With plans to launch more satellites this year SKY Perfect JSAT plans to keep up with the growing bandwidth demands, but for now they have a good arrangement with GOGO.
Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation ("SKY Perfect JSAT") announce 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.
"Gogo has built its networks to be open, which means we can leverage numerous satellites in the Ku-band around the world," said Anand Chari, Gogo's chief technology officer. "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."
"We are sincerely honored to be a partner with Gogo," stated Shinji Takada, President & Chief Executive Officer, SKY Perfect JSAT. "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 have also partnered to provide satellite communications services over the Pacific region with the new JCSAT-14 satellite which was successfully launched on May 6th.