SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has supplied an unprecedented amount of data and voice connectivity to its cruise fleet customers in 2016, the company said.
As the launch of new, larger ships with thousands of guests and crew continues to drive consumption, bandwidth requirements have spiked due to the increasing adoption of newer data intensive applications.
Onboard events are streamed back to shore by both guests and crew as uplinked content bandwidth requirements are moving closer to their downlink counterparts. The highest consuming ships are using multiple terabytes of data per month. In addition, with the number of connected devices per person growing, the demand for bandwidth will continue to surge in 2017.
SpeedCast specializes in the complete supply and integration of communications, entertainment, navigation and IT services for both ocean and river cruise vessels. Buoyed by hundreds of global field technicians, SpeedCast supports over half of the world´s oceanic cruise ships with a focus on guest experience and customer satisfaction.