May 6, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year contract with Telenor Maritime to provide Ku coverage on a regional basis for sailing areas in Europe, Trans-Atlantic crossings, the Caribbean and South East Asia. Eutelsat will leverage several of its satellites in order to deliver targeted capacity with guaranteed levels of throughput to specific sailing areas under a managed services agreement. It will enable the delivery of high speed internet connectivity to cruise and ferry passengers by extending GSM roaming to the vessel and/or selling access to on-board WiFi networks.From the outset of the contract, Telenor Maritime Vessels will progressively transfer vessels onto the network in a proactive manner. At a later stage, Telenor Maritime will migrate vessels onto Eutelsat’s Ka band satellite, Konnect VHTS in Europe when it is available, making it the first reference customer from the maritime industry on the new satellite.