April 5, 2018 – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) announced the launch of SJC’s next-generation maritime broadband service “OceanBB plus” in partnership with KVH mini-VSAT broadband. “OceanBB plus” provides faster connectivity and wider service coverage compared to SJC’s current “OceanBB” service. “OceanBB plus” has two rate plans; one is the Flat Plan with the speed that meets customers’ various requirements, and the other is the High Speed Plan that fits customers’ monthly data needs and provides data speeds as fast as 10Mbps(shore-to-ship) and 3Mbps(ship-to-shore). Customers can enjoy both plans at the same time in a single contract, and this new hybrid airtime plans will offer flexible solutions to the unique needs of each vessel. SJC has been contributing a lot to the spread of VSAT service in the Japanese maritime broadband market as an industry leader. “OceanBB” also has been improving the lives of crews by providing vessels with broadband environment. Through those innovative activities, “OceanBB”, with total 300+ customers within Japan, has supported the digitalization of Japanese shipping industry. To meet evergrowing demand for maritime connectivity as well as to get ready for the new era of Ship IoT, “OceanBB plus” will continue to deliver accelerated growth to the Japanese maritime customers.