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Speedcast Wins Communications Contract With Color Line

By | July 23, 2019
A Color Line Color Carrier vessel. Photo: Nils Junge, marinetraffic.com

A Color Line Color Carrier vessel. Photo: Nils Junge, marinetraffic.com

Speedcast International was awarded a new multi-year, fully-managed communications contract with Color Line, onboard the Color Carrier vessel. Color Line is a Norwegian cruiseferry company, and Color Carrier is the latest addition to the Cargo service fleet operating between Oslo, Norway, and Kiel, Germany.

The new communications service provided by Speedcast uses 4G/LTE services in conjunction with Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) and Iridium Certus links for enhanced reliability through multi-access technology coverage. Dual tracking LTE and multiple omni-directional antennas are used to increase range. All links are managed by Speedcast’s network operations team to ensure seamless connectivity.

“With the combination of tracking LTE antennas and omni-directional LTE antennas supported by an SD WAN solution, we are able to demonstrate nearly 100% coverage from LTE/4G connectivity on the sailing route for the Color Carrier,” says Brent Horwitz, Speedcast’s SVP of Cruise and Ferry. “Combined with reliable backup from VSAT and Iridium Certus L-band, Speedcast is able to provide robust and seamless connectivity covering the needs of Color Line’s corporate operations, as well as onboard crew and passengers at sea. The solution implements the latest technology innovations to achieve fast, low-latency communications.”