Gogo and SKY Perfect JSAT announced that the two companies have entered into partnership for increased satellite connectivity over Japan.
Gogo will leverage the JCSAT–5A satellite high throughput beam to increase capacity, which ultimately means better performance for its service to Japan Airlines (JAL).
To kick off the new agreement, Gogo will be offering passengers on all JAL domestic flights 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi on each flight.
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is the only provider of multichannel pay TV broadcasting and satellite communications in Japan, and the largest in Asia and Oceania.
Anand Chari, Gogo’s chief technology officer:
“Gogo has built its networks to be open, which means we can leverage numerous satellites in the Ku-band around the world. SKY Perfect JSAT is the largest satellite operator in Asia and by leveraging their high capacity JCSAT–5A satellite, we are able to deliver more bandwidth at lower costs to customers like JAL and their passengers.”
Shinji Takada, President & Chief Executive Officer, SKY Perfect JSAT:
“We are sincerely honored to be a partner with Gogo. This year, we are launching several satellites including JCSAT-14 and JCSAT-15 which have very unique Ku-band coverage over Pacific region and Indian ocean region, Further, we have announced to launch Horizons 3e, a newly Ku-band HTS, in 2018. We will continue to satisfy growing demand in the mobility market with our satellites”
Gogo and SKY Perfect JSAT has also partnered to provide satellite communications services over the Pacific region with the new JCSAT-14 satellite which was successfully launched on 6th May.
N.B. Image credit: jal.co.jp