Speedcast International has won a new multi-year communications and services contract from Aurora Expeditions.
This contract covers the expedition ship ‘Greg Mortimer’ and includes live TV, Speedcast TV on Demand with custom radio streaming and PressReader digital newspapers and magazines.
Speedcast will also provide VSAT connectivity with L-band backup for global mobile satellite service.
Beyond satcom connectivity, Speedcast has tailored services for guests and crew, including live television, films and thousands of newspaper and magazine selections to support the growing demand for home style entertainment while on board.
Speedcast said that it continued to grow its content offering in response to increasing demand for premium content services for staff and crew across cruise and ferry, plus other sectors.
“Aurora Expeditions is redefining expedition cruising. Their vessel not only required robust communications capable of performing in extremely adverse weather conditions, but also services that satisfy the guests’ demand for luxury and comfort,” said Brent Horwitz, Speedcast’s Senior Vice President of Cruise and Ferry. “Speedcast provides services to over 50% of ocean-going cruise ships globally and we are honoured that Aurora Expedition’s team has trusted us with such unique and exciting challenges to expand our strategic communications partnership with innovative content services and deliver unforgettable guest experiences.”
“With over 27 years of experience in expedition cruises, we recognise the importance of a fully-managed communications solution for our guests and crew,” Aurora Expeditions CIO, Marcel De Graaf, added. “Good connectivity is now an expectation, and especially when our guests are discovering new and exotic places with the ‘Greg Mortimer’, they want to instantly share their discoveries on social media and feel as connected on the ship as they do at home.”