Free Telenor Thor 7 Trial – Time to try out Maritime Ka-Band

Thor 7 Ka-Band

Sign up for a free 1  month trial and Telenor Satellite will also provide a free antenna that you can use on Thor 7.

  • No commitment
  • Limited to one month airtime trial from successful commissioning of a vessel (extension available upon request)
  • Offer limited to Cobham and Intellian antennas
  • No bandwidth limits
  • Commissioning and transport not included in free offer

About Telenor’s Thor 7 Service

Norwegian satellite operator Telenor Satellite has commenced commercial maritime services from its Thor 7 Ka-band satellite following a lengthy testing period. The satellite provides high throughput to various types of commercial ships and vessels on 18 spot beams over the seas around Europe. Its maritime coverage includes beams over the Mediterranean, Norwegian, Baltic, Barents and North seas. It also offers spot beam coverage on Ka-band over the Black Sea and the Caspian, and in the Middle East.

Vessels have used all 18 of the maritime spot beams. In total there are 25 spot beams on Thor 7, but some of these will be used for land services only. The satellite offers up to 9 Gbps of throughput with automatic and seamless hand-over between spot beams.

Telenor Satellite divisional director for network and data services Julian Crudge said various service packages, going up to 12 Mbps on 60cm antennas, will be offered to fishing and offshore vessel operators. “We expect to see a lot of vessels going to 60cm VSAT from L-band [FleetBroadband] in the future,” he said. More bandwidth will be on offer for passenger ships. Thor 7 packages will be offered up to 24 Mbps download and 6 Mbps upload on 100cm antennas. “Ships can also have temporary upgrades to higher rates for projects if required.”

Telenor Maritime

Telenor Satellite’s maritime service supports the delivery of reliable satellite communications for a range of applications at sea.

Features and benefits

  • Unique and unmatched coverage
  • Utilising SCPC, DVB-S2, MCPC, DVB-RCS and iDirect technology platforms
  • Equipment co-location/hosting services, allowing customers to take control of their networks and end-users
  • The ability to use the same antenna for both VSAT and TV services at 1°West
  • High-speed, high-quality backbone connectivity
  • The ability to deliver leased lines to customers headquarters
  • 24/7 monitoring and management of teleport and network
  • Networking and hosting expertise

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