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Signalhorn to provide connectivity for Digitaria cruise fleet

On-board internet, VoIP service provided to 12 vessels in Southern Africa, Caribbean and Mediterranean

Digitaria International has selected Signalhorn to provide satellite communications services to passengers and crew aboard a fleet of 12 luxury vessels operated by a provider of shipboard travel in the Americas, Mediterranean and Southern African markets.

Signalhorn will provide passengers and crew with on-board internet access and VoIP phone service with connectivity through its teleport in Leuk, Switzerland. The connectivity will also allow shipboard crews to use positioning applications for offshore safety.

Digitaria International, based in Luxembourg, delivers network services to its customer’s fleet, following the seasonal location of each of the dozen ships. The firm provides continuous service with roaming capabilities independent of each ship’s physical location in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Southern Africa. Additional routes are planned for the near future

“Digitaria selected Signalhorn for this service after closely examining its capabilities in terms of network infrastructure, space for further expansion, range of teleport services, expertise in iDirect technology and capability to tailor the service to our specific network and satellite needs,” says Federico Masier, Digitaria International’s Chief Development Officer.

Guillermo Bosch, Signalhorn’s Vice-President of Enterprise Services, adds: “We are delighted to have Digitaria International as our partner and to enable it to deliver its network services to one of the world’s most renowned cruise lines. Digitaria’s broadband internet service aboard ship has been described as the fastest available at sea and Signalhorn intends to uphold that reputation for speed and quality.”

Under the contract, Signalhorn will provide the service through four different satellites for a term of three years, with options for extension.