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Anek Lines upgrades mobile ecosystem with Telenor partnership

 

Image courtesy of Anek

Anek Lines upgrades mobile ecosystem with Telenor. Image courtesy of Anek.

 

Greek passenger shipping company Anek Lines has partnered with Telenor Maritime to upgrade the mobile ecosystem onboard all its ships.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}A state-of-the-art connectivity platform with Mobile, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul will be integrated into the vessels to enhance operational efficiency and improve passengers’ onboard experience.

Anek Lines is the first company to install the connectivity platform in Greece. The Wi-Fi solution will enable passengers to stream content and stay in contact with colleagues and friends. Installation of the equipment will commence in the second quarter of 2019, with an expected completion fourth quarter the same year.

“Anek Lines focus on innovation and invest in a passenger-oriented approach, bringing a quality evolution into maritime transport, contributing to the development of the coastal shipping industry and establishing new routes in the Aegean and the Adriatic Sea. We have established our position as the leading power in coastal shipping through more than 50 years. The company is a key driver for economic, tourism, social and cultural development in Crete,” stated Mr Yannis S. Vardinoyannis, managing director of Anek Lines.

“This is an important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion into the Mediterranean, and we are delighted to partner up with Anek Lines, the largest passenger shipping company in Greece,” said Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime.

“We are observing the coming technological revolution in the maritime business with its digital transformation, giving us opportunities of additional operational benefits and new revenue streams” Mr Vardinoyannis added.{/mprestriction}

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