Datasat, a provider of gateway internet services via satellite, has partnered with SES Networks to bring end-to-end connectivity to a ferry fleet in the Mediterranean Sea.
The undisclosed ferry operator is involved in passengers and cargo to and from multiple destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco, SES said.
Datasat will use SES Networks’ Signature Maritime Solutions and ground infrastructure to deliver services to passengers and crew travelling on board the modern and technologically-advanced vessels.
“The era of the connected ship is upon us, and it’s a change that will revolutionise vessel communications and operations,” said David Franeau, Datasat Managing Director. “SES Networks’ innovative, high-throughput connectivity and fully managed end-to-end services is our gateway to more intelligent ships, smarter fleet management, and an unparalleled guest satisfaction. We are constantly looking for ways to optimise the service provided to ferry passengers and we’re delighted with the quality of service enabled by SES Networks, which provides a premium user experience.”
“Like us, Datasat recognises the enormous benefits that high-quality connectivity provides for passengers, seafarers and ships,” said Morten Hagland Hansen, SES Networks’ Vice President, Commercial Maritime and Energy Sales. “Delivering the highest level of service today requires seamless and reliable connectivity, and SES Networks is setting a new standard for the cruise and ferry sector that’s unmatched in terms of scale, performance and technological diversity.”