The company is thus expanding its broadband services in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic with a dozen ships connected to the shipping line
This strategy is part of Eurona's 2020-2024 business plan, which aims to boost the company's expansion in the maritime sector
Eurona, the Spanish telecommunications multinational, continues to strengthen its position as a high connectivity operator on board and has extended its contract with Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea, offering a connection to its new high-speed ship operating in the Canary Islands.
Specifically, this is the fast-ferry Villa de Agaete, which has a capacity of more than 800 passengers, to whom Eurona will provide a Wi-Fi service during their journey thanks to an innovative technology of gyro-stabilized antennas, which reorient their position if the ship moves with the waves or changes course, thus ensuring continuous coverage without incidents.
The company is thus extending its broadband services in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic with a dozen ships connected at Naviera Armas Trasmediterránea, the third largest shipping company in Europe in terms of operational fleet, to which it offers Wifi connectivity services for crew and passengers.
With this new operation, the telecommunications company reinforces its B2B division, one of the strategic areas of the group, where the subdivision of 'Maritime Mobility Connection' is expected to become an important source of income with the implementation of these new technologies.
This strategy, therefore, is in line with Eurona's business plan 2020-2024, which aims to boost the company's expansion in the maritime sector, a niche where it already connects passenger ferries, merchant ships, yachts, fishing boats and even rescue boats with satellite technology.
Eurona's high connectivity services are adapted according to the route and specific needs of each vessel to ensure optimal speed and efficient use. Thus, Eurona's satellite capacity covers the whole of Europe and Africa, so that all vessels have a guaranteed connection on their various offshore routes.
Among other applications, Eurona's state-of-the-art network allows these vessels to offer TV content in cabins and common areas, in addition to other features that contribute to the digital transformation of the user experience with services such as the digital key for cabins and onboard entertainment.
According to Fernando Ojeda, CEO of Eurona, "Internet connection is now a must for users and businesses alike who understand that there is no downtime. This is why there is a technological revolution within the satellite market, as it is positioned as the only alternative capable of reaching anywhere and generalising mobile connections such as those we already provide in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean".