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Datasat to provide enhanced connectivity to fleet in the Mediterranean with SES 

Reliable, high-speed broadband services of up to 100 Mbps will significantly enhance passenger, crew and ship connectivity experiences, says Datasat.

Datasat, a major provider of gateway internet services via satellite, has partnered with SES Networks to bring end-to-end connectivity to a ferry fleet in the Mediterranean Sea servicing passengers and cargo in multiple destinations in Greece, Italy, Spain and Morocco, SES announced today.

Datasat will leverage SES Networks’ Signature Maritime Solutions and ground infrastructure to deliver a premium experience for passengers and crew travelling onboard the modern and technologically-advanced vessels, which provide high-quality transportation services for passengers and private vehicles in the Mediterranean Sea. While on board, passengers now will find not only luxurious accommodation, fine dining, and a wide range of activities, but also market-leading connectivity services.

“The era of the connected ship is upon us, and it’s a change that will revolutionise vessel communications and operations,” said David Franeau, Managing Director at Datasat.

“SES Networks’ high-throughput connectivity and fully managed end-to-end services is our gateway to more intelligent ships, smarter fleet management, and unparalleled guest satisfaction. We are constantly looking for ways to optimize the service provided to ferry passengers and we’re delighted with the quality of service enabled by SES Networks, which provides a premium user experience.”

Morten Hagland Hansen, Vice President, Commercial Maritime and Energy Sales at SES Networks added: “Like us, Datasat recognises the enormous benefits that high-quality connectivity provides for passengers, seafarers and ships. Delivering the highest level of service today requires seamless and reliable connectivity, and SES Networks is setting a new standard for the cruise and ferry sector that’s unmatched in terms of scale, performance and technological diversity.”