Telenor Satellite to expand services
April 7, 2022
By Chris Forrester
Telenor Satellite is expanding its existing maritime services. Jan Hetland, Director of Data Services division at Telenor Satellite, said that thanks to its partnership with ST Engineering, its offering of high throughput services is about to expand for ferries, cruise and offshore supply vessels this summer.
Currently available on Anker Ka-band, the Newtec Dialog platform allows Telenor Satellite to offer services of up to 150/50Mbps.
Since 2016, Telenor Satellite has provided a regional Ka-band VSAT service to maritime users over its THOR 7 satellite from its 1° West orbital location. It targets the North Sea, North Atlantic/ Norwegian Sea, Baltic Sea, Black Sea and the Mediterranean. THOR 7 is equipped with an HTS Ka-band payload, providing regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes. The satellite utilises relatively small spot beams, which provide unprecedented high-power performance for maritime applications.
Drawing on Telenor Satellite’s 14 years of partnership with iDirect and combining this with XipLink’s unique WAN optimisation capabilities allows Telenor Satellite to serve the most demanding customers out there. The Xiplink WAN optimiser solution provides a greatly improved Quality of Experience for high-bandwidth vessels and offshore installations carrying large numbers of passengers and/or crew.