SES Networks to provide connectivity luxury cruise ships

23 May 2019

SES Networks has won a deal to provide high-speed satellite broadband services for a fleet of luxury cruise ships in the Asian market.

The Luxembourg-based satellite operator has signed a contract to provide its Signature Cruise Solution to Dream Cruises, a subsidiary of Hong Kong's Genting Cruise Lines.

Dream Cruises will use the connectivity solution for its cruise ship fleet, consisting of the World Dream, Genting Dream and newly-launched Explorer Dream.

The solution has already been implemented onboard World Dream and Explorer Dream, and will be introduced on Genting Dream in September.

It uses SES Networks' O3b constellation of medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites, with backup from its geostationary fleet for added network resilience, as well as a suite of managed services.

“Today’s cruise passengers demand excellent connectivity even when they are travelling on the high seas,” Dream Cruises president Thatcher Brown said.

“As part of our efforts to provide our guests with the best possible services and amenities on board our ships, we partnered with SES Networks because of their high-speed capability to deliver a terrestrial broadband-like internet experience in some of the most challenging of conditions.”

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