Jun 18 2022

Kacific launches CommsBox: an all-in-one, transportable WiFi communications solution for disaster relief

First-of-its-kind product provides instant connectivity for civil defense and aid agencies in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Singapore, 2 May 2022Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is launching an innovative emergency connectivity solution, CommsBox, designed to provide broadband service in emergency or disaster zones rapidly.

Kacific CommsBox is a transportable, all-in-one satellite communications product that can be rapidly deployed in disaster zones when other communication channels fail. The turnkey solution is designed to meet the particular disaster response requirements of territories in South East Asia and the Pacific.

The first-of-its-kind in disaster recovery solutions, Kacific Commsbox consists of pre-configured, solar-powered units which, with minimal setup, provide instant internet access to assist relief operations and connect users.

Governments, civil defense, police, military, rescue services, and aid operations can store the CommsBox units in remote locations or transport them directly into disaster zones.

Between 1970 and 2020, natural hazards in Asia and the Pacific affected 6.9 billion people and killed more than 2 million. Since 1970, Asia and the Pacific have accounted for 57 percent of global fatalities from disasters and 87 percent of the total global population affected by natural hazards.1

“The Asia Pacific region is prone to natural disasters. With many islands and mountainous regions, its geography adds an extra challenge for coordinating rescue and relief,” said Christian Patouraux, Kacific’s Chief Executive Officer.

“When powerlines are down, transport routes blocked, and fibre or other ground-based communications equipment damaged, Kacific CommsBox can be shipped into the disaster zone to provide internet access within minutes of touchdown.”

Each Kacific CommsBox includes:

  • A small auto-pointing satellite antenna
  • Preconfigured and connected modem and satellite electronics
  • Solar-power energy pack
  • WiFi access point
  • A user-tablet
  • A sealed, shock-resistant, fire-resistant, water-resistant, and transportable all-inclusive container
  • Unlimited high-speed data with first priority speeds of up to 50 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload

The satellite antenna connects to the Kacific1 satellite, which offers widespread coverage across the Asia Pacific, including islands, mountainous regions, and remote areas.

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2021 – Chapter 1

 

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Images of the Kacific CommsBox can be found in this dropbox link: https://kacific.box.com/s/wuej34m7tknq0iep67c0d3n3ds9y93tj

About Kacific
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.

For more information
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Media Contacts
Beatrice Mok
Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd
beatrice@kacific.com

Nicole Steven
Botica Butler Raudon Partners
nicoles@botica.co.nz
+64 21 025 31886