Ancylus net 1Swedish broadband satellite provider Ancylus AB and Net1 have announced a strategic partnership to offer the Scandinavian and the Nordic maritime market a cost-effective “hybrid” solution to internet access at sea.

Here’s how it works.

While vessels are close to Scandinavian shorelines, (50 – 60 nautical miles) or while in port, Net1’s wireless, broadband network allows high speed internet access free from roaming issues.

Once the vessels leave the reach of the Net 1 wireless network, the communication switches over to broadband via satellite, provided by Ancylus.

This service is optimal for short sea trade, fishing industry, offshore, projects, ferries, yachts and other marine activities in the region.

“At a time when the shipping industry is suffering from an economic down-turn, we are happy to help their businesses by substantially lowering the communication costs, “says Ulf Harderup CEO of Ancylus.  “The shipping industry is increasingly getting dependent on high speed internet and voice, both for business, and for leisure. By introducing the hybrid solution we are both increasing the data speeds and decreasing the costs.”

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