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May 4th, 2011

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting... Ship-Shape (SATCOM)

[SatNews] VSAT communications now have the capacity needed to assure delivery of services to the European maritime industry...

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has signed an agreement with Elektrikom for satellite capacity from its 1 degree West orbital location. Using TSBc’s IS 10-02 Spot 1 capacity, Elektrikom will manage and deliver maritime VSAT services, serving the oil, gas and cruising vessels throughout Europe. IS 10-02 Spot 1 provides high powered coverage throughout Europe and provides expansion capacity in some of Elektrikom’s key shipping regions.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Elektrikom to 1 degree West. We look forward to building a long term relationship with Elektrikom and supporting their growth requirements utilising Spot 1 capacity- ideal for their coverage requirements throughout Europe”, said Michael Carter, Sales Director, Datacomms Services at TSBc. “1 degree West has a strong tradition within the maritime industry for the provision of maritime VSAT services, specifically in Northern Europe. With our next satellite, THOR 7, due to commence commercial service in 2014, TSBc can now provide an expansion path for our maritime customers and support the increased types of services demanded by offshore communities.”