Telenor Maritime Signs Capacity Deal with Eutelsat for Cruise Connectivity
Telenor Maritime signed a capacity agreement with Eutelsat Communications for managed satellite services for cruise connectivity. Under the agreement announced May 30, Eutelsat will deliver capacity on Eutelsat 33E for coverage of the Mediterranean Sea, and on Eutelsat 65 West A satellite, together with its Eutelsat Advance managed connectivity service, for coverage of the Caribbean Sea.
Eutelsat said this deal demonstrates the value of the Advanced service, and supports momentum in the Mediterranean and Caribbean connectivity markets. The company highlighted growth in the maritime sector in its most recent financial results.
Teleor will receive targeted resources and services in specific sailing areas. Telenor said the agreement will improve performance, coverage, and resiliency for maritime connectivity and provide reliable connectivity to the cruise segment.
“We are truly excited to be working with a leading Geostationary satellite operator, Eutelsat, to address the ever-increasing connectivity needs of cruise operators. Eutelsat’s outstanding in-orbit resources, combined with its robust managed services, have enabled us to come up with an offering that can be tailored to our customer’s specific demands,” commented Telenor Maritime CEO Lars Erik Lunoe.