Telenor Maritime, Anek Lines Sign Pact
Greek passenger shipping company Anek Lines has partnered with Telenor Maritime, which builds 4G coverage offshore to support the oil & gas industry, to upgrade the mobile ecosystem onboard all its ships.
The connectivity platform with Mobile, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul improves the complete digital value chain with services enhancing operational efficiency and the passenger’s onboard experience.
Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime said: "This is an important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion into the Mediterranean, and we are delighted to partner up with Anek Lines, the largest passenger shipping company in Greece."
Anek Lines is the first company to install the connectivity platform in Greece, and they will become a digital frontrunner in the Mediterranean. High-speed connectivity is crucial for passenger’s quality of experience, and more so in situations where mobile devices are used for business purposes.
The Wi-Fi solution will enable passengers to stream, be updated with their colleagues and friends as well as surfing seamlessly using their social network accounts. Installation of the equipment will commence in the second quarter of 2019, with an expected completion fourth quarter the same year.
“Mobile operators and technology have, through time, transformed how businesses operate. 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,” Lars Erik Lunøe concludes.