Marlink Renews Sealink Contract with Hapag-Lloyd

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Marlink has renewed its agreement with German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for a further five years. As part of the renewed contract, Marlink will continue to operate its Sealink(TM) VSAT services onboard all four of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' ships, providing additional bandwidth of up to 1024 Kbps for business-critical telephone and data services as well as Internet and telephone services for passengers and crew.

Marlink's latest agreement with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is a continuation of the relationship initially established in 2004 with the installation of Sealink(TM) onboard the cruise operator's flagship MS Europa. Since then, Marlink has expanded its services to include all four of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' vessels. Marlink will also trial link optimization capabilities onboard MS EUROPA providing the company with additional value.

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