IES Italia has become a partner of Telenor for KA services on the Thor7 satellite

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IES Italia offers Telenor Ka band with VSAT connectivity solutions for Maritime customers.

IES Italia is pleased to announce the partnership with Telenor, for the Ka service on Thor7. Thor-7 is a commercial satellite for geostationary communications managed by Telenor in Norway and built by Space Systems Loral, in California. The satellite carries a payload in the Ku/Ka band to provide broadband communications to European and surrounding regions. Telenor is the leader in the Norwegian telecommunications market. The company has 2.4 million mobile customers in Norway and participations in twelve countries.

Specifically, IES Italia offers Telenor Ka band with VSAT connectivity solutions for Maritime customers. The Thor 7 satellite offers cost-effective and broadband solutions up to 24 Mbps in download and 6 Mbps in upload with extended coverage of the North Sea, Red Sea, Baltic and Mediterranean areas, offering unimaginable performance for the mobility sector. Thanks to the use of the iDirect Velocity Next Generation platform, Telenor is able to offer a seamless handover between the different spots, ensuring continuity of coverage on the entire footprint of the satellite.

The Ka band solutions offered with the Thor7 satellite find a natural outlet market in the Ferry & Cruise, Leisure, Fishing, Regional Commercial sectors and can be used both with 60cm (Intellian V60 – Sailor 600) and 1m (Intellian) antennas. V100 – Sailor 900), with iDirect X7 or iDirect CX700 Core module.

IES Italia, among the pioneering companies of Wi-Fi services on ships in Europe, will deal with the operational part in terms of installation, assistance and maintenance, thus completing the service portfolio.

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