Select Silversea cruise ships provide broadband connectivity

SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has announced that Telenor Maritime has signed a multi-year agreement to provide high-speed broadband access to Silversea´s luxurious cruise ships via SES Networks´ Maritime+ solution, the company said.

Telenor Maritime will be using SES Networks´ fully-managed maritime solution to offer capacity of up to 150Mb/s to provide passengers on Silversea´s ultra-luxury cruise ships a true broadband experience at sea.

Passengers onboard these eight ships will be able to stay connected through social network accounts, audio and video conferencing apps, and will also be able to stream video as they sail to the most exotic travel destinations ranging from the tropical paradise of Brazil to the epic wilderness of Antarctica.

Designed especially for service providers, the SES Networks Maritime+ solution combines SES´s product innovation with unparalleled global ground and space infrastructure to deliver consistently high-quality connectivity as vessels sail across the region, and allows for upgraded coverage and service as needed. SES Networks is a newly-created SES business unit focused on delivering differentiated satellite-enabled solutions for data-centric customers.

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end solutions in two key business units; SES Video and SES Networks.

The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions. SES´s portfolio includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) television reach in Europe, O3b Networks, a global managed data communications service provider, and MX1, a leading media service provider that offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services.