Mobile, Broadband Offered for Cruise Ships

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 20, 2005

A joint venture will provide bundled broadband and mobile communications services for cruise-ship passengers. CapRock Communications and SeaMobile announced the service that will allow passengers plying the seas to stay in touch with those on land using their personal cell phones and other mobile devices. The satellite-based service also delivers encrypted business applications that can be used in concert with the vessels' wired communications systems. SeaMobile CEO William Marks said in a news release that the service would be available to other commercial ships as well.
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