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Morten Fon, President & CEO, Jotun (left) and Geir Haaoy President & CEO, Kongsberg (right). Image: Jotun

‘Hull Skate’ Your Way to Cleaner Hulls, Better Fuel Efficiency

;s control center through an umbilical and can be operated remotely for vessels anywhere in the world with 4G coverage. Inspection and proactive cleaning of a hull will normally take around 2 to 8 hours depending on size and condition.Technology partners in the project include Kongsberg, Semcon, DNV GL, Telenor, as well as shipping companies Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Berge Bulk and Maersk.Image: Jotu

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Building the World’s Largest 4G Offshore Network

;s leading maritime operator.    “Statoil is the leading operator on the NCS. The agreement is an important contribution in enabling a significant modernization of the mobile network and we are looking forward to cooperate with the company,” Støldal said.   Telenor owned MCP specialize in communications solutions for shipping and offshore installations. MCP already owns 16 base stations on NCS that will be upgraded to high speed 4G during 2015. As new oil fields are developed, coverage and capacity will follow. An additional benefit for the maritime businesses

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Norway to Retain Statoil Stake

reduce the state's role in the economy to give the private sector more breathing space and shrink what it considers a bloated public sector.   The government owns about a third of shares listed on the Oslo stock exchange and said late on Thursday that it planed to cut its stakes in telecoms firm Telenor and industrial firm Kongsberg Gruppen.   "Statoil has a special place in Norwegian oil and gas policy and there's broad political agreement in Norway that the state should keep a majority stake," Trade Minister Monica Maeland told a news conference.   "The size of the

Norway Mulls Reducing Stakes in Telenor, Kongsberg Gruppen

Norway's center-right minority government considers reducing its stake in the telecommunications company Telenor to 34 percent, the public broadcaster NRK said on Thursday evening. The government also considers reducing its stake to 34 percent in Kongsberg Gruppen, the broadcaster added. Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries Monica Maeland told NRK she will ask the parliament for permission to reduce the stakes from the current 54 percent in Telenor and 50 percent in the industrial group Kongsberg Gruppen. (Reporting by Camila Knudsen, writing by Nerijus Adomaitis)

Telenor Selects iDirect as Ground Infrastructure Platform

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc), a European satellite operator, and iDirect, a company in satellite based IP communications, jointly announced that TSBc has chosen iDirect’s new Velocity product line as the ground infrastructure solution for its new THOR 7 high throughput satellite (HTS). Using iDirect technology, TSBc will deliver a Ka-band HTS payload of up to nine Gbps of throughput across 25 spot beams, providing capacity over the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Mediterranean, Baltic Sea as well as the Middle East. TSBc chose the iDirect platform for several reasons. The platform will

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