Jun 17 2019

Media Statement: Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project and Kacific

17 June 2019

“We are excited to work alongside the Office of the Regulator (OOTR) of Samoa and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on the Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project.” says Matteo Catanuto, Sales Director – New Zealand & Pacific Region, Kacific.

“Kacific offers satellite internet broadband to ensure better social and economic outcomes in the Pacific Islands. This project will enable vital infrastructure and more opportunities for the school children and their wider communities.”

“All five schools in Samoa’s Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project, will have access to the internet through our small satellite dishes. The satellite connectivity also offers a back-up communication channel for the five villages, preparing them in case a natural disaster causes other communication networks to fail.”

“Kacific will use the learnings from this project to build better networks across the Pacific Islands, creating resilient, digital nations.”

Kacific currently operates satellite broadband services across the Pacific, with a focus on connecting remote and rural island communities with reliable, affordable internet through a small and maintenance-free satellite dish. Kacific’s current services will be upgraded to even faster speeds in December 2019 when its high throughput satellite (HTS), Kacific1, comes into operation.


Media Contact

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

About Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a satellite operator providing high-speed broadband for underserved, remote and rural markets with disseminated pockets of population. It addresses the gap in supply with specifically designed satellites using the latest multi-beam and high throughput space communications and ground technology transmitting over the Ka Band.

Using cost-effective technology and a lean business model, Kacific aims to provide better broadband quality at significantly less than current retail prices. Kacific broadband is fostering greater internet usage and fuelling economic growth and improvements in service delivery across covered regions. Its first Ka Band HTS deployment focuses on South East Asia and the Pacific.

Kacific’s headquarters are in Singapore with main operations out of Vanuatu.

For more information, visit www.kacific.com