Monday, December 10, 2012

RoRo Freight and Passenger Ferry Service to Get Full WiFi Coverage

Stena Extends Contract with Wireless Communications Provider
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – RoRo Freight and Passenger ferry services on Stena Line’s European services are to receive expanded WiFi services after the group signed an extended contract with existing wireless communications provider Maritime Communications Partner (MCP). The new contract expands MCP’s services on to an additional two Stena Line vessels, the former Scandlines Ro-pax vessels Sassnitz and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

MCP says the new contract will ensure the most reliable end-to-end wireless services available. Passengers and truck drivers will have access to state of the art mobile communication services, with MCP enhancing today’s GSM service with higher bandwidth systems like 3G and LTE in the coming years. This will allow the passengers to experience mobile communications services onboard that are comparable to those experienced onshore.

Photo: The rebranded Sassnitz will benefit from better WiFi coverage.