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Datasat and SES deliver high-speed internet to Mediterranean ferry fleet

Datasat, a provider of gateway internet services via satellite, has partnered with SES Networks to deliver end-to-end connectivity to a ferry fleet operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} Datasat will leverage SES Networks’ Signature Maritime Solutions and ground infrastructure to deliver high-speed services of up to 100Mbps to passengers travelling around Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco.

“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 an unparalleled guest satisfaction. We are constantly looking for ways to optimise 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.” {/mprestriction}

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