Brittany Ferries: major contract extension for Telenor Maritime connectivity solutions

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Brittany Ferries has extended its contract with Telenor Maritime for connectivity of its fleet operating on routes between the UK, France, and Spain. The new contract expands the scope of services delivered by Telenor Maritime, enabling a more resilient network for ship to shore communications and a better experience for passengers, crew, and operations.

The combination of VSAT and mobile broadband backhauls with the new addition of low latency, high speed radio link backhauls will deliver higher quality, cost-effective wi-fi and mobile services for passengers, crew, operations, and business activities. Redundancy of this connectivity setup provides network stability, and in turn increases the level of cyber security for the networks on board.

Digitalisation of Color Line’s operations supported by Telenor Maritime’s Unified Hosting Service™

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Sustainability through digitalisation: Telenor Maritime has installed its Unified Hosting Service™ (UHS®) on board Color Line’s fleet of five ferries, supporting the process of digitalising its operations and sustainability strategy.

From January 2023, the open and vendor-neutral data hosting platform enables Color Line to collect, monitor and transmit crew input data and sensor data from the on-board navigation and engine control systems, delivered by different OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). The UHS® digitalises two major operational activities that were previously handled manually: operational checklists for the crew and the collection of data for the regulatory Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) reports.

The MRV regulation stipulates that data must be logged for each leg of the journey and added to a report for the authorities (EU, IMO) to analyse and monitor the fleet’s pollutant emissions data. With the UHS® installed, this normally tedious, manual task is now automated. Data is collected from the operational technology on board and is seamlessly shared between the ship and the shore. The MRV data is sent directly to the DNV class society for compliance approval. Moving from manual to digital checklists improves the crew’s daily operations, allowing faster and easier communication and information sharing, and access to higher quality data.

Telenor Maritime is proud to partner with Color Line, supporting its vision to become Europe’s leading shipping company within sustainable passenger and goods transportation. The UHS® provides access to all on-board data on one platform, giving the crew and the land-based management organisation the opportunity to create a common set of master data that can be trusted and reused. Having the ability to access data insights on board will empower the crew to make better decisions in their daily operations, making real-time performance optimisation attainable.

Photo: Anders Martinsen

Telenor Maritime connecting people on board 39-hour long journey

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Telenor Maritime has become the first provider to deliver connectivity services for passengers on board La Méridionale. The 5-year contract, signed December 2021, will provide passengers and crew with mobile and wi-fi services during their 39-hour long journey on board GIROLATA and PELAGOS. Both ships are fitted with the Telenor Maritime Connectivity Platform, a solution that combines multiple connectivity sources and distributes the signal to on-board services.


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Telenor Maritime Provide Wi-Fi, 3G And Backhaul Services To Brittany Ferries Ships

Telenor Maritime partner with Brittany Ferries and announces the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard their fleet of ferries, deploying a connectivity platform with Premium Wi-Fi, VSAT and Mobile Broadband Backhaul.

Additionally, HONFLEUR, the LNG-powered newbuild arriving in June 2019 is equipped with 3G services.

Digital services can be enabled supporting the complete digital value chain vastly enhancing the customer experience onboard.


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SPITSBERGEN is the first Hurtigruten ship to connect to shore power when being alongside for 8 hours in the port of Bergen. The first cold ironing took place on March 1. Other ships of the fleet will follow.

Photo: Eivind Senneset/Hurtigruten/Bergen Havn

  • Sea Transport Solutions, the designers of medium-speed ro-pax catamarans, have announced the delivery of a 74m ro-pax to Trinidad. The 800-pax, 100-car 22-knot ferry GALLEONS PASSAGE left Hong Kong on March 1 for Port of Spain.
  • In February 2018 AS Tallink Grupp transported 4.9% less passengers and less 2.8% cars compared to last year. The number of cargo units increased by 7.0%. The figures for February 2018 can be consulted here.
  • Telenor Maritime announced the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard the Finnlines ro-pax ships, deploying a connectivity platform with Mobile/3G, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul. Finnlines is the first to install the latest connectivity platform.