Entries by Allan

Kacific listed by Techcrunch amongst most-funded new private satellite companies worldwide

Writing in TechCrunch, Jason Rowley explains that the technology that underlies smartphones has tangentially changed the satellite sector: “The advances made in miniaturizing technologies that put a computer in your pocket — cameras, batteries, processors, radio antennas — have also made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to launch matter into space. And investors are […]

Kacific in Vanuatu: connectivity changes lives

By Christian Patouraux Connecting remote places and helping save lives is laudable work, but it also makes good commercial sense. This was the theme of my recent visit to Vanuatu for the official inauguration of the Maewo Telemedicine Project, which is powered by connectivity from Kacific. The celebration took place at Naviso Village on Maewo […]

“Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine

The SatMagazine June 2016 issue carries a joint article from Cyril Annarella, Executive Director, Kacific, and Kerstin Roost, Public Relations Director, Newtec. Beyond The Blue Continent The challenge of creating ubiquitous broadband connectivity is key to the continued growth and development of the satellite sector. That’s because the very nature of satellite technology means it […]

Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific

Kacific to utilise Av-Comm’s teleport to commence affordable internet services to consumers, public institutions and enterprise clients throughout the Pacific SYDNEY, May 17, 2016. Leading satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites will commence Ku Band operations from one of Av-Comms strategically located APAC teleports to provide connectivity, hosting and uplink services for Kacific’s first high speed […]

Kacific First Service to be Powered by Newtec Dialog® Multiservice VSAT Platform

Satellite operator will use Newtec’s multiservice platform to start its affordable connectivity service to public institutions, consumers and enterprises in the Pacific SINGAPORE and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 26 April 2016. Leading satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites andNewtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, today announced they have agreed on […]

SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific

SatelliteFinance magazine reported on the recent investment in Kacific by a UK private investor. “Pacific-focused broadband startup Kacific is set to receive US$20m in funding from a UK-based family office that focuses on infrastructure investments, SatelliteFinance has learnt. The funding is part of a series A round that is due to net a further US$2.3m […]

UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific

Additional US$2.3 million will be raised from Australian tech investors SINGAPORE 5 April 2016 — Kacific Broadband Satellites has agreed terms on funding of US$20 million from a United Kingdom-based family office with a particular focus on infrastructure investments. Arranged by Kacific’s advisor, Caniwi Capital, the placement is part of Kacific’s Series A round of capital […]

Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story

Satellite Finance spoke with Christian Patouraux about Kacific’s plans to introduce a bridging service to its target market from 2016. “Kacific has secured bridge bandwidth to get customers online earlier than planned at the end of 2016. “The Group is now finalising an agreement with ’a major satellite operator’ to launch HTS services in 2018. […]