Kacific and GuarantCo Named Winners of Cooperation of the Year Award at SIG Awards
Singapore, 4 April 2022 — Kacific and GuarantCo have won the Cooperation of the Year Award at the Satcoms Innovation Group Awards for setting a new global benchmark in delivering affordable and reliable satellite internet to underserved markets.
In this award-winning project, Kacific and GuarantCo rapidly equipped vulnerable communities in the Asia Pacific with high-speed and reliable internet services to support their public health response to the Covid-19 virus.
As the global pandemic affected nations, communications became critical for health responses, emergency evacuation, and disaster recovery. Many rural and underserved communities found themselves in need of connectivity greater than ever.
In partnership with GuarantCo, Kacific secured a grant from the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Technical Assistance to deploy networks of high-speed WiFi hotspots at schools, health clinics, and community halls. Under this project more than 200 locations received free terminals at no initial investment, and an additional free 30GB of data to support medical services.
Kacific worked with local agencies, including the Sustainable Development Program in Papua New Guinea and the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to connect vulnerable communities in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and in the Philippines. The project provided much-need connectivity to support Governments and local communities during the pandemic.
The SIG Awards celebrate the contributions that companies, individuals, and educational institutions have made to help the satellite communications industry. The Cooperation of the Year Award was created to recognise companies for a project where cooperation was vital to overcoming a specific industry challenge.
Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a next-generation broadband satellite operator providing access to affordable, high-speed broadband across Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Kacific uses advanced, multi-beam space and ground communications technologies to provide a high-quality service to businesses, governments, and communities.
Kacific1, its high-throughput Ka-band satellite, connects underserved rural and suburban areas, fostering greater internet usage, fuelling economic growth, and improving the delivery of critical services across the region.
Kacific has been recognised with many awards including Outstanding Satellite Company (PTC Awards, 2022), Project of the Year – Satellite (Global Carrier Awards 2021), Best Digital Inclusion (Pacific ICT Awards, 2019), CEO of the Year for Wholesale & Capacity (Operator): Christian Patouraux (Telecom Review, 2021), Satellite Executive of the Year: Christian Patouraux (APSCC, 2019) and Better World Satellite Award (SSPI, 2018).
Kacific is headquartered in Singapore with main operations out of Vanuatu.
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