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Coral Expeditions provides ultra-fast Internet in remote regions

Mark Fifield said the company’s new high-speed internet service is equal to the best on ships anywhere
Queensland-based Coral Expeditions installed advanced satellite and 4G broadband connectivity in its three ships, giving passengers and crew high-speed Internet service while exploring remote regions.

The new satellite technology has been tested across the fleet on the Kimberley Coast, Scott and Ashmore Reefs, Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands, Komodo and Cape York.

Meeting guest expectations

‘I am pleased to report this latest investment that allows us to meet changing guest expectations of broadband access everywhere,’ Group General Manager Mark Fifield said.

‘This new system takes advantage of recent improvements in satellite technology and worldwide coverage, combining the state-of-the-art Starlink network with 4G connectivity where available,’ he said.

Fifield said the company has replaced ship antennas, networking equipment and service providers and Coral Geographer, Coral Discoverer and Coral Adventurer have reported access speeds faster than those at the company’s headquarters in Cairns.

‘While marine Internet access will never be 100% reliable, we are confident the new service is equal to the best on ships anywhere,’ he said.

Free Wi-Fi

Passengers will be provided complimentary access to standard Wi-Fi and may purchase upgrades enabling access to higher bandwidth.