Published: 2019-02-18

Grimaldi to upgrade its fleet's communication capacities

Technology Grimaldi to upgrade its fleet's communication capacities

Photo: Telespazio

The Neapolitan shipping company has contracted for €5m the Rome-headquartered Telespazio, a JV between Leonardo and Thales (67/33), to provide satellite communication services.

The first agreement provides for managing on-board communications for ro-ro, multi-purpose, and pure car & truck carrier vessels in the Grimaldi fleet that operate between Northern Europe, the Americas, West Africa, and the Mediterranean.

Specifically, Telespazio will take care of the design and supply of on-board systems for satellite communications and related broadband services, including backup, on a multi-regional scale. These services will be provided via Telespazio's global coverage platform operated by the Fucino Space Centre located in L'Aquila, Southern Italy. 

The second agreement covers renovating basic (voice and data) satellite telecommunication services for crew and passengers on mixed cargo-passenger ships that the Grimaldi Group operates in the Med., between Italy (incl. Sardinia and Sicily), Greece, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, and Malta.
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