TT-Line to roll out radio-based internet to ferry fleet

Ferry operator TT-Line has agreed a new deal with Swedish vessel broadband company Nowhere Networks to supply radio-based internet services to its ferry fleet connecting Sweden with Germany, Poland and Lithuania across the Baltic Sea.

Implementation of the onboard system is now underway, with the entire fleet on the routes Trelleborg-Travemunde-Rostock and Trelleborg-Swinoujscie expected to be connected before the end of January 2021.

“We are convinced that we have chosen the right provider for this important service and we are looking forward to offer our guests a fast and reliable internet service soon,” said Joachim Parduhn, Head of Technology, TT-Line.

The Nowhere Networks set-up consists of a radio communication system with built-in antenna tracking technology that automatically sends and receives wireless signals between ship and land to keep vessels connected.

The network connects to a cloud-based software platform that Nowhere Networks says is capable of scaling to over 10,000 vessels and enables automated control and automatic resource optimisation.

“To have TT-Line, one of the biggest shipping companies in Northern Europe, as our customer is really fantastic and another proof point that what we have set out to do really does bring great value to our customers,” said Asbjörn Frydenlund, CEO, Nowhere Networks.

“Our full-service concept is a complete solution for long range internet connectivity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which is becoming a standard within the maritime industry in Europe.”

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