Returns to Win Offshore

Jan Erik Norli, newly appointed sales director for MCP’s offshore business unit, is thrilled to return to the company where he is regarded as the sales pioneer.

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When Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) launched new telecommunication solutions for the offshore industry in September 2013, MCP’s engineers removed one of the final mobile frontiers. The new technology allows vessels to connect to onshore- and platform GSM networks, consequently reducing satellite dependencies. The ability to surf the Internet, easily call friends and family, and transfer data are just some of the benefits for offshore crew and ship owners. Not to mention a better quality and stable service.

Jan Erik Norli, brought onboard to strengthen the offshore team, have vast industry knowledge and a proven track record advising maritime decision makers. In the period 2004 to 2008 Norli held the position as VP Sales Europe and was responsible for signing MCP’s first ground-breaking partnerships with Color Line, DFDS and Stena Line.

– It’s great to be back, I feel I never left MCP. The opportunity to spearhead innovative solutions in a new segment proved too tempting and I look forward to contributing to a new maritime technology success, says Norli.

– The use of mobile phones in offshore environments will increase rapidly. The ability to use mobile devices anytime and anywhere are taken for granted and expected. Our solutions are enablers and will in the coming years be crucial for those operating in harsh and rough offshore environments, says Norli.

– Vendors within the oil- and gas industry place strict demands on suppliers and solutions. It is critical to understand their requirements and the success factor is to translate these into customer value. The appointment of Jan Erik Norli awards us with this valuable ability and strengthens our position in the market, says Tom Løwehr, Senior Vice President BU Offshore, MCP.

– Experienced pilots are vital when navigating in uncharted waters. I doubt that we would be able to find a more suitable person than Norli to lead our offshore sales efforts. He has decades of experience, is highly regarded within our industry and has a personal appearance fit for our organization. We are very enthusiastic about his return to us, commented Løwehr.

MCP’s services ensure quality mobile coverage through its own global network and integration with networks such as GSM, ICE and VSAT. The vessel will automatically connect with the network that provides best reach, such as onshore networks when the ship is less than 50 nm from shore and when close to base stations on oil-rigs. This ensures that the vessel always is secured the best bandwidth from the most cost-efficient high quality network. Unique functionality ensures that data are compressed, internet-traffic is filtered and data-traffic is prioritized according to business priority.

— Jan Erik Norli

 

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 for people onboard major cruise ships and ferries worldwide, delivering a premium service to MCP’s customers. MCP offices are located centrally in Arendal, Norway and Miami, (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.