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Hellenic Seaways fleet to install THOR7 Ka-band VSAT

Hellenic Seaways, working with Telenor Satellite partner Marel Electronics in Piraeus, Greece, has selected Telenor’s Ka-band VSAT to provide connectivity services on board the entire Hellenic Seaways ferry fleet.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Hellenic Seaways, which operates domestic ferry services throughout the Greek islands on ships carrying up to 2,000 passengers, will now be able to offer Wi-Fi to everyone on board using the VSAT system.

The shipping company was previously a THOR 7 beta-test customer and has already been using the service on Nissos Mykonos. Equipment is now being installed to mobilise the rest of the fleet, Telenor says.

“We have successfully tested and monitored THOR 7 Ka-band services on the ferry Nissos Mykonos over the past six months,” said Kyriakos Alexopoulos, managing director of Marel Electronics.

“Its reliability and effectiveness is testament to Hellenic Seaways now contracting to the commercial service and equipping their entire fleet.”

THOR 7 is Telenor Satellite’s first Ka-band satellite, providing regional coverage which includes the main European shipping lanes.

“THOR 7 offers high-powered capacity throughout the Mediterranean and is an ideal solution for ferries requiring reliable high speed regional connectivity,” said Julian Crudge, divisional director at Telenor Satellite.

“We are delighted that Marel Electronics selected THOR 7 Ka-band services for their contract with Hellenic Seaways and we look forward to continuing to support our growing partnership with Marel.”{/mprestriction}

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