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June 20th, 2017

Telenor Maritime and SES Networks Offer the Silver Lining of Connectivity Services to Silversea Cruise Ships

When you've invested in a luxurious cruise onboard a high-end ship the services offered should all be top of the line. That is now true with Silversea’s luxurious cruise ships and the high-speed broadband access they are offering their passengers as a result of a multi-year agreement with Telenor Maritime via SES NetworksSES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) Maritime+ solution.

Credit- Photo courtesy of Silversea Cruises

Telenor Maritime will be using SES Networks’ fully-managed maritime solution to offer capacity of up to 150Mb/s that provides passengers on Silversea’s luxury cruise ships a true broadband experience at sea.

Passengers onboard these eight ships will be able to stay connected through social network accounts, audio and video conferencing apps, and will also be able to stream video as they sail to the most exotic travel destinations ranging from the tropics of Brazil to the wilderness of Antarctica. SES Networks is a newly-created SES business unit focused on delivering differentiated satellite-enabled solutions for data-centric customers.

Designed especially for service providers, the SES Networks Maritime+ solution combines SES’s product innovation with global ground and space infrastructure to deliver consistent connectivity as vessels sail across the region, and enables upgraded coverage and service as needed. 

Frode Stoldal, CEO at Telenor Maritime said they are pleased to work together with SES to provide passengers the same high-quality connectivity they enjoy at home. This seamless and reliable connectivity is also vital in retaining experienced crew and operational efficiency. SES Networks’ Maritime+ provides comprehensive coverage and customized service, enabling them to serve their customers very effectively.

Steve Collar, CEO at SES Networks, added that they are very pleased and proud to serve Telenor Maritime in its mission to provide the best connectivity available to cruise line customers. This solution is an excellent example of how Maritime+ was designed to serve unique needs and requirements in specific markets within the maritime industry. SES Networks’ Maritime+ is a truly customizsable and cost-effective platform that enables them to fulfil the ever-growing needs of global connectivity.