|Ericsson and SeaMobile bring wireless communication services to the seas|
Posted: 29-Sep-2005 [Source: Ericsson]
[Following Ericsson's introduction of GSM Aircraft in June, SeaMobile and Ericsson announce an agreement to provide wireless voice and data services at sea. ]
Ericsson and SeaMobile Inc. have signed a three-year contract under which the companies will work together to provide wireless voice and data services at sea. Ericsson will supply a complete wireless network, including hosted core infrastructure, GSM radio equipment, and network monitoring and rollout services. The arrangement will allow SeaMobile to provide services to cruise lines, ferries, yachts, container ships and the offshore oil and gas industry.
SeaMobile will use Ericsson technology to offer global wireless communications at sea through leading suppliers of maritime satellite services. Radio base stations placed onboard ships, and communication will be secured through satellite links to the hosted core network on shore. Integration activities to Ericsson's hosted core network and Network Operations Center will begin immediately.
Angel Ruiz, Head of Ericsson North America says "Consumers are used to taking their mobile phones wherever they go, and they want the option of being in touch at all times. Ericsson will help SeaMobile deliver that freedom to its customers, even at sea."
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