Moovera Networks has announced that Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries has chosen technology from Moovera to provide in-ship broadband internet connectivity.

Wightlink has equipped ferries running between the Isle of Wight and the mainland towns of Portsmouth and Lymington with the Moovbox M Series mobile broadband gateway, which provides internet access at multi-megabit speeds, and real-time GPS-based ship location monitoring.

"By equipping our ferries with always-on, high-speed broadband technology from Moovera Networks, we're able to ensure our captains and crew have instant access to online resources throughout the voyage", said Andrew Willson, Wightlink's chief executive.

"We’re also laying the foundation for public Wi-Fi hotspot services as we continually seek ways to improve the passenger experience."