Expanded Partnership with SES to Give Princess Cruises First Access to Ground-Breaking O3b mPOWER Satellite-Based Communications System

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. and LUXEMBOURG, Feb. three, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Princess Cruises, a foremost brand of the Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), has introduced a new dimension in its connectivity partnership with SES (PAR/LuxSE: SESG) and will become the initially world wide cruise ship fleet with early access to SES’s ground-breaking O3b mPOWER network augmenting the Princess MedallionClassTM expertise as it scales across the fleet. 

SES is enabling world wide, higher-performance connectivity to Princess Cruises applying its hybrid medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary (GEO) network. The combination of the globally-deployed Princess MedallionClass ships, the Ocean Visitor Encounter “Cloud Connected” Platform and SES’s Multi-Constellations Satellite network not only makes unmatched and ubiquitous world wide Wi-Fi company levels, but makes certain seamless land/sea electronic expertise enablement together with OceanView® TV (OTT, Cellular and VOD) and is disrupting the tradition commodity satellite bandwidth model.

As the innovation lover for Princess MedallionClass, Carnival Corporation’s Worldwide Encounter and Innovation device is elevating the SES lover romance by 2023. The Premier Innovation Husband or wife position tends to make SES a totally-built-in improvement lover of Carnival Corporation’s Worldwide Encounter and Innovation device, spanning design and style, generation and shipping and delivery for video game-altering related visitor expertise innovations, specialized platform improvement, intelligence and hybrid cloud and edge compute enablement.  As a consequence, Princess MedallionClass, which is enabled by the OceanMedallionTM and powered by SES, will be the initially cruise ships to access SES’s ground-breaking O3b mPOWER satellite-centered communications system. The SES brand will also be integrated into the OceanMedallion, more symbolizing the built-in romance.

To date, the most important improvement of the partnership has been MedallionNet®, the very best WiFi at sea, which has raised the bar for visitor connectivity in the cruise sector. Since 2017, MedallionNet has been providing rapid, limitless, reputable and reasonably priced visitor connectivity completely to the Princess fleet. 

The expanded partnership acknowledges SES’s integral role in enabling the Ocean Visitor Encounter PlatformTM with actual-time xIoTTM, edge, cloud and shoreside intelligence synchronization on Princess MedalllionClass Ships. Princess MedallionClass will be totally energetic on 11 ships by the conclusion of 2020 with a new ship activated just about every sixty times. 

The video game-altering O3b mPOWER from SES will make certain that Princess MedallionClass Ships are not constrained by regular bandwidth ability ideas.  As a Premier Worldwide Encounter and Innovation lover, SES will preserve bandwidth ahead of desire with multi-Gbps ability anytime and where ever wanted.  Regardless of whether activating a new MedallionClass ship, visualizing actual-time ship electronic clones or powering digital ship/shore collaboration, bandwidth constraints under no circumstances influence innovation team access, velocity or engagement fidelity. 

Furthermore, dynamic bandwidth deployment on desire by a totally-managed, higher-performance ship access position to a shoreside conclusion-position holistically makes certain exceptional ship itineraries and specialised visitor events constantly fulfill the best company levels feasible from San Francisco to Singapore and Helsinki to Hobart.  Regardless of whether a visitor is streaming first content material