Japan boosts in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity

The new service will improve Wi-Fi speeds on JAL flights
The new service will improve Wi-Fi speeds on JAL flights

A new agreement in Japan will significantly expand the country’s in-flight Wi-Fi capabilities.

Gogo, the in-flight connectivity company, has teamed up with Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, the Asian satellite services provider, to increase capacity over Japan using the JCSAT–5A satellite, which launched on 6 May. This will improve in-flight Wi-Fi speeds on JAL flights.

“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.”

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.

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