Connexion by Boeing today announced initial pricing and
details for its new high-speed Internet service for the maritime market,
scheduled for commercial availability this fall.“Our Connexion by Boeing maritime service marks a revolutionary change
in the way shipping operators can access high-speed Internet, corporate
intranets, e-mail and other offerings while at sea,” said Sean Schwinn, vice
president of maritime service for Connexion by Boeing. “Today, many
operators work hard to minimize communication, given the cost. By making
truly office-like communications available on a global basis at affordable
rates, we think our service brings a much needed choice to the maritime
market,” Schwinn added.
The commercial maritime market is accustomed to “on-demand” offerings
(where users are charged by the minute) and “always-on” offerings
(where users are charged by the megabyte). Today, Connexion by Boeing
provided the details of its “on-demand” service, bringing a new, high-value
global maritime communications choice to commercial shipping companies
and other maritime customers. Details regarding “always-on” pricing will
be released at a later date.
For a monthly fee of $2,800 USD per vessel, Connexion by Boeing will
provide the terminal equipment necessary to access its full suite of
communications capabilities, including high-speed data, voice and fax
services, television programming and an innovative fleet-sharing program
that allows a customer to share unused system minutes among all vessels
within its fleet.