bobz GmbH (Hamburg) and Radio Holland (Rotterdam)
have announced their partnership agreement today.
shipznet, an innovative development of bobz GmbH, offers a high
speed mobile network service for merchant shipping, through a
world-wide monthly flat rate near-shore and in harbors, without
additional roaming costs. Radio Holland, renowned for its global
network and NavCom, Connectivity and Maintenance solutions, sees
shipznet as a valuable extension of its connectivity portfolio.
At the SMM Exhibition in Hamburg Radio Holland will present the
shipznet solution at stand no. B6-200.
"With the shipznet solution our customers are able to switch from
satellite communication to the mobile network, up to 30km from
the coast. The main benefits for our customers are the
substantially higher speed compared to current satellite
communication and the cost savings compared to FleetBroadband",
says Armin Holkers, Business Line Manager Ship to Shore.
Additional bandwidth near shore
shipznet complements current VSAT solutions by offering a cost
effective high-speed data connection. When approaching the shore,
onboard communication systems will switch from the (unlimited)
VSAT satellite to the mobile network that enables a higher
bandwidth. In case of FleetBroandband fleet management will also
notice cost savings due to shipznet's lower monthly subscription
fees. Furthermore, shipznet is also an effective standalone
solution for near-coast sailing.
Shipznet crew solution
With the shipznet crew solution, buying individual pre-paid SIM
cards for each country is no longer necessary. The crew solution
of bobz GmbH offers the crew a comfortable way of communicating
with family and friends, by using vouchers. When the contingent
is used up, it can be recharged with the shipping company or the