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Gilat expands IFC partnership with Intelsat in Japan

Intelsat and Gilat announced their partnership to use the SkyEdge II-c for IFC in Asia in January.

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that the company is further expanding its strategic in-flight connectivity (IFC) partnership in Japan with 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 is a proven operational system that allows aviation service providers like Intelsat to streamline service fulfilment and provide a superior user experience to airline passengers.

Commenting on the partnership, Dave Bijur, Sr. Vice President of Commercial for Intelsat Commercial Aviation, said: “These additional hubs from Gilat provide us with the diversity solution needed to deliver the utmost in service availability to our customers. 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.”

Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat, added: “Demand for air travel is booming. 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.”