Satnews Daily
November 23rd, 2017

Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation Agrees with KVH to New Generation Maritime Broadband Service

The following formal announcement came from Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation signed agreements to deliver new-generation maritime broadband service with KVH.  

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Office: Shinji Takada; SJC) announces that SJC and KVH Industries, Inc (Head Office: Middletown RI; Chief Executive Officer: Martin A. Kits van Heyningen; KVH) have concluded agreements to deliver new-generation maritime broadband service. 

In order to meet ever-growing demand for maritime broadband as well as to get ready for the new era of Ship-IoT, SJC plans to launch a maritime broadband service enhanced from SJC’s current service “OceanBB”. KVH is a leading manufacturer providing SJC with key equipment for “OceanBB” and SJC’s valued roaming partner to complement the satellite coverage for “OceanBB”. SJC and KVH have agreed to continue its partnership in providing new-generation maritime broadband service. 

SJC new-generation maritime broadband service, which will be launched in early 2018, will achieve the maximum data speed of 10Mbps shore to ship, and 3Mbps ship to shore, which is faster than ever. In addition, SJC is considering to apply its High Throughput Satellite to the new network, introducing new service menus such as customized plans, management tools and value added services. 

Entering into these agreements with KVH enables SJC to accelerate its development and provision of new-generation maritime broadband service that will meet customers’ satisfaction ever than before.