Posted on: 11 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Gogo is set to leverage SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation’s JCSAT–5A satellite high throughput beam to better the performance of its in-flight connectivity service for Japan Airlines (JAL).
To celebrate the new agreement, Gogo will be offering passengers on all JAL domestic flights 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi.
“Gogo has built its networks to be open, which means we can leverage numerous satellites in the Ku-band around the world,” commented Anand Chari, Gogo’s CTO. “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.”
?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 6 May 2016.
“We are sincerely honoured to be a partner with Gogo,” stated Shinji Takada, president and CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT. “This year, we are launching several satellites including JCSAT-14 and JCSAT-15 which have very unique Ku-band coverage over the Pacific region and Indian ocean region. Furthermore, we have announced to launch Horizons 3e, a new Ku-band HTS, in 2018. We will continue to satisfy growing demand in the mobility market with our satellites.”