Kacific places order with Boeing for a high throughput satellite

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Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite”

Via Satellite reports that Kacific has pre-sold enough capacity on its first planned satellite, Kacific 1, to progress without the support of the U.S. Export Import Bank. In an interview with Via Satellite Kacific CEO, Christian Patouraux, said: “Kacific has now all but completed the work required to put its first satellite, K-1, on track. […]

Kacific’s first operational service – connecting rural Vanuatu to the world

Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced its first operational service, a high-speed broadband internet connection into the rural Lambubu area on Malekula Island in Vanuatu. The service, which is based at Lambubu Primary School, is providing a broadband internet connection at speeds of up to 17 Mbps delivered by satellite. A small VSAT terminal has been […]

“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. […]

Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia

Kacific was recognised as having the “Best Potential in Asia” at the France Singapore ICT Awards 2015, at an event held at Singapore’s historic Raffles Hotel. The awards, presented by The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and Business France in Singapore in association with #BroadcastAsia and #CommunicAsia, are for professional organisations operating in the […]

Kacific the ‘budget airline’ of the internet in rural Indonesia

Following the announcement of the agreement between Kaciifc and BigNet to provide a satellite broadband service to Indonesia, Tech in Asia‘s Jakarta correspondent, Leighton Cosseboom, interviewed Christian Patouraux: This satellite firm wants to be the ‘budget airline’ of the internet game in rural Indonesia Satellite broadband is an option for people who live in rural areas […]

Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians

Singapore – 15 May 2015 – Indonesian Satellite Service Provider, BigNet, has signed a US$78 million, long-term agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the provision of a high-speed broadband service from 2017. Kacific will beam signals from its high throughput (HTS) Ka-band satellites to cover the whole of Indonesia, with a particular emphasis on providing […]

When broadband costs 100 percent of average monthly income

The recently published ITU study, Measuring the Information Society Report, 2014, is a sobering document for those interested in how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific getting connected in the information age. ITU estimates that almost 3 billion people globally are using the Internet, a penetration rate of over 40 per cent. However […]

Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience

The link between connectivity and economic growth in the Pacific will be front and center when delegates to the 2015 Pacific Wave Conference meet in Auckland this May. Conference organisers, the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) are looking to continue a regional dialogue on ICT connectivity as a major key to unlocking economic growth and building […]

Some thoughts after Cyclone Pam

The team at Kacific has watched with dismay at the images and stories of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam on Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands, including the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. A storm of this magnitude would cause damage anywhere, but these images, carried around the globe, show just how vulnerable Pacific Islands […]

Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband

Singapore – 5 December 2014 – Teletok, the local telecommunications company of Tokelau and sole service provider, has selected Kacific to deliver its new generation of high-speed broadband across its territory and surrounding waters. Tokelau, composed of three small atolls situated north of Samoa, is a Polynesian territory of New Zealand with a population of just […]

Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education

The Government of Vanuatu has announced the first rollout to schools of ICT access, computer labs and tablets under a national programme. Fifteen schools will receive computer labs, and seven will receive computer tablets. The initiative will benefit nearly 9,000 students, teachers and education professionals and is supported by the Ministry of Education, the Telecommunications […]

Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands

Singapore – 20 October 2014 – People on all of the 33 islands and atolls of Kiribati will be able to enjoy high speed broadband services from 2017, thanks to an agreement their government signed today with Kacific Broadband Satellites. Under the multi-million dollar five year services agreement, Kacific will provide the islands with 150 […]

Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries

Singapore – 8 September 2014 – Kacific Broadband Satellites has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the development of satellite communications capacity and emergency communications solutions for the Pacific region. The project will establish 55 fully equipped e-centers to service communities in remote islands or rural areas in Kiribati, Micronesia, […]

Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited

Singapore – 13 August 2014 – Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced that it has signed a five year Framework Services Agreement with Solomon Telekom Company (www.ourtelekom.com.sb) to provide high speed bandwidth to the people of the Solomon Islands. The multi-million dollar agreement almost doubles the bandwidth available to Solomon Telekom and will provide high speed […]

“Flying High” in August CommsDay

“Flying High,” in the August 2014 issue of CommsDay, looks at the latest generation of high throughput satellites poised for launch, with a particular focus on Kacific’s plans to use Ka band HTS capacity to reach the the Pacific’s 40 million people. Says Christian Patouraux: “If you offer a good differentiator, good value for investors, there is definitely […]

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific

Singapore – 9 June 2014 – Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced that it has signed a five year agreement with Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) to provide high speed bandwidth to the company and the people of Tuvalu. The multi-million dollar service agreement is the first that Kacific has signed with a national telecommunications service provider. […]

Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue

When it comes to broadband connectivity, all countries were not created equal.  The small islands developing states of the Pacific have limited natural resources. They are susceptible to natural disasters, vulnerable to external shocks and disproportionately dependent on international trade. Broadband connectivity has the potential to address many of these challenges. But providing broadband services to these […]

Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky”

Vanuatu, 15 May 2014. Kacific Broadband Satellite today announced a competition to mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD-2014) in Vanuatu. Kacific is offering school pupils and tertiary students an opportunity to attend the launch of its new satellite in 2016. To enter students must say, in 300 words or fewer, what difference access […]

Thoughts after PITA 2014

As PITA 2014 concludes here are three take outs from Kacific: It‘s a mix-and-match world The Pacific Islands represent a set of unique challenges to telcos and ISPS. The physical geography of the islands and the widespread distribution of populations means that no single technology can meet all needs. To provide broadband services to the […]

Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations

Singapore – 9 December 2013 – Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced plans to launch a Ka Band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to provide enhanced broadband to 40 million people in the Pacific including the Pacific islands, New Zealand, eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Pacific has the highest internet pricing and the highest Skype […]

Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites

Senior satellite communications analyst Jose Del Rosario considers the implications of surging data demand on HTS  satellites .   HTS solutions that have the ability to support high levels of data with lower cost structures stand to benefit tremendously from the trends outlined by the Ericsson report,” he says. “In NSR’s view, short-to-long term projections […]