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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Telenor News

Lunøe Appointed CEO of Telenor Maritime

Telenor Maritime’s Board of Directors has appointed Lars Erik Lunøe as CEO of Telenor Maritime. He will take up his new role as of February 1, 2019.Lunøe has extensive national and international leadership experience from the maritime sector and has most recently headed the UK-based Survitec Fire Solutions as Managing Director and Managing Director of Maritime Protection. Knut Fjellheim, who has served as interim-CEO, returns to his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Telenor Maritime.

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Norway Expands AI Lab

Norway has a huge potential to be a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI), but it needs resources and collaboration in order not to lag behind.To strengthen national efforts on artificial intelligence, Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF are inviting Norwegian businesses to partner on the new Norwegian Open AI Lab. Additional partners will include DNB, DNV GL, Equinor, and the Kongsberg Group.While the Norwegian Open AI Lab will develop solutions specific to the partners’ industries, it will also consider opportunities where Norway can take positions internationally.

File photo: Gordon Hislip / Stena Line

Stena Line Expands Partnership with Telenor Maritime

Maritime mobile operator Telenor Maritime said it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line and announced the introduction of the mobile ecosystem onboard their passenger ships, deploying a connectivity platform with Mobile/3G/4G, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul in addition to existing system to improve the customer experience.“We are delighted to develop further our long-term partnership with Stena Line, one of the largest ferry companies in the world with Europe's most comprehensive route network…

Telenor Connexion joins Business Sweden delegation to Korea to discuss next generation of transportation in smart cities. (Photo: courtesy of Business Sweden)

Swedish Transportation Delegation Visits Seoul

Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade to Seoul, Anne Linde, and a high level Swedish business delegation, including Seth Ryding, Head of APAC at Telenor Connexion, are invited as key partners for the Next generation transportation in Smart Cities summit in Seoul on September 20-21. South Korea has for many years been one of the fastest growing economies in the world and today the country is ranked as the 12th largest economy globally considering purchasing power. A very strong…

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Telenor Expands Communication Services for DFDS

Global maritime mobile operator Telenor Maritime said it will expand communications services for longstanding partner DFDS, deploying its connectivity platform with Premium Wi-Fi, Ka VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul for the Northern European shipping company. “We are moving fast forward into the Networked Society, and we are expecting the same experience whether we are at home or at sea when using our mobile devices,” said Frode Støldal, CEO of Telenor Maritime. “Speed and connectivity are crucial for passengers, and even more so in situations where a mobile device is used for business.

Telenor Maritime Acquires Satpoint AB

Telenor Maritime has acquired SatPoint AB, a firm with a strong position in the Baltic Sea with more than 125 maritime broadband installations on ferries, merchant vessels, and floating accommodation units. The merger is dependent on approval from competition laws. SatPoint AB is a provider of broadband satellite communication and IT services for maritime customers in Europe and across the globe, delivering VSAT equipment and capacity, teleport, and operations, enabling services such as VoIP, GSM, VoD, and TV. SatPoint AB was founded in 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Stig Eide Sivertsen

Sivertsen is New CEO of EMGS

Bjarte Bruheim has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA with immediate effect. He has held this position since 7 January 2015, and before that, he held the position as the company's executive chairman since 2004. The board of directors wishes to express its gratitude to Bjarte Bruheim for his valuable contribution to the company through many years. EMGS has initiated a search for a new CEO. Until a permanent CEO is in place, Stig Eide Sivertsen has been appointed new CEO.

Intellian v60Ka and v100Ka combined set

INTELLIAN v60Ka, v100Ka Approved for THOR 7

Intellian, the leading provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, has partnered with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) to deliver next generation high-speed maritime connectivity via Intellian’s industry leading 60cm and 1M VSAT platforms. Intelligently designed, durable and robust, the Intellian v-Series antennas benefit from all the innovative features that have helped Intellian become the market leader within the VSAT sector. The v-Series products have been designed from the ground up…

Frode Støldal

TMR Unit MarCom Integrates with MCP

Telenor Maritime Radio’s (TMR) business unit for the commercial maritime communications market, MarCom, integrates with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP). The internal transfer in Telenor, effective from June 1, 2015, strengthens MCP with expert competence on maritime communications, new products and solutions, better coverage and the opportunity to maintain growth in Europe and the U.S. with further expansion into Asia, the company said. MarCom with a Nordic focus has delivered satellite communication to ferries and other vessels…

Intellian v-Series Antennas Approved for THOR 7

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) said that Intellian’s v-series antennas have been approved for use on its forthcoming satellite, THOR 7. The satellite, expected to start commercial service in 2015, is equipped with an HTS/Ka-band payload, which has been specifically designed for the mobility VSAT market, offering high-powered regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes. The Intellian v-series antennas already support Ku-band services on the existing THOR satellite fleet, providing TSBc customers with exceptional performance and redundancy.

Frode Støldal, new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary MCP.

MCP Appoints Støldal CEO

MCP’s Board of Directors appointed Frode Støldal as new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary. Støldal replaces MCPs founder, Knut Fjellheim, who has served as interim-CEO and now returns to his previous role as COO/CTO. Frode Støldal has vast management experience from across the Telenor-Group. Prior to his role as CTO in Telenor Norway where he was responsible for deploying a new LTE (4G) network, Støldal served as Head of Technology for Telenor in Asia, responsible for industrialization and common technology projects across Telenor Group.

MCP Hires Two Senior Executives

Maritime Communication Partner (MCP), a global provider of onboard communications solutions, has announced the recruitment of two highly experienced senior executives to lead its dedicated Offshore and Cruise and Ferry Business Units. Tom Lowehr, until recently the Head of Program Management at Astrium Business Communication, has joined as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the newly launched Offshore business unit, while Lars Munkso, formerly of US stock-listed energy services group Cameron, becomes SVP of the Cruise and Ferry business unit.

Morten Tengs - New CEO at TSBc

Morten Tengs (51) has been appointed as the new CEO at Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). Mr. Tengs comes from the position as Senior Vice President at Telenor Group’s regional office for Asia, in Bangkok. He succeeds Cato Halsaa, who is to retire this summer. “Morten Tengs will be starting in his new role this summer. His broad experience and competence from executive positions in several Telenor companies, will be an important contribution to further development of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting,” says Telenor Broadcast SVP & CEO Patrik Hofbauer, who is also chairman for TSBc.

Cinterion, Telenor Collaborate

Cinterion Wireless Modules, specialist in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and Telenor Connexion announced their collaboration on an M2M tracking and tracing platform for Hitachi construction and mining machinery. The customized solution combines Cinterions HC25 module, a Telenor Connexion SIM card and global wireless service to enable fleet management support such as geo-fencing, positioning, remote eMaintenance, extended warranty support. To date, the new Hitachi solution has been implemented in more than 20…

ShipX Auction Website for Maritime Assets

ShipX (www.shipx.org) is the new Internet auction site for shipping. With increased ship breaking and a new focus on liquidation of surplus stock to improve cash flow, ShipX offers the opportunity of maximizing asset value in a competitive bidding environment. ShipX allows sellers to expand their market and maximise the price at a reasonable cost. A maximum cost of sale is assured with the no sale, no fee policy. The auction fee is 3%, to a maximum of $990, only if the auction is successful. There is no membership fee for either sellers or buyers.