25 July 2016 (Oslo, Norway) Telenor Satellite announced today that Hellenic Seaways in partnership with Marel Electronics, Piraeus, has selected Telenor’s Ka-band for connectivity services on board their entire Hellenic Seaways ferry fleet.
Hellenic Seaways, which operates domestic ferry services throughout the Greek islands, with ships carrying up to 2,000 passengers, will now be able to offer Wi-Fi to all its passengers, using high-bandwidth capacity from Telenor Satellite to ensure reliable and always-on connections.
Marel Electronics, a reputable partner for Telenor Satellite, recently signed a contract with Hellenic Seaways for Ka-band high-speed connectivity services on board its entire fleet of vessels. Hellenic Seaways was previously a THOR 7 beta-test customer and has been using the service effectively on Nissos Mykonos. Equipment is now being installed to mobilise the rest of the fleet.
“THOR 7 offers high-powered capacity throughout the Mediterranean and is an ideal solution for ferries requiring reliable high speed regional connectivity,” said Julian Crudge, Divisional Director at Telenor Satellite. “We are delighted that Marel Electronics selected THOR 7 Ka-band services for their contract with Hellenic Seaways and we look forward to continuing to support our growing partnership with Marel.”
“We have successfully tested and monitored THOR 7 Ka-band services on the ferry Nissos Mykonos over the past six months,” said Kyriakos Alexopoulos, Managing Director of Marel Electronics. “Its reliability and effectiveness is testament to Hellenic Seaways now contracting to the commercial service and equipping their entire fleet.”
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 high powered regional capacity provides an ideal solution for Marel Electronics especially in the Mediterranean.