DFDS extends Nowhere Networks deal

Copenhagen-headquartered shipping company DFDS has chosen to extend its agreement with Nowhere Networks for the provision of radio-based broadband to its fleet.

DFDS will add the Dieppe-Newhaven route with its two ships to its existing agreement, which will additionally be extended to cover port connectivity for seven of its approximately 40 freight ships initially.

“We are very pleased with the service Nowhere Networks has provided for six of our ships operating on our Dover-Calais-Dunkerque route. Therefore, we are happy to announce the expansion of our collaboration with the addition of another route and two more ships, for which Nowhere Networks will provide full coverage with its high internet capacity solution,” said Jan Svane, IT Communication Manager, DFDS.

“We have also added seven freight ships to the agreement, ensuring that these ships will have fast and stable internet connection in several ports. This is important for the ships’ operational IT-operation as well as for their respective crews.”

The Nowhere Networks service allows vessels to connect to the internet via a land-based radio communication system, utilising built-in antenna tracking technology that automatically communicates wireless signals from ship to land.

“DFDS is one of our first customers and we find it enormously gratifying that they have chosen to expand our good cooperation with more ships, more routes and more ports. It is testament that our commitment to deliver high-quality services to DFDS is appreciated,” said Asbjörn Frydenlund, CEO of Nowhere Networks.

“We are particularly excited for the opportunity to deliver internet to DFDS’s freight ships. It is a new line of business for us, and one with plenty of potential. The market counts tens of thousands of ships which could benefit from improved internet connectivity, and we are investing heavily to be able to provide them with it.”

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