[Via Satellite 02-18-2016] Optus Satellite and Electrotech Australia have partnered to provide satellite connectivity to the Spirit of Tasmania, a ferry ship that connects mainland Australia with Tasmania. The companies will enable consumer data and telemetry services to the vessel.
Electrotech Australia is supplying, installing and commissioning 33 SeaTel 6012 systems to deliver the high bandwidth Internet. Optus Satellite will provide capacity from its fleet, which consists of six satellites in geostationary orbit.
“The two-pronged technology deal will see service delivery for enterprise use in order to keep the ferry and staff in communication, as well as additional capacity provided to allow passengers to connect to the Internet,” said Paul Sheridan, VP of Optus Satellite.
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