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Eckerö Linjen boosts onboard connectivity

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Eckerö Linjen has chosen Telenor Maritime to provide high-speed internet access onboard its vessel, Eckerö, which operates between Grisslehamn, Sweden and the Åland islands situated between Sweden and Finland.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Three moving antennas will be installed onboard the vessel Eckerö, with two more antennas onshore in Berghamn. The installation will increase capacity at sea and eliminate the connectivity problems the ship has experienced when it is sailing too far from shore.

Kenneth Påvall, IT- infrastructure manager at Rederi AB Eckerö says that the new technology will offer significant speed and stability, with guests able to access free Wi-Fi when onboard.

"We are pleased to give our guests the opportunity to be online at all times not to mention how proud we are to be the first ship on the Sea of Åland offering such fast and secure Internet connection," commented Tomas Karlsson, CEO of Eckerö Linjen. “The new high-speed broadband conceives opportunities in developing our conference concepts on-board with total digital integration.”

“We were delighted to develop this solution for Eckerö Linjen, one of the most important ferry companies in the Baltic Sea," said Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime. "This is yet another important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion in Europe, and we are confident that our communications services will substantially enhance the customer experience on route between Sweden and Åland."{/mprestriction}

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