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Telenor Maritime designs connectivity network for Storylines

A rendering of the library planned for Storylines' residential ship, Narrative
Telenor Maritime assisted Storylines, a residential ship project, in designing its connectivity and advised on best network architecture to ensure superior coverage and efficiency.

Storylines' planned vessel, Narrative, will have a complex network that must cover a myriad of connectivity needs, both IoT and personal: OEMs, TV and entertainment, electronic door locks, the internal phone system and personal device connectivity, among others.

Remote work environment

Telenor Maritime said providing a good Internet connection to residents and crew is its No. 1 priority as Storylines expects to have remote-working entrepreneurs running their businesses from the ship, including Storylines with their headquarters onboard. Narrative is planned to offer shared workspaces, private offices, a reception area, conference rooms and event venues.

'Storylines is committed to providing the best possible level of internet access, no matter what route the ship takes,' said Krzysztof Kontek, Storylines' IT and telecom manager.

Impressed by Telenor

He continued: 'While working on the specification, we were impressed with the professionalism of the sales director and the engineers on the Telenor Maritime team. All the work was completed in a timely manner, and the management is very flexible in coming up with solutions that fully meet our conditions.'

Telenor Maritime has 20 years’ experience in innovating connectivity and digital solutions at sea. With more than 400 roaming agreements, more than 30m people stay connected with Telenor on more than 500 installations on vessels and offshore platforms worldwide.

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