Reykjavik, Iceland, December 03, 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 both Louis Dreyfus Lines and Transmanche Ferries.
The agreement covers actual vessels and will include additional vessels in the future. On Waves services will enable voice, SMS, Wi-Fi 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 and Wi-Fi services to the passengers of LD Lines”, said Constantin Simeonidis, CEO for On Waves. “To have the trust of a well know company like LD Lines, which operates between France, UK and Ireland is a great endorsement of the reliability of our maritime GSM service and we are highly honoured to participate into LD Lines commitment to bring the best of the mobile technology to their recurrent travellers.”
Mr. Thibault de Keghel, Passenger Services Director said that “LD Lines has been focusing since long to bring the very best of the industry to its passengers, in every field, including GSM services. Further, Wi-Fi connectivity through On-Waves by using Credit Cards is an essential service to us”.
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 52 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.
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