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 […]