Tampnet and DRYNET GmbH Partner to Improve Maritime Connectivity for Vessels

Tampnet and DRYNET GmbH Partner to Improve Maritime Connectivity for Vessels
(L-R): Tom Løwehr (BDM Wind Energy, Tampnet), Holger Ritter (Managing Partner, DRYNET), Alexander Bendler (Country Manager, Germany, Tampnet), and Dr. Steinar Bjørnstad (Strategic Competence & Research Manager, Tampnet). (Image credit: Tampnet)

Tampnet, the leading provider of high-capacity, low-latency communication networks in the North Sea, and DRYNET GmbH, an innovations leader in maritime IT and telecommunications, are delighted to announce their reseller partnership. This landmark collaboration aims to empower the maritime industry with comprehensive connectivity services, allowing customers to control costs, optimize resources and enhance productivity.


As the maritime industry moves towards increased digitalization with increased remote operations and integration of IoT sensors, reliable connectivity is crucial. By relying on Tampnet’s extensive network and 300,000 km2 of North Sea 4G/5G coverage, DRYNET customers get access to the only high-speed, low-latency fibre based network in the North Sea.

Combining this with DRYNET’s network orchestration solution BRYTE® allows customers to manage their network traffic through efficient data segregation and dynamic network selection. This ensures that critical data can be prioritized on Tampnet’s low-latency North Sea network, balancing both cost-effectiveness and high reliability communications. Through this service, robust and scalable digitalization is enabled to optimize the performance of IoT devices and streamline communication in maritime environments.

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Additionally, DRYNET’s partnership with Tampnet will enable effective management of internet access for crew and passengers, delivering an enhanced onboard experience and fostering an improved work-life balance for seafarers. Centralized monitoring of fleet communications will also benefit from coast-to-coast connectivity, accessing Tampnet’s 4G/5G network while traversing the North Sea, and accessing WiFi or terrestrial LTE services while in port.

“To ensure a sustainable future, effective digitalization initiatives require reliable connectivity. We are excited to partner with another key integrator of connectivity and IT solutions for the North Sea maritime industry, delivering better solutions for their customers’ crew and passengers,” said Trygve Hagevik, CCO of Tampnet. “DRYNET is a trusted supplier to vessel owners across the North Sea, particularly cruise liners, ferries, offshore service vessels and freight carriers. This reseller partnership will provide simple and flexible network management for these customers, providing them access to our network through a single contract solution for reliable and seamless connectivity.

“DRYNET constantly strives to provide cutting-edge solutions that empower our maritime customers and meet their evolving needs,” added Holger Ritter, Managing Partner of DRYNET GmbH. “By partnering with Tampnet and leveraging their experience, infrastructure and extensive North Sea 4G/5G coverage, we can combine our operational connectivity expertise and offer an extended coverage range with greater reliability to the maritime industry. Through enhanced connectivity, maritime companies can optimize operations and improve vessel performance and crew welfare, ensuring business continuity across their fleets.”

The Tampnet and DRYNET partnership marks a new era of connectivity in the maritime industry. By combining forces, DRYNET’s customers can access the most advanced and cost-effective solutions that will redefine connectivity standards in this sector.


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