Reykjavik, Iceland, October 22, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- On Waves Ehf, the leading maritime mobile services provider, announced today that it has been awarded a Fleet wide contract that covers Brittany Ferries passenger ships.
The agreement covers 8 vessels and will include additional vessels in the future. On Waves services will enable voice, SMS and Data connectivity in so far uncovered by terrestrial networks areas at open seas.
“We are very proud to participate by offering our maritime GSM services to the passengers of Brittany Ferries”, said Constantin Simeonidis, CEO for On Waves. “To have the trust of a well know company like B.A.I. which operates between UK, France, Ireland and Spain is a great endorsement of the reliability of our maritime GSM service and we are highly honoured to participate into Brittany Ferries commitment to bring the best of the mobile technology to their recurrent travellers.”
François Seminel, Brittany Ferries IT Director said : “The reliability of Siminn and On-Waves maritime GSM services has already been proven successful, and we are willing to offer a consistent level of high standards customer service on all our vessels, to demonstrate our commitment to quality”.
About On-Waves Ehf
On-Waves is a subsidiary of SIMINN, formerly known as Iceland Telecom, headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. SIMINN has been providing roaming services to the maritime market since early 2003. On-Waves acts as the maritime GSM service provider for Iceland’s national telephony provider, SIMINN, a company with 1,200 employees, a market value in excess of $1.2B and over 500 GSM roaming agreements. In order to provide maritime GSM services, SIMINN has undertaken major investments and has secured extensions of all its terrestrial Roaming agreements into maritime domain. On-Waves and SIMINN are fully compliant with GSM Association standards and regulations.
On Waves currently provides service to 50 vessels, both cruise ships and large ferries, operating in Europe, the Caribbean and the southern hemisphere and has a significant backlog for additional vessels.
On Waves offers also its services into merchant marine to enable crew welfare on board.
About Brittany Ferries
Brittany Ferries, headquartered in Roscoff, France, is a privately owned French company created in 1972 and still largely owned by Breton farmers.
The Company operates eight car-ferries from nine ports, linking four countries : France, UK, Ireland and Spain. In 2007, Brittany Ferries has carried 2,66 millions passengers, 773,000 cars and 235,000 freight vehicles, and is the market leader on the Western Channel.
The Company employs a total of 2900 staff (high season), of which 2000 are seamen.
Brittany Ferries is more than simply a ferry company and is one of the largest self-drive tour operator to France and Spain.