Amazon's Project Kuiper announces first strategic collaboration in Asia-Pacific region
Japan's NTT/SKY Perfect JSAT and Amazon’s Project Kuiper team up to enhance communications availability and resiliency
Amazon's Project Kuiper has teamed up with Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (NTT DOCOMO), NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) to enhance communications availability and resiliency in Japan.
This is the first strategic collaboration that Amazon's low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband network has announced in the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership is aimed at distributing Project Kuiper connectivity services to enterprises and government organizations in Japan, while NTT Group companies become customers of the project.
"NTT, SKY Perfect JSAT, Project Kuiper, and the NTT Group companies share the mission of keeping customers connected no matter what situations arise and helping them continue to innovate by harnessing data from virtually anywhere. NTT is a trusted communications services provider in Japan and an ideal partner for Project Kuiper as we prepare to offer reliable, secure LEO broadband services in the country," said Rajeev Badyal, vice president of technology and head of Project Kuiper.
The collaboration will allow Japanese businesses to use Project Kuiper connectivity to support a broad range of applications, including the Internet of Things (IoT), predictive maintenance, fleet management, remote manufacturing, and more. In addition, customers will be able to use Project Kuiper to connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run advanced technologies such as machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).
In the future, the companies plan to explore a broader range of collaborations related to seamless communication between Earth and space to help Japanese businesses innovate.
"Improving connectivity infrastructure will become even more important in the future to help solve various issues facing society and to establish sustainable economic and social activities. We look forward to accelerating innovation and achieving a future in which we deliver further value in cooperation with Project Kuiper, bringing together the respective technologies and resources of each company, such as NTT's IOWN technology," said Katsuhiko Kawazoe, senior executive vice president of NTT.