(Oslo, Norway, 2 March 2017) Telenor Satellite announced today that Marlink, a worldwide satellite communications provider, has been assigned Platinum Service Provider status for the provision of services on the THOR 7 satellite.
Marlink is now integrating its full range of Value Added Services into the THOR 7 product offering, providing high-throughput connectivity to Marlink’s regional vessels across all its market segments, ranging from fishing and commercial shipping to high-end yachts and passenger vessels.
“We are honoured to announce Marlink as our first Platinum Partner for THOR 7 services,” said Julian Crudge, Director Network and Data service at Telenor Satellite. “This agreement represents further growth and commitment in our long-standing relationship with Marlink and we are committed to supporting their expansion plans, delivering reliable connections at sea throughout Europe.”
“Demand for both reliable and cost-effective connections at sea continues to grow rapidly due to the increased use of IP applications such as broadband internet access, VOIP, video streaming and improved access to corporate networks,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President of Marlink. “THOR 7 fits well into our agnostic connectivity portfolio delivering high performance for mobility services throughout Europe”
THOR 7 is Telenor Satellite’s first Ka-band satellite, providing regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes – its mobility applications will become an important part of Marlink’s regional services portfolio.