Speedcast to Provide Managed Comms for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
U.K.-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has selected Speedcast International to provide end-to-end communication services for voice and data on board its fleet. Speedcast will leverage satellite Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) and land-based 4G/LTE connectivity to deliver communications for Fred. Olsen guests and crew on board its fleet of four cruise ships Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.
The Speedcast multi-band managed communications platform will be installed on each of Fred. Olsen’s ships, monitoring for and adopting the best fit between satellite, wireless or terrestrial network. Speedcast’s Intelligent Communications Director technology will provide seamless, automatic switching between the different networks and technologies to ensure connectivity at all times, the company stated. The network will also provide connectivity between Fred. Olsen’s offices and its fleet, sailing all over the globe.
The Speedcast solution will include support from its customer service centers, located on five continents, as well as monitoring tools to manage Fred. Olsen’s network proactively.