Wireless communications and technology has become one the fastest growing and most universally adopted service products in history. The global wireless subscriber base passed 2 billion last month and is expected to pass 3 billion in 2010. Yet, with all of the growth, ubiquity and connectivity, one wireless marketplace remains virtually untapped: the open seas. SeaMobile is a new venture launched in 2005 to focus on enabling wireless phones and computers to work at sea. SeaMobile uses scalable, flexible and IP/software based technology to create a user experience that is optimal for private yacht owners, cruise ships, ferries, offshore platforms, container ships and any other sea-going craft. Coverage can include the entire ship or select areas to enable “quiet zones”. The technology enables people to use their own cellular phones and Wi-Fi enabled computers transparently while anywhere at sea with charges for use of the system appearing on customers’ regular monthly bill.
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