency and enhance the passengers’ onboard experience.
Anek Lines will be the first company in Greece to use Telenor Maritime’s connectivity platform with mobile, premium wi-fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul. The high-speed solution will allow passengers to quickly communicate with family, friends or colleagues onshore, connect to their social media accounts and stream content.
“Anek Lines focuses on innovation and invests in a passenger-oriented approach, bringing a quality evolution into maritime transport, contributing to the development of the coastal shipping industry and establishing new routes in the Aegean and the Adriatic Sea,” said Yannis Vardinoyannis, managing director of Anek Lines. “We are observing the coming technological revolution in the maritime business with its digital transformation, giving us opportunities of additional operational benefits and new revenue streams.”
Telenor Maritime will start installing equipment on the ships in the second quarter of 2019 and is expected to complete the project in the fourth quarter of this year.
“Mobile operators and technology have, through time, transformed how businesses operate,” said Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime. “A state-of-the-art high-speed network will facilitate Anek Lines to carry out more innovation and efficiency improvement, benefitting from high-speed mobile coverage, with improved communications.”
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