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L’Internet satellitaire à haut débit arrivera en Polynésie française au début 2020

Sep 03 2019

3 Septembre 2019 – Dès 2020, 276 000 personnes pourront se connecter à l’internet satellitaire à haut-débit à travers la plupart des îles habitées de la Polynésie française.

Le tout nouveau satellite Kacific1 de la société Kacific Broadband Satellites Group va être lancé et mis en service prochainement, apportant l’internet à haut-débit via trois faisceaux couvrant les îles Australes, de la Société, Tuamotu, Gambier et Marquises.

« J’ai créé Kacific pour permettre à chacun d’avoir accès à l’internet dans les îles du Pacifique » annonce Christian Patouraux, fondateur et PDG de Kacific. « La couverture satellitaire vient en complément de celle de la fibre. La fibre est très performante, mais elle est hélas trop chère pour connecter toutes les habitations et communautés des îles isolées et des lieux reculés. Elle est aussi fragile et peut facilement être coupée par accident ou lors de catastrophes naturelles, comme ce fut le cas à Tonga au début de 2019. »

Couverture des 3 faisceaux de Kacific1 à travers la Polynésie française

« Grâce à notre nouveau satellite Kacific1, même les personnes vivant sur les îles éloignées et à faible densité de population de Polynésie française auront la possibilité de se connecter à l’internet haut-débit. Et la connexion sera maintenue en permanence, indépendamment des problèmes possibles liés au réseau terrestre de la fibre. »

Kacific n’en est néanmoins pas à ses débuts. La compagnie opère déjà un service de connexion satellitaire sur certains territoires du Pacifique garantissant un accès à l’internet à des prix abordables à l’aide de petites antennes paraboliques.

Et les exemples de succès ne manquent pas.

« Nous avons travaillé avec de nombreux pays tels que le Vanuatu et Niue pour connecter les petites collectivités à l’internet satellitaire haut-débit. Notre service a permis à ces communautés d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie de manière significative grâce à la mise en ligne des écoles et des cliniques ou à la multiplication des échanges commerciaux par exemple » déclare Mr Patouraux.

Kacific fournit aussi la connexion internet au réseau Inter-îles de Télémédecine et d’Apprentissage du Vanuatu (Vanuatu Inter-island Telemedicine and Learning – VITAL). Ce réseau a déjà permis de sauver de nombreuses vies en permettant aux cliniques de santé des îles périphériques de trouver et contacter au plus vite les hôpitaux de la capitale et des médecins spécialisés.

Aussi, en septembre 2017, les services de réponse d’urgence du Vanuatu ont utilisé la connexion satellitaire de Kacific pour coordonner l’évacuation de 10 000 personnes mises en danger par l’activité volcanique près de l’île d’Ambae. L’antenne parabolique installée à l’école primaire de Torgil était le seul point d’accès à l’internet haut débit sur l’île.

« Ces résultats très encourageants apportent une très grande satisfaction à notre équipe. Le lancement de notre nouveau satellite à haut débit vers la fin de l’année 2019 va nous permettre de démultiplier notre impact positif sur l’infrastructure du Pacifique, et d’aborder l’avenir avec beaucoup d’optimisme » déclare Mr Patouraux.

Kacific a été mondialement reconnue pour son travail visant à développer les avancées sociales à travers les technologies de communication. L’entreprise a remporté le “Best Digital Inclusion Award 2019” (récompense de la meilleure insertion numérique) à l’évènement ICT Days au Vanuatu et le “World Satellite Award” en 2018 de la part de “Satellite and Space Professionals International”.

 

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A propos de Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group est un opérateur satellite fournissant une connexion internet haut-débit aux marchés isolés et ruraux. Kacific broadband favorise une plus grande utilisation d’internet, dynamise la croissance économique et permet l’améliorations des services de livraison à travers les régions couvertes. Ses satellites puissants utilisent les dernières technologies de faisceaux de communication spatiale ainsi que les dernières technologies au sol. Son premier propre satellite, Kacific1, se focalise sur le Pacifique et l’Asie du Sud-Est. Le siège de la compagnie se situe à Singapore et son action principale est au Vanuatu.

Pour plus d’information, visitez www.kacific.com ou suivez Kacific sur Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter ou YouTube

Contact presse

Guillaume de Saint-Bon
General Manager, Kacific Broadband Satellites Groupguillaume@kacific.com
+65 9623 8289

 

 

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Satellite Internet Will Reach Outer Islands in French Polynesia By 2020

 

3 September 2019 – When the new year starts in 2020, just under 276,000 people across most of the inhabited islands in French Polynesia will be able to connect to high-speed internet via satellite.

This is when a brand-new satellite, named Kacific1 and owned by Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) will start operating. Kacific1 will transmit high-speed internet via three large satellite beams over the island groups of Îles Australes, Îles de la Société, Îles Tuamotu, Îles Gambier and Îles Marquises. This means that French Polynesians living outside the reach of fibre will have access to fast, affordable internet, regardless of how remote or isolated they are.

“I started Kacific to connect people across the Pacific Islands with satellite technology,” says Christian Patouraux, CEO and founder of Kacific. “Satellite technology is complementary to fibre. Fibre is a great technology, but it is too expensive to connect every isolated island or remote area. Fibre is also too fragile. It can easily be cut by accident or natural disaster, as we saw in Tonga in 2018.”

“Thanks to Kacific 1, even people living on remote islands in French Polynesia will have the option to connect to high-speed broadband internet. And the internet will be ‘always on’, regardless of problems affecting the ground-based, fibre network.”

“We have worked with a number of countries, such as Vanuatu and Niue, to connect small communities to high-speed satellite internet. We have seen our satellite internet providing life changing possibilities to these communities, including computer labs for schools and video calling for nurses and doctors. I love working with Pacific Island people and these great outcomes make my work very rewarding,” says Patouraux.

Kacific currently operates satellite broadband services across the Pacific, with a focus on connecting island communities with affordable internet through small satellite dishes.

In September 2017, following volcanic activity close to Ambae island, Vanuatu, emergency response services used the satellite internet connection provided by Kacific to co-ordinate the evacuation of 10,000 people. The satellite dish installed at Torgil primary school was the only high-speed internet access point on the island.

Kacific also provides the internet connection for the Vanuatu Interisland Telemedicine and Learning (VITAL) Network. The Network has already saved the lives of a number of people in emergency situations, because of the speed with which outer island health clinics can contact the main hospitals and specialist doctors.

Kacific has been recognised globally for its work towards better social outcomes through communications technology. Kacific won the Best Digital Inclusion Award 2019 at ICT Days, Vanuatu, and received a Better World Satellite Award in 2018 from the Satellite and Space Professionals International.

 

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