MSC Cruises announces the signature of a three year full fleet contract with Telecom Italia, the Italian leading telecommunication company, to provide onboard GSM, GPRS and CDMA connectivity. This agreement covers the eleven vessels of MSC Cruises’ fleet.

This collaboration with Telecom Italia takes MSC Cruises’ technological development to the next level. MSC Cruises pays great attention to details and is proud to offer a product Made in Italy, carefully managed from A to Z, which requires a tight cooperation with the utmost service providers.

Telecom Italia services will enable voice, SMS and data connectivity so far uncovered by terrestrial networks areas at open seas. In the near future, specific services for the crew and info communication innovative applications for passengers may also be available.

Mr. Emilio La Scala, General Manager of MSC Cruises Technical Department, welcomed the contract with Telecom Italia, commenting, “Maritime GSM services from Telecom Italia will become an essential part to the company’s electronic communications inventory, particularly with the growing market demand for reliable and fast means of communication. Our guests seek convenient and hassle-free holidays and it is our role to make this happen”.   

“We are particularly proud of this agreement...” – stressed Simone Battiferri, head of Telecom Italia Top Clients – “...because it illustrates, yet again, the company's technological leadership in ICT solutions. A primacy based on the combination of innovation and outstanding ideas that makes an increasingly complete product offering available to customers. MSC Cruises is certainly a case of innovative communications that knows no boundaries.”