MTN and Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines extend four-year relationship

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MTN Communications and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines have extended their four-year relationship with Fred.Olsen cruise lines. 

Passengers have increased expectations to stay connected, even when on vacation. The MTN partnership includes an enhanced onboard suite of connectivity options for those passengers, as well as for crew. MTN will continue to provide crew calling and its Worldwide TV service (MTN TV).

Known for exclusive service catering to European travelers, Fred.Olsen itineraries include the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Baltic regions; Norway; the British Isles and Africa.

“Considering our itineraries, we want to provide the best at-sea experience possible for our guests and our crew,” said Peter Deer, Commercial Director, Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines. “Communications are critical to that equation. Over the years, MTN has delivered value and service excellence, and with a great degree of flexibility as our needs to provide communication products and services expanded. It is clear we have a common vision of how communications at sea should be managed, and MTN continues to support our business needs. ”

MTN operates a worldwide connectivity footprint through its combined satellite and terrestrial network across the globe. The pioneer of cruise industry communications, MTN is the leader in delivering innovation, value and service excellence to its customer base.

“MTN looks forward to its continued partnership with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines,” said Brent Horwitz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cruise and Ferry Services, MTN. “As it adopts new products to its communications portfolio delivered by MTN, we are confident it will not only increase user satisfaction and acceptance but deliver a service that exceeds the expectations of both passengers and crew.”

MTN is a global provider of maritime communications and content services. Since launching the first stabilised satellite antenna for ships at sea in the early 1980s, MTN has been pioneering remote-connectivity technologies that become longstanding solutions. Today, the company serves most of the world’s cruise lines, as well as hundreds of yachts, cargo ships, oil and gas vessels, ferries, and military aircraft, ships, vehicles and facilities. MTN Nexus, the company’s advanced communications ecosystem, is the first hybrid C-/Ku-band and broadband wireless network that is delivering content with land-like speeds to vessels at sea.