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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 internet coverage to even the most remote locations in the island group.
Five high capacity beams directed from Kacific’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) will provide coverage to every one of the many islands that comprise the group. Despite approximately 1,500 kilometres separating the westernmost and easternmost islands, the high power Kacific coverage will provide all with equally outstanding service quality through inexpensive terminals. Coverage will extend from Choiseul and the Shortland Islands in the far west and north-west, all the way to the most northern atoll, Ontong Java, to the most eastern remote atolls of Tikopia and the Duff Islands and to the Rennell Bellona Islands in the south.
Kacific will provide Solomon Telekom with a minimum of 150 Mbps of bandwidth from 2017 until 2022. Under the agreement Solomon Telekom can, at its discretion, increase bandwidth in bursts of up to 50 percent at any time to 225 Mbps of capacity. Solomon Telekom currently has 200 Mbps of capacity.
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.
Using a single dedicated beam directed from its Ka band High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Kacific will provide TTC with increasing levels of capacity over the period, starting with 80Mbps and ramping up to 150 Mbps after four years. Under the agreement TTC can, at its discretion, increase bandwidth in bursts of up to 50 percent at any time, meaning that in year four Kacific could provide TCC with up to 225 Mbps of capacity. To put this in perspective, today less than 20 Mbps of capacity is supplied to Tuvalu.
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 to high speed internet would make to them, their family or their community.
The competition will run over a four week period. The final timing will be determined after consultation between Kacific and the Vanuatu Ministry of Education.
The competition will be promoted to schools, churches and community groups through radio, email and social media.
A selection of comments from entries will be presented on Vanuatu radio and television stations over the period of the competition and on the Kacific website, www.kacific.com.
“The team at Kacific wants the people of Vanuatu to share their excitement about the possibilities that fast broadband brings,” says Kacific CEO, Christian Patouraux. “We think that offering students the chance to witness the launch of a satellite that will help change their nation is a way of making those possibilities more real.”
The entries will be judged by an Advisory Board comprising representatives of Kacific Broadband Satellites together with representatives from the government of Vanuatu and non-governmental agencies working in Vanuatu. The Board will base the selection of winners on their demonstrated understanding of the benefits of fast internet, their logic and clarity of expression. Consideration will be given to the age of the entrants.