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April 4th, 2018

Ocean BB Plus Maritime B'Band Service Debuts from SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has launched their next-generation maritime broadband service “OceanBB plus” in partnership with KVH mini-VSAT broadband.

“OceanBB plus” provides faster connectivity and wider service coverage compared to SJC’s current “OceanBB” service. “OceanBB plus” has two rate plans; one is the Flat Plan with the speed that meets customers’ various requirements, and the other is the High Speed Plan that fits customers’ monthly data needs and provides data speeds as fast as 10Mbps(shore-to-ship) and 3Mbps(ship-to-shore). Customers can enjoy both plans at the same time in a single contract, and this new hybrid airtime plans will offer flexible solutions to the unique needs of each vessel.

SJC has been contributing to the spread of VSAT service in the Japanese maritime broadband market as an industry leader. “OceanBB” also has been improving the lives of crews by providing vessels with broadband environment. Through those innovative activities, “OceanBB,” with a total 300+ customers within Japan, has supported the digitalization of Japanese shipping industry. To meet ever-growing demand for maritime connectivity as well as to get prepare for the new era of Ship IoT, “OceanBB plus” will continue to deliver accelerated growth to the Japanese maritime customers.

Additionally, NYK CRUISES CO.,LTD. (NYKC) has been providing onboard internet connection service “Asuka II Wi-Fi Service” to their passengers since 2015.

Left: The Asuka II cruise ship.
Right: The Akusa II's Palm Court where the Onboard WiFi service is available.

Koki Koyama, Senior Managing Executive Officer of SJC, said, the company is very pleased to welcome NYKC as the firm's first user of “OceanBB plus. SJC will continue to provide the highest-quality services to meet Asuka II passengers’ satisfaction. By this introduction, “Asuka II Wi-Fi Service” will be available in much wider ocean regions with speeds as fast as 10 Mbps (shore-to-ship) and 3 Mbps (ship-to-shore), making passengers’ onboard internet experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

ASUKA II is the largest Japanese flagged cruise ship owned and operated by NYKC.
Registry: Yokohama, Gross tonnage: 50,142GT, Length: 241m, Passengers: 872, Crew: 470, Cabins: 436. For details, please check the NYK CRUISES CO.,LTD. website at https://www.asukacruise.co.jp/english/