March 28, 2023 – Speedcast announced the successful implementation of a specialized connectivity solution delivering unparalleled data rates for an international cruise line’s newest vessel. The innovative, satellite-to-ship tracking solution was deployed for the ship, which runs on liquified natural gas and can accommodate 6,500 passengers. The cruise line’s new connectivity service was launched as part of the vessel’s inaugural 14-day transatlantic crossing, and now plays an integral role in the success of the vessel’s year-round service. Speedcast is delivering dedicated capacity, which is a CIR-based (committed information rate) service versus a ‘best effort’ solution. The capacity is available at all times throughout the itinerary. Supporting the ship’s onboard network is Speedcast’s TrueBeam technology, a software-driven platform that maintains quality of service across satellite beams with automated, smart beam-switching and traffic-steering based on location, footprint contours and committed information rates. Speedcast’s TrueBeam platform enables comprehensive tracking between the satellite and ship for the highest levels of availability, meeting full vessel capacity demands.