MCP and Telenor Maritime Radio IntegratesSeizing maritime communications opportunities
Telenor Maritime Radio’s (TMR) business unit for the commercial maritime communications market, MarCom, integrates with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP)
The internal transfer in Telenor, effective from June 1st 2015, strengthens MCP with expert competence on maritime communications, new products and solutions, better coverage and the opportunity to maintain growth in Europe and the US with further expansion into Asia.
MarCom with a Nordic focus has delivered satellite communication to ferries and other vessels, whereas MCP has delivered mobile coverage globally to three main segments, cruise, ferry and the offshore market.
– We are developing our technology portfolio to address a bigger market in the maritime industry that consumes ever more bandwidth. We are integrating satellite and mobile to ensure the best possible customer experiences. Additionally, we will be able to increase the efficiency of, and develop the whole value chain resulting in cost efficient solutions, said MCPs CEO Frode Støldal. Innovation has always been key for Telenor and MCP, recently demonstrated by the news MCP is building the largest 4G offshore network in the world
15 MarCom employees are transferred to MCP with offices in Bergen and Stavanger in addition to the existing offices in Arendal and Ft. Lauderdale, US. TMR’s Coastal Radio unit continues in Telenor Norway operating VHF, MF, Navtex and handling of certificates, radio inspections and licenses.
About Maritime Communications Partner:
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is the leading onboard communications partner. The company has developed unique technical solutions, providing mobile telephony coverage and internet services for people on board major cruise ships and ferries worldwide, as well as for the offshore-industry. MCP offices are located in Arendal, Norway and Ft. Lauderdale, (FL) USA. MCP is fully owned by Telenor ASA, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Through Telenor, MCP has access to a wide range of competence and resources within market, product, innovation and content development.
Frode Støldal, CEO