Viking Line upgrades connectivity

2019-09-29T17:19:21+00:00 September 29th, 2019|Technology|

AecorLink has been awarded a communications contract by Viking Line.

As a result, the ferry operator will significantly improve the internet connectivity on board its ferries.

The demand for fast broadband is constantly increasing and with this new project, it will satisfy the present and the future demand for the ferry operator, its guests and the crew.

Reliable internet connection is vital not least to attract the on board conference guests, a segment which Viking Line is particularly targeting.

AecorLink, together with its partner, Specto Remote who undertakes the service and installations, delivers high-speed broadband thanks to a number of base stations along the routes, and a new proprietary configuration, which is effectively tracking the base stations also over large distances.

Viking Line has already implemented the new technology on the cruise ferry ‘Viking Grace’, which has provided high-speed internet connectivity since May of this year, on the Stockholm to Turku route over the high season. Viking Line will now integrate the rest of the fleet with the network and expand the infrastructure to include the full coverage between Sweden, Finland and Estonia.

“Viking Line is for us a high-profile client, with a renowned name in the maritime ferry industry, so it is of course a fantastic opportunity helping Viking Line becoming even more competitive. To participate and to deliver this network where we and everyone can see this vast demand, is extremely motivating.

“We know the invaluable difference it makes offering passengers access to high speed broadband with low latency. AecorLink has for many years refined its innovative, ship to shore, seamless microwave technology. We have today the most stable solution with unbeaten capacity over the longest distances in the business. The new coverage between Sweden, Finland and Estonia is now in place, designed for many more clients to easily access it at very reasonable terms,” explained AecorLink’s Ulf Harderup.

“We see this project as part of our continuing commitment to improve our customer’s experience on board Viking Line’s vessels. AecorLink’s established and proven network gave us the confidence to select them as our business partner in this area,” added Kaj Sundström, Viking Line’s Network and Communications Manager.