First mobile 4G network onboard shipsTelenor Maritime and Color Line
Telenor Maritime have a long standing relation to Color Line and announces that the world first shipborne 4G network is operating on one of their ships, enabling passengers to enjoy 4G speeds while surfing on mobile phones, significantly enhancing the user experience.
“The recently introduced connectivity platform is a major steppingstone for the ongoing digital transformation on Color Line ships, it enable us to move fast forwards facilitating the introduction of 4G, that further enhance the passenger experience when using their mobile devices,” said Frode Støldal, CEO of Telenor Maritime.
State of the art maritime 4G is not new for Telenor Maritime, having built and operating high-speed 4G networks on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) covering all oil fields in the Norwegian and the North Sea, which significantly improves communication between platforms, rigs, and supply ships. Mobile operators and technology have through time, influenced how businesses operate, and this network will facilitate even more innovation and efficiency improvement on the NCS which is equally applicable to ships.
“Color Line is a technological and digital frontrunner at sea. The introduced maritime 4G service proves to be more robust than 3G, allowing for more data transport. In turn, this opens up for a multitude of services, such as locally stored digital content, films are one example. I believe this will contribute to elevating the passenger’s user experience,” Frode Støldal continues.
About Telenor Maritime:
Telenor Maritime is the mobile operator at sea, the marine communication specialist, providing global mobile coverage, Internet, and backhaul for the offshore and fishing industry, cruise ships, and ferries. Telenor Maritimes offices are located in Arendal, Stavanger, Bergen, Norway, Stockholm, Sweden and Ft. Lauderdale, (FL) USA. Telenor Maritime is part of Telenor ASA, one of the world’s major mobile operators. Through Telenor, we have access to a broad range of competence and resources to market, product, innovation and content development. We enable the best mobile experience at sea.
Frode Støldal, CEO, Telenor Maritime