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Japan approves Cobham's SAILOR 4300

SAILOR 4300. Image source: Cobham SATCOM SAILOR 4300. Image source: Cobham SATCOM

Cobham SATCOM has received regulatory approval from Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to allow for Japanese adoption of its SAILOR 4300. The approval of SAILOR 4300 L-band follows the MIC’s regulatory approval of Iridium Certus broadband.

A standalone solution or VSAT companion terminal, SAILOR 4300 L-band enables users to access affordable, fast internet speeds through Iridium’s upgraded, low latency satellite network. The solution supports reliable voice and data applications and everyday usage including, email and electronic reporting, crew communication and automated synchronisation of Enterprise Business systems.

The approval of the SAILOR 4300 L-band will enable those operating Japanese flagged vessels to capitalise on high-performing, proven connectivity and expertise. The solution will help raise standards for safety at sea and operational efficiency and will be of particular value to Japan’s merchant and fishing fleets, which require rapid, reliable and cost-effective connectivity.

Peter Kiær, SVP, head of maritime at Cobham SATCOM, said: “We are pleased to announce the regulatory approval of the SAILOR 4300 L-band in Japan. The approval showcases the strength of our partnership with Iridium spanning over two decades – the output of which continues to enhance the maritime industry. By enabling the Japanese fleet to unlock access to cost-effective, high-performing connectivity, we are proud to play a vital role in enabling safer and more efficient operations at sea. On a global level, the approval of SAILOR 4300 L-band in such an important geographical area marks another step towards the maritime industry’s digital transformation.”

Wouter Deknopper, vice president and general manager, maritime line of business at Iridium, said: “As a world class L-band solution provider, we are pleased to see the SAILOR 4300 approved for use across the Japanese fleet with our network. The announcement is not only reflective of our strong heritage and market expertise as partners but is a vital step forward for maritime connectivity. We are proud to continue to play our part in keeping those operating in some of the world’s toughest conditions safe and connected.”

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