Cobham SATCOM has announced that its SAILOR 4300 L-band antenna, used with the Iridium Certus satellite service, has been granted regulatory approval from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).
The approval will allow those operating Japanese flagged vessels to implement the system for vessel communications services, or as a back-up to a primary VSAT link on board.
“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,” said Peter Kiær, SVP, Head of Maritime at Cobham SATCOM.
“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.”