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Apr 13 2021

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation Partners with Kacific to Deliver Internet Nationwide with Maximum Flexibility

Kacific’s flexible satellite broadband services are providing Tuvalu with a platform for digital transformation across Government, schools, businesses and communities. Flexible bandwidth enables wide array of applications Services: Kacific Flex VNO, Trunking Location: Tuvalu, South Pacific The Government of Tuvalu is undertaking a major reform to the nation’s telecom sector in order to digitally transform …

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Apr 07 2021

Christian Patouraux shares how Kacific is changing lives of rural communities with Priority Magazine

  We are honoured to be featured in the latest edition of Singapore Airline’s in-flight magazine Priority Magazine! In the article, Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux speaks about improving the lives of rural communities in countries such as Bhutan and Tuvalu by offering fast and affordable broadband.  From the article:   ‘Patouraux admits his surprise by the changes that their internet access has …

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Mar 01 2021

Kacific has won INSEAD Alumni Association ‘Business as a Force for Good Award – 2021’

By Nathalie DE SPIEGELEIRE After several rounds of consideration, we are pleased to announce that we will confer the Business as a Force for Good Award Singapore – 2021 Edition to Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd. We were particularly impressed by the impact it made in helping rural communities improve healthcare and education conditions. We were also …

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Jan 28 2021

Ka-band’s faster, cheaper internet for rural Nepal

Following the recommendation of the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) to the government on opening the Ka-band frequency segment (19.7-21.2 Ghz Downlink, paired with 29.5-31 Ghz Uplink) for use in Nepal, all regions in the country are expected to benefit from faster internet at affordable rates. The recommendation means that businesses, communities and government agencies within …

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Jan 22 2021

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Jan 13 2021

Satellite connectivity boosting justice system in Papua New Guinea: NZ Law Society

The National and Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea hope new internet connectivity will improve access to justice and empower people interacting with the judicial system across the country. The satellite-based system is also expected to boost the country’s e-judiciary programmes as well as support education in the judicial sector across the Pacific. … Read …

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Jul 27 2020

Kacific wins IJGlobal Award – 2019 Asia Pacific Telecoms deal of the year

Kacific has won the Project Finance and Infrastructure Magazine’s ‘IJGlobal 2019 Asia Pacific Telecoms deal of the year’ in recognition of the excellent commitment of our investors, financial supporters, such as Asia Development Bank and GuarantCo, and finance team to ensuring the Kacific1 satellite would become a reality. Getting investment on board was no easy …

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May 21 2020

ITU and Kacific join forces to boost emergency telecoms and ICT development in Vanuatu

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Kacific have joined forces to boost the capacity of Vanuatu to provide a reliable communications network when disasters strike – and to improve connectivity to boost socio-economic development. The collaboration aims to bring connectivity, in particular to remote and outer islands, including parts of Vanuatu where existing telecommunications networks were …

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May 20 2020

GuarantCo and PIDG Technical Assistance support investees Kacific Broadband Satellites Group and Acorn Holdings Limited to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Asia Pacific and Kenya

GuarantCo, with funding from the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Technical Assistance, is providing a USD 500,000 grant to support Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing satellite communication systems. These systems will allow free connections of up to 1,000 rural health posts and clinics across Asia Pacific. …

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May 04 2020

Kacific Reconnects ASTCA Network To Outer Island In American Samoa

American Samoa is an U.S territory with a population of just over 55,000 people, living across seven volcanic islands and coral atolls in the South Pacific. A recent fibre outage during the Covid-19 pandemic has shown the importance of satellite redundancy systems. The eastern island of Ofu, part of the Manu’a group, suffered a cable …

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Nov 22 2019

Vanuatu’s Telemedicine Initiative Continues to Save Lives In Remote Areas – Thanks to Affordable Broadband Internet Provided by Kacific

For people living in rural areas, receiving adequate health care can be challenging, even for the most basic of ailments. Nurses who work in remote areas are often isolated and have fewer resources at their disposal. Yet, when it comes to rapid response to the medical emergencies the right IT infrastructure can help remote medical …

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Nov 20 2019

Christian Patouraux named Satellite Executive of the Year – APSCC

Kacific’s Founder and CEO Christian Patouraux has been named Satellite Executive of the Year by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC). Christian was recognised at the APSCC’s 16th annual awards ceremony in Bangkok. In accepting the award, Patouraux said that future success of the satellite industry will require a collective effort and rallied for the …

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Nov 05 2019

Kacific1 Milestone: Boeing has shipped Kacific1

The Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing) Factory in California has shipped the Kacific1 satellite. It’s now enroute to SpaceX’s launch operations site in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be prepared for launch atop a Falcon9 rocket. Here are some images from Boeing showing the preparation of the satellite for transport.  

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Oct 24 2019

Chicago Booth Magazine Spotlights Cyril Annarella’s Success In Aerospace Feature

“I’m finally involved in a project where you can measure the impact that you’re having every day. That’s what gets you up in the morning.” – Cyril Annarella Cyril Annarella, Kacific’s Chief Operating Officer and co-founder, recently spoke with Chicago Booth’s alumni magazine about what drove him to join Christian Patouraux in building Kacific. Following …

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Jul 11 2019

Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories

We are looking forward to flying Mariah Nasak, a ni-Vanuatu university student to Los Angeles, California to visit the Boeing Satellite and Space X rocket factories. Mariah won this opportunity after placing second in our ‘Touch the Sky’ essay writing contest, during her high school years. Mariah’s essay discussed how high-speed internet would impact herself, …

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Jun 05 2019

Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine

“When next-generation broadband satellite operator Kacific launches its first satellite later this year, INSEAD’s “Force for Good” logo will be emblazoned on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it shoots into space…Founder and CEO Christian Patouraux MBA’03D wants to include INSEAD’s logo on the rocket as a testament to his belief in business as a …

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Apr 26 2019

Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine

Flying in or out of Manila this month? You’ll spot the article on Christian Patouraux in the official magazine for Philippines Airlines; Mabuhay. The article goes into Christian’s personal journey to founding Kacific, the social impact of satellite internet in South East Asia, and Filipinos’ love of all types of communication. “In the Philippines, you …

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Mar 20 2019

Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times

CEO and founder, Christian Patouraux, sat down with Richard Van Der Draay, editor of Telecom Times, to give insight into the exciting growth phase the company is undergoing as we count down to the service commencing from Kacific1. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “We need to make sure that we have people on the …

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Feb 07 2019

Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins

Near the end of 2018, Boeing began the Kacific1 HTS payload integration and test phase. Following this, the communications electronics, including the high-power amplifiers, have been installed and interconnected. The payload will then be tested at ambient conditions in preparation for mating to the satellite platform. Boeing has also finished integrating the satellite platform (bus …

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Jan 04 2019

Kacific Lays Out Service Plans to Support Launch of Kacific1. Outlines Plans for Kacific2

Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux discusses the company’s expansion plans with Space News Caleb Henry in the lead up to the launch of Kacific1. He also outlined Kacific’s plans for a standalone Kacific2 satellite “potentially a very large type of asset.

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Nov 15 2018

New Zealand Sales Director Matteo Catanuto Speaks with NZ’s #1 Podcast

This week, Matteo Catanuto, our Sales Director for New Zealand & Pacific Region, headed to the NZ Tech Podcast studio to discuss satellite broadband’s role in New Zealand.

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Nov 05 2018

Senior Government Ministers and Public Servants Mark Milestone in Satellite Construction at Boeing Factory

Senior members of the Vanuatu Government, trade and tourism offices recently visited the Boeing satellite factory to mark the construction milestone of Kacific-1, a next-generation satellite which will stream high-speed low-cost broadband to Vanuatu from next year.

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Oct 30 2018

Kacific Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Better Satellite World Award from Space & Satellite Professionals International

Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) recently announced that Kacific will receive a 2018 Better Satellite World Award.

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Aug 13 2018

Kacific Listed by Techcrunch Amongst Most-Funded New Private Satellite Companies Worldwide

“The advances made in miniaturizing technologies that put a computer in your pocket — cameras, batteries, processors, radio antennas — have also made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to launch matter into space. And investors are taking notice.” Jason Rowley

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May 18 2018

High Throughput, Low Cost – The Future Of Satellites In Asia Pacific

When a High Throughput Satellite sits above them, what customers need is a channel to unlock its potential.

At the upcoming Australasia Satellite Forum, a dominant discourse will be the future of satellite broadband for the Pacific and South East Asia region.

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Mar 08 2018

Kacific heads to New Zealand: ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’

When an island nation stretches over 1,600kms in length along mountainous terrain, it is near impossible to connect every rural and remote community to broadband terrestrial networks. Kacific-1, launching in 2019, will have three high-power spot beams covering New Zealand’s three main islands. Vice-president of special projects, Adrian Potter, visited New Zealand meeting with government, …

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Mar 08 2018

Kacific-1 Passes Critical Design Review – Moves Into Production Phase

The team at Boeing Satellite Systems International proudly announced that the Boeing 702 satellite platform – carrying our Kacific-1 payload – passed the critical design review. It is now moving into the production phase, building towards the 2019 launch.

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Oct 18 2016

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. More than 70 …

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Jun 01 2016

“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 …

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May 17 2016

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 …

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Apr 18 2016

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 from …

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Apr 04 2016

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 …

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Dec 02 2015

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. “The …

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May 26 2015

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

Following the announcement of the agreement between Kacific 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 …

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