AecorLink, a Swedish communication Internet service provider, has been awarded by Viking Line a communication contract the aim of which is to improve Internet connectivity on-board its ships.
The shipping line has already implemented the new technology on its cruise ferry Viking Grace, successfully providing high-speed Internet connectivity since May this year on the route from Stockholm to Turku over the high season. Viking Line now will integrate the rest of the fleet with the network and expand the infrastructure to include the full coverage between Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.
To that end, AecorLink, together with its partner Specto Remote who does the service and installations, has managed to deliver high-speed broadband thanks to a number of base stations along the routes and a new proprietary configuration which is effectively tracking the stations also over large distances.
"To participate and to deliver this network where we and everyone can see this vast demand, is extremely motivating. We know the invaluable difference it makes offering passengers access to high speed broadband with low latency. AecorLink has for many years refined its innovative, ship to shore, seamless microwave technology," Ulf Harderup, Chief Executive & Technical Director, AecorLink, said. "The new coverage between Sweden, Finland and Estonia is now in place, designed for many more clients to easily access it at very reasonable terms," he added.
Kaj Sundström, Network and Communications Manager, Viking Line, also commented, "We see this project as part of our continuing commitment to improve our customers' experience onboard Viking Line's vessels. AecorLink's established and proven network gave us the confidence to select them as our business partner in this area."
Photo: Viking Line