(Oslo, Norway, 10. April 2018) Telenor Maritime, the global maritime mobile operator, expand the long-term partnership with Stena Line and announces the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard their passenger ships, deploying a connectivity platform with Mobile/3G/4G, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul in addition to existing system to improve the customer experience. Digital services that support the complete digital value chain vastly enhancing the customer experience onboard.
“We are delighted to develop further our long-term partnership with Stena Line, one of the largest ferry companies in the world with Europe’s most comprehensive route network, consisting of 21 strategically located ferry routes across Northern Europe, operating in Scandinavia, the Baltics, the North Sea and the Irish Sea. We are confident that our communications services will substantially enhance the customer journey on the twenty ships we are upgrading. Additionally, we are ready for the introduction of 5G with IOT services which will truly increase the ship operations efficiency. This is an important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion in Europe,” said Frode Støldal, CEO of Telenor Maritime.
“We have had a long and fruitful relation working with Telenor Maritime, previously Maritime Communications Partner. In fact, we were their very first customer in 2004, and we truly recognise them as the leading mobile operator at sea with an ever-expanding quality portfolio of services relevant for the ferry industry,” said Raimo Warkki, Commercials, Ship Communication & Systems of Stena Line.
“Continually looking to develop the onboard customer experience, we intend to provide our guests with improved services on our fleet of passenger-vessels, giving them a choice to always stay connected if they prefer. Our free low-performance Wi-Fi is complemented with a Premium, high-quality Wi-Fi alternative for our guests, opening up for more advanced services highly sought after by our passengers,” Raimo Warkki continues.
About Telenor Maritime
Telenor Maritime is the mobile operator at sea, the marine communication specialist, providing global mobile coverage, Internet, and backhaul for the offshore and fishing industry, cruise ships, and ferries. Telenor Maritimes offices are located in Arendal, Stavanger, Bergen, Norway, Stockholm, Sweden, Ft. Lauderdale, (FL) US and Singapore. Telenor Maritime is part of Telenor ASA, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Through Telenor, we have access to a broad range of competence and resources to market, product, innovation and content development. We enable the best mobile experience at sea. For more information, please visit www.telenormaritime.com
Frode Støldal, CEO, Telenor Maritime
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