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SKY Perfect JSAT launches
High-speed Maritime Broadband Service "JSATMarine"

Oct 28, 2021

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Eiichi Yonekura; "SKY Perfect JSAT") announced today the launch of its new maritime broadband service “JSATMarine”. “JSATMarine” will be the one of the world’s top GEO satellite based maritime service*1 in terms of speed and will commence service from January 2022.

In response to accelerating digitalization in the maritime industry and ever-growing demand for crew internet connectivity, SKY Perfect JSAT will use its own HTS (high throughput satellite) to provide high-speed internet access as fast as 50Mbps (shore-to-ship) and 3Mbps (ship-to-shore) at monthly fixed rates. “JSATMarine” platform will operate from SKY Perfect JSAT’s teleport using the newly procured Velocity® system from ST Engineering iDirect, together with enhanced network security such as encryption and managed firewalls. “JSATMarine” service will cover major shipping routes from Western Pacific Ocean region to Indian Ocean region.

With the introduction of “JSATMarine”, shipping companies can take advantage of its connectivity in promoting maritime IoT solutions to achieve higher standards of safety navigation and operational efficiency. Also, by having faster Wi-Fi access, it can support more video communications and improve crew welfare as the maritime industry cope with COVID-19 crew change crises. In addition, SKY Perfect JSAT will continue to work towards developments of autonomous ships in the future of the Japanese maritime industry.

Furthermore, as part of our commitment to achieve SKY Perfect JSAT’s SDGs target, “JSATMarine” platform and teleport facility will be fully powered by renewable energy.

  • “JSATMarine” Planned Service Coverage*2 in green

Since 2010, SKY Perfect JSAT has been the industry leader in the advancement of VSAT service in the Japanese maritime broadband market. Through innovative activities, our legacy service “OceanBB” and its successor service “OceanBB plus” have contributed to improving the broadband environment of over 300+ vessels and driving the digitalization of Japanese maritime industry.

SKY Perfect JSAT will strive to provide innovative satellite solutions to meet customer needs and continue to deliver accelerated growth to our valued customers.

*1According to Euroconsult Report: 2021 April 9th edition “PROSPECTS FOR MARITIME SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS” p.33 “VSAT and MSS data price plans (monthly fees vs. speed) in 2020”.
*2 Coverage as of January 2022. Some speed plans and coverage may not be available at the time of service launch. For details please contact SKY Perfect JSAT (JSAT-Maritime-Sales@sptvjsat.com).

About SKY Perfect JSAT

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation is a leader in the converging fields of broadcasting and communications. It is Asia’s largest satellite operator with a fleet of 17 satellites, and Japan’s only provider of both multi-channel pay-TV broadcasting and satellite communications services. SKY Perfect JSAT delivers wide range of entertainment through “SKY PerfecTV!”, the most extensive broadcasting platform in Japan with a total of 3 million subscribers. In addition, SKY Perfect JSAT’s satellite communications services, which cover Asia, Russia, Middle East, Oceania, North America and Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean regions, play a vital role in supporting communications infrastructures for mobile backhaul, government, aviation, maritime, oil & gas and disaster recovery. For more information, visit our corporate website(https://www.skyperfectjsat.space/en/) and Space Business website (http://www.jsat.net/en/index.html).