Carnival Creates Fastest Internet At Sea Onboard Princess Cruises
Thursday 1st March 2018, 10:00am
Carnival Corporation is currently winning the race to have the fastest internet at sea, with one of it’s Princess Cruises’ ships having the quickest connectivity!
Using its newly developed service, MedallionNet along with working with SES Networks which is a world-leading provider of satellite-enabled connectivity solutions, Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises attempted to reach a bandwith of 1.5 gigabits per second, which would be the most ever delivered to a mobile platform.
The attempt will aim to show that connectivity is no longer something which is a limitation to cruise holidays, and that guests using MedallionNet will have access to the internet at speeds that will eclipse those typically expected on a land-based hotel.
Chief Experience and Innovation Officer of Carnival Corporation, John Padgett said: “With MedallionNet, the best Wi-Fi at seas, the extraordinary experience of a cruise vacation is further enhanced by superior connectivity and coverage – providing our guests who want to stay connected with a connectivity experience that equals or exceeds what they experience on land.”
“This event gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that guests can have connected experience that parallels land-based Wi-Fi, making it exceptionally easy for our guests to share photos, videos, and messages about their fabulous vacation. Cruise vacations are already the fastest growing segment of the vacation sector, and eliminating any connectivity barrier will make cruise vacation even more desirable.”
As part of the test Carnival Corporate will try to achieve 1.5 gigabits per second, whilst Regal Princess is off Princess Cays. This level will give guests onboard unprecedented Wi-Fi access that would equal ore than 6,000 users concurrently surfing the internet.