March 7, 2018 in Announcements

7.3.2018 – COPENHAGEN – KNL Networks announces it has opened a new office in Copenhagen’s shipping cluster, accommodating growth and enabling the company to better support new customers. The new address will be used to not only expand KNL’s geographic footprint, but also to help the company tap into the area’s rich talent pool to fulfil the company’s growth strategy as it expands its data communications network.

Currently, KNL Networks’ HQ and R&D center is located in Oulu, Finland with a sales and support teams based in Helsinki, Oslo, and London. KNL Networks currently has a headcount of 33 employees.

“The decision to expand into Copenhagen’s shipping cluster is a natural part of our strategy,” says Toni Linden, CEO of KNL Networks. “We’ve built a revolutionary new communication solution for the shipping industry and it pays to be in close contact as we strengthen the maritime industry’s security and digitalization options.”

The new office is located at Strandvejen 60, 2900 Hellerup. Contact for more information. 

About KNL Networks
KNL Networks is an Oulu, Finland-based company that has created the first real alternative to satellite systems for maritime connectivity. By combining a state-of-the-art HF radio for long-range data communication and global cellular data for near-shore internet, KNL Networks is designed for the digitalization of the maritime industry. We believe that the shipping industry, like any modern business, should always be connected. More information at





March 1, 2018 in Announcements

Last night it was announced that KNL Networks was one of the first two winners of Wärtsilä’s SparkUp Challenge, an initiative by the maritime industry specialist to find innovative startups and to develop ideas for the smart shipping value chain. Out of 150 applicants, 11 startups made the shortlist to pitch and answer questions at the Wärtsilä Ventures event in Helsinki.

Starting in March, the KNL Networks team will collaborate over four months at the Wärtsilä Digital Acceleration Center and will receive a capital grant of €50,000. KNL will be joined by, a collaboration platform that logs incoming and outgoing ships in ports, and optimises port operations.

“I think KNL has giant potential, and what I like most about their solution is that they have their own hardware from point to point, as well as their own cyber security, so nothing needs to be done over the internet,” says Jörgen Strandberg, member of the jury and General Manager Advanced Technology in Wärtsilä Marine Solutions in Wärtsilä’s statement.

“Both winning start-up companies are perfectly positioned to deliver our smart marine vision. This start-up collaboration will accelerate our business and help to create new value for our customers. I see it as being a strategically important step for Wärtsilä,” said Saku Mäihäniemi, member of the jury and Head of Digital of Wärtsilä Services.

More information can be found on Wärtsilä’s statement. Questions for KNL can be fielded through