Viking Line chooses AecorLink for high-speed broadband

Paul Gunton

Paul Gunton · 18 September 2019

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Sweden-based communications service provider AecorLink has been awarded a communication contract with Viking Line aimed at significantly improving the internet connectivity onboard the ferry operator’s vessels.

The demand for fast broadband is constantly increasing and with this new project it will satisfy the present and the future demand for the ferry operator itself, its guests and the crew. Reliable internet connection is vital not least in order to attract the onboard conference guests, a segment which Viking Line particularly is targeting. AecorLink together with its partner, Specto Remote which does the service and installations, manage to deliver high-speed broadband thanks to a number of base stations along the routes, and a new proprietary configuration which effectively is tracking the base stations also over large distances.

Viking Line has already implemented the new technology on the cruise ferry Viking Grace which successfully has provided high-speed internet connectivity since May this year, on the route from Stockholm to Turku over the high season. Viking Line now will integrate the rest of the fleet with the network and expand the infrastructure to include the full coverage between Sweden, Finland and Estonia.

“Viking Line is for us a high-profile client, with a renowned name in the maritime ferry industry, so it is of course a fantastic opportunity helping Viking Line becoming even more competitive. To participate and to deliver this network where we and everyone can see this vast demand, is extremely motivating. We know the invaluable difference it makes offering passengers access to high speed broadband with low latency. AecorLink has for many years refined its innovative, ship to shore, seamless microwave technology. We have today the most stable solution with unbeaten capacity over the longest distances in the business. The new coverage between Sweden, Finland and Estonia is now in place, designed for many more clients to easily access it at very reasonable terms.” said Ulf Harderup with AecorLink.

“We see this project as part of our continuing commitment to improve our customer’s experience onboard Viking Line’s vessels. AecorLink’s established and proven network gave us the confidence to select them as our business partner in this area” said Kaj Sundström, Network and Communications Manager for Viking Line.

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