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Gilat, Intelsat expand Japan IFC partnership

July 25, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Satellite networking technology provider Gilat Satellite Networks is further expanding its strategic in-flight connectivity (IFC) partnership in Japan with satellite telecom network operator Intelsat.

Intelsat is augmenting its commercial and business aviation services in Japan to support even higher levels of IFC reliability for air travellers by expanding the network with two additional SkyEdge II-c hubs.

Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c allows aviation service providers such as Intelsat to streamline service fulfilment and provide a superior user experience to airline passengers.

“These additional hubs from Gilat provide us with the diversity solution needed to deliver the utmost in service availability to our customers,” said Dave Bijur, Sr. Vice President of Commercial for Intelsat Commercial Aviation. “By expanding our capabilities in Japan with Gilat and the SkyEdge II-c IFC solution, we are delivering on our commitment to the Asia Pacific region to provide robust in-flight communications.”

“Demand for air travel is booming,” added Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat. “Gilat technology for IFC helps Intelsat to reliably address the increased demand for in-flight communication services. We value our strong, continuing partnership with Intelsat, and are proud to aid Intelsat’s successful efforts to deliver reliable in-flight connectivity in Japan and beyond.”

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