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SES wins Mediterranean ferry broadband contracts

September 17, 2019

By Chris Forrester

SES Networks has won a contract to supply satellite broadband connectivity to Mediterranean ferry ships.

The contract is with Dataset to bring cutting-edge, end-to-end connectivity to a ferry fleet in the Mediterranean Sea servicing passengers and cargo in multiple destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco.

Datasat will use SES Networks’ Signature Maritime Solutions and ground infrastructure to deliver a premium broadband experience for passengers and crew travelling onboard the ships.

“The era of the connected ship is upon us, and it’s a change that will revolutionise vessel communications and operations,” said David Franeau, Managing Director at Datasat. “SES Networks’ innovative, high-throughput connectivity and fully managed end-to-end services is our gateway to more intelligent ships, smarter fleet management, and unparalleled guest satisfaction. We are constantly looking for ways to optimize 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, Vice President, Commercial Maritime and Energy Sales at SES Networks. “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.”

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