NTT DOCOMO, NTT Communications, and SKY Perfect JSAT announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon‘s Project Kuiper. The companies expect to use Project Kuiper LEO satellite connectivity services to enhance communications availability and resiliency for Japanese customers.
Specifically, NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT plan to distribute Project Kuiper connectivity services to enterprises and government organizations in Japan, while NTT Group companies become customers of Project Kuiper. The companies plan to use Project Kuiper to provide their customers with new connectivity options to build out resilient, redundant communications networks.
Although Japan is well served by terrestrial communications technology like fiber and wireless, the country’s mountainous terrain and many islands makes it challenging to restore connectivity in the event of natural disasters and other emergencies.
“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,” said Katsuhiko Kawazoe, senior executive vice president of NTT.