ITU and Kacific join forces to boost emergency telecoms and ICT development in Vanuatu | 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 | Kacific Reconnects ASTCA Network To Outer Island In American Samoa | Satellite service to help remote medical clinics combat Covid-19 across Asia Pacific | Kacific1 Broadband Services Commence Across Asia Pacific | Kacific Conducts First Mobile Backhaul over Geo-Stationary Ka-band Satellite in Pacific Islands | Kacific’s first satellite successfully launches to space! [English and Bahasa] | JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Mission | Kacific secures US$160 million in long-term credit facilities | Directing affordable broadband capacity to places where its most needed | ITU and Kacific join forces to boost emergency telecoms and ICT development in Vanuatu | 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 | Kacific Reconnects ASTCA Network To Outer Island In American Samoa | Satellite service to help remote medical clinics combat Covid-19 across Asia Pacific | Kacific1 Broadband Services Commence Across Asia Pacific | Kacific Conducts First Mobile Backhaul over Geo-Stationary Ka-band Satellite in Pacific Islands | Kacific’s first satellite successfully launches to space! [English and Bahasa] | JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Mission | Kacific secures US$160 million in long-term credit facilities | Directing affordable broadband capacity to places where its most needed |

Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine

Apr 26 2019

Flying in or out of Manila this month? You’ll spot the article on Christian Patouraux in the official magazine for Philippines Airlines; Mabuhay.

Christian Patouraux in the official magazine for Philippines AirlinesChristian Patouraux in the official magazine

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 typically have very early adoption of all types of communication technology. Filipinos have the highest use of SMS per capita, for example, and there is a hunger for all kinds of communication systems.”  – Christian Patouraux.

More broadband infrastructure is needed to service the Philippines, which is growing steadily with around half of its population living in rural classified areas. The nation’s total population is projected to reach around 142 million by the year 2045. Currently around 60% of the population are using the internet, but only about 43% of households have internet access at home.

Read the full article here on page 24