A northwest Europe leading ferry operator, Stena Line engaged Marlink to upgrade 27 ferries in Scandinavian, Irish Sea and North Sea operation with the latest VSAT services and technology. The move will reportedly increase connectivity bandwidth for business, crew and passenger needs.
According to the news from Stena, the upgrades will consist of a full solution Ku-band roll-out on Marlink’s Sealink customized VSAT service including equipment upgrades to state-of-the-art of antennas, modems, and routers. A long term contract, the deal means Stena Line will initially have access to 25Mbit/s.
Marlink is currently operating a test network that is capable of can provide further bandwidth throughput and service availability. With crew and passenger welfare and efficient operations as core drivers, Stena Line seeks to maintain their leadership at the forefront of communication technology on ferries. Marlink has provided communication services on Stena Line ferries since 1996.
The latest upgrades add to an already cutting-edge communications platform used by Stena Line, and the coming Marlink hybrid network solution will significantly improves passenger and crew Internet access with on board WiFi and seamless switching between SATCOMs and 3G (voice and data).
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