Resorts World Cruises implements integrated MEO and LEO satcoms

Resorts World Cruises has announced an agreement with SES to install its integrated Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) service on the cruise line’s flagship Genting Dream, to provide connectivity of up to 1.5 Gbps to the ship to meet the needs of both passengers and crew.

Resorts World Cruises is the first cruise line in Asia to deploy the SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink PRO Service, launched in 2023 to deliver an integrated package that combines SES’ MEO connectivity with Starlink’s LEO satellite coverage.

Should the installation on Genting Dream prove successful, the companies have already agreed for a similar installation on board the Resorts World One cruise ship.

“At Resorts World Cruises, we are constantly striving to enhance our onboard guests’ experiences with best-in-class hospitality and services, complemented by the latest innovations and technology offerings,” said Michael Goh, President of Resorts World Cruises.

“In this digital age, state-of-the-art connectivity is at the heart of many vacationers. As such, we are delighted to engage SES to pioneer connected experiences at sea for the cruise market, whilst also making the most of this connectivity to optimise our operations.”

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