Press Release

Dec 07 2020

Satellite dishes open communication lines for rural health facilities in PNG’s Western Province

Papua New Guinea, 7th December 2020 The PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (SDP) is working with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), Emstret Holdings and Tag Energy to install and operate 30 satellite dishes powered by a solar system (1kW solar kits & LED light fittings). These satellite dishes have started to connect 30 remote health …

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Oct 30 2020

Kacific Plans Second Satellite: Kacific2

30 October 2020 –Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has started directing resources towards the planning and design of its next satellite, Kacific2. Kacific2 will add capacity to its largest, high-demand markets of Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, as well as expand its reach wider into South East Asia and further into Central and …

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Jul 22 2020

Tuvalu Government signs agreement with Kacific for wide-ranging suite of connectivity services

Nationwide connectivity, trunking, mobile backhaul, marine and back-up services Funafuti, Tuvalu, 22 July 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide the Pacific Island nation with high-speed broadband internet connectivity via satellite. The bandwidth, supplied by Kacific’s high-throughput satellite Kacific1, will connect agencies, businesses, …

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Mar 09 2020

Kacific1 Broadband Services Commence Across Asia Pacific

Singapore, 9 March 2020 – Kacific1, Kacific Broadband Satellites Group’s (Kacific) first communications satellite, has entered commercial service and is ready to support customers across Asia Pacific. Designed and manufactured by Boeing, Kacific1 is a high-throughput, ka-band satellite which successfully launched on 16 December 2019 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The payload and bus platform have …

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Feb 27 2020

Kacific Conducts First Mobile Backhaul over Geo-Stationary Ka-band Satellite in Pacific Islands

Singapore, 27 February 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has successfully conducted the first Geo-Stationary Ka-band mobile backhaul test in the Pacific Islands. The ten-minute call between Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux in Singapore and a large mobile operator in the Melanesia region utilised the recently launched Kacific1 HTS satellite. The trial was quickly set …

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Dec 17 2019

Kacific’s first satellite successfully launches to space! [English and Bahasa]

Cape Canaveral, FL. 16 December 2019 – Kacific1 was launched successfully into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 7.10pm Eastern Standard Time  (UTC-5) on 16 December 2019 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. It was placed into its target geostationary transfer orbit 33 minutes following initial ignition. Owned by Kacific …

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Dec 16 2019

JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Mission

SPACEX JCSAT18 Kacific1 Mission Press Kit  

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Dec 06 2019

Kacific secures US$160 million in long-term credit facilities

Singapore, 6 December 2019 – As it readies for its first satellite launch next week, Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) today announced that it has closed credit facilities totalling US$160 million with a group of financial institutions including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and GuarantCo. The financing from ADB comprises a loan from ADB and …

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Dec 02 2019

ADB aims high – first ever ADB satellite financing expanding broadband access for millions

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (2 December 2019)—The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $50 million financing package today with Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) to provide satellite-based, low cost, high-speed, wholesale broadband internet connections to countries in Asia and the Pacific, especially in remote areas of small island nations in the Pacific, and larger island nations …

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Nov 28 2019

Kacific and Tata Communications Ink Global IP Connectivity and Cyber Security Deal

Singapore, 28 November 2019 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected Tata Communications[1], a leading global digital infrastructure provider, to provide terrestrial connectivity services as it readies for the launch of its first satellite, Kacific1. Tata Communications will provide global internet and state-of-the-art cyber security services for Kacific’s Ka-band satellite network. “Kacific chose to …

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Nov 15 2019

Kacific1 satellite arrives at SpaceX launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Cape Canaveral, FL. 14 November 2019 – The Kacific1 communications satellite, built by Boeing, has arrived at SpaceX facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket to geostationary orbit. Owned by Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), this next-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite will stream broadband to 25 nations in …

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Oct 28 2019

Kacific Secures Infrastructure Location With Petro1 For Its Broadband Services To Indonesia And The Wider Region.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 October 2019 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected PT. Petro One Indonesia (Petro1) to provide ground infrastructure services in Indonesia for its brand-new satellite, built by Boeing, which will launch at the end of 2019. Petro1 will host, operate and provide first level support for Kacific’s gateway hub at its …

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Sep 24 2019

Samoa’s Telecommunications Regulator Views Brand-New Kacific1 Satellite at Boeing Factory

24 September 2019 – Telecommunications regulator Lefaoali’i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti recently visited the Boeing satellite factory in California, U.S.A. to view the Kacific1 satellite, a next-generation satellite which will stream high-speed low-cost broadband to Samoa from 2020. The powerful new satellite is owned by private company Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) and it is in the …

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Sep 03 2019

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

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 …

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Sep 03 2019

Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market

3 September 2019 – Gravity Internet (Gravity) and Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) have signed a 3-year deal which will bring strong competition to the rural satellite broadband market. This deal will shake up New Zealand’s broadband market by allowing Gravity to leverage one of the newest and most powerful satellites in the Pacific to …

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Aug 27 2019

Kacific Taps ABS’ Ground Infrastructure for its Gateway Services to the Philippines and the Greater Pacific Region.

Subic Bay, the Philippines, 27 August 2019.  As Kacific plans for the launch of its Kacific1 satellite later in the year, it has selected ABS for its ground infrastructure. ABS’ teleport in Subic Bay, the Philippines, will host, operate and provide first level support for its gateway hub. Photo courtesy of Kratos:  A satellite ground …

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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 broadband to ensure better social and economic outcomes in the Pacific …

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Jun 14 2019

Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa

PRESS RELEASE – Office of the Regulator, Samoa – 14 June 2019   The Hon. Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Afioga Afamasaga Lepuia’i Rico Tupai, and the Office of the Regulator (OOTR), the Itu o Tane College Staff & Students and the Matautu District officially opened the Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project yesterday, 13th June …

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May 22 2019

Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific

22 May 2019 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) won the award for Best Digital Inclusion at the 2019 Pacific ICT Awards held by the Government of Vanuatu on 17 May. The award recognises organisations that showcase innovative developments that encourage the rights of disadvantaged groups to adopt ICT and contribute to the development of …

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Apr 23 2019

Kacific1 Moves Into Final Phase Of Construction – On Track For 2019 Service

23 April 2019 – Following the successful completion of payload and bus integration, Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing) will begin antenna range testing and core testing of the Kacific1 satellite. Kacific Broadband Satellites Group’s (Kacific) first satellite is a high throughput satellite (HTS) currently in production at Boeing’s El Segundo, California facility for satellite technology. …

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Apr 15 2019

Tongan Government Signs Deal With Kacific for Remote Island Connectivity and Fibre back-up

Nadi, 15 April 2019 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation. The bandwidth supplied by Kacific’s high throughput satellite, Kacific1, will be used to connect communities in 89 remote outer islands …

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Mar 13 2019

Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF

Kacific deepened its commitment to the GVF by attaining Full Membership   LONDON, 12 March 2019 – The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has announced Kacific (Kacific Broadband Satellites Group) opted to upscale from an Associate to a Full Membership to weigh in on major issues affecting the global satellite industry, in preparation of launch of …

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Jan 21 2019

Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite

Auckland, 21 January 2019 – Since 8:30pm yesterday evening (Sunday 20th January) Tonga Cable has been suffering an outage in the submarine cable network that connects the island nation to the outside world, plunging the island nation into digital isolation. The outage is ongoing and no timeframe is available for restoration of Tonga Cable’s service. …

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Jan 10 2019

Kacific Awards Newtec Contract To Boost Affordable Broadband Services Across Asia-Pacific On Kacific1

Newtec Dialog® platform will enable the delivery of applications to those beyond the reach of terrestrial infrastructures

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Dec 18 2018

Philippines VIPs Mark Milestones in the Construction of Kacific Satellite at Boeing Factory

18 December 2018 – Senior executives and investors from We Are IT (WIT) Philippines recently visited the Boeing satellite factory in El Segundo, California to mark an important construction milestone of Kacific1.

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Dec 05 2018

Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award

Kacific founder and CEO, Christian Patouraux, accepted the 2018 Better Satellite World Award at a ceremony in London on Monday night in recognition of the company’s work bringing affordable connectivity via next-generation satellites to the people of South East Asia and the Pacific.

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Oct 01 2018

John Hawker Strengthens Kacific Sales Team, Leading Efforts Across Melanesia and the Pacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites has appointed John Hawker as Vice President Sales, Melanesia and the Pacific. John has held senior roles in both the telecommunications and satellite industries in several of Kacific’s key markets throughout the Pacific and South East Asia.

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Sep 12 2018

Kacific Appoints Matteo Catanuto to Head Sales in New Zealand and the Pacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites has appointed Matteo Catanuto as Vice President Sales, New Zealand and the Pacific Region.

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Sep 07 2018

Kacific Selects Kratos to Build State-of-the-Art Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific-1

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded an $11 million contract by Kacific Broadband Satellites, to design and build ground stations for Kacific’s new Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) network.

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Aug 23 2018

Kacific appoints Brandon Seir to Head Broadband Marketing of Products as Satellite Launch Looms

Brandon is a marketing, sales and strategic planning specialist with over a decade of experience working in leading international telecommunications, internet service providers and digital technology companies.

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Jun 26 2018

Kacific and Gardamor to Connect Remote Health Clinics Throughout Timor-Leste

Remote and rural health clinics across Timor-Leste will soon be connected to high speed satellite internet, providing them access to newly launched AdenBox, an online portal to manage medicines and medical equipment, as well as AdenCare, the country’s central medical records database.

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Mar 22 2018

Vanuatu Flag Raised as Country’s First Commercial Satellite Commences Construction at Boeing Satellite Systems

Los Angeles, USA – 22 March 2018 — The Republic of Vanuatu has become the first Pacific Island nation to have its flag hung in the prestigious Hall of Flags at the Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing) factory in Los Angeles, California. Kacific-1 will be Vanuatu’s first commercial satellite, making the Republic the only Pacific …

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Sep 05 2017

Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service

Kacific-1 will bring fast, cost-effective internet service to South East Asia and the Pacific   Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has selected SpaceX as the launch provider for its Kacific-1 satellite, which is being built by The Boeing Company. Kacific-1 will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9, a two-stage orbit-class rocket designed from the …

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Aug 31 2017

Taking the Tour de Timor to the World via Kacific’s Satellite Connections

Mountain bike enthusiasts around the globe will be able to follow every stage of Asia’s most famous mountain bike race, the 2017 Tour de Timor. This is the result of a broadband services agreement signed today between Tour organisers, Noble Timor, and Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific), the exclusive internet partner of the Tour de …

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Feb 20 2017

Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite

  Kacific Broadband Satellites Pte Ltd (Kacific) today announced that it has ordered its Kacific-1 satellite from The Boeing Company (Boeing) based on the 702 satellite platform. This condominium satellite will be shared with JCSAT-18, ordered by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. Kacific closed a US$147 million financing round in late 2016 with a mix of equity, debt and customer …

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Jul 20 2016

Kacific’s First Operational Service – Connecting Rural Vanuatu to the World

Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced its first operational service, a high-speed broadband internet connection into the rural Lambubu area on Malekula Island in Vanuatu. The service, which is based at Lambubu Primary School, is providing a broadband internet connection at speeds of up to 17 Mbps delivered by satellite. A small VSAT terminal has been …

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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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May 14 2015

Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians

Singapore – 15 May 2015 – Indonesian Satellite Service Provider, BigNet, has signed a US$78 million, long-term agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the provision of a high-speed broadband service from 2017. Kacific will beam signals from its high throughput (HTS) Ka-band satellites to cover the whole of Indonesia, with a particular emphasis on providing good …

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Dec 05 2014

Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband

Singapore – 5 December 2014 – Teletok, the local telecommunications company of Tokelau and sole service provider, has selected Kacific to deliver its new generation of high-speed broadband across its territory and surrounding waters. Tokelau, composed of three small atolls situated north of Samoa, is a Polynesian territory of New Zealand with a population of just 1,400. …

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Oct 20 2014

Kacific to bring fast broadband to Kiribati’s most remote islands

Singapore – 20 October 2014 – People on all of the 33 islands and atolls of Kiribati will be able to enjoy high speed broadband services from 2017, thanks to an agreement their government signed today with Kacific Broadband Satellites. Under the multi-million dollar five year services agreement, Kacific will provide the islands with 150 Mbps …

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Aug 05 2014

“Flying High” in August CommsDay

“Flying High,” in the August 2014 issue of CommsDay, looks at the latest generation of high throughput satellites poised for launch, with a particular focus on Kacific’s plans to use Ka band HTS capacity to reach the the Pacific’s 40 million people. Says Christian Patouraux: “If you offer a good differentiator, good value for investors, there is definitely an …

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Jun 09 2014

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific

Singapore – 9 June 2014 – Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced that it has signed a five year agreement with Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) to provide high speed bandwidth to the company and the people of Tuvalu. The multi-million dollar service agreement is the first that Kacific has signed with a national telecommunications service provider. …

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Dec 09 2013

Kacific satellite to provide faster, more affordable broadband to Pacific nations

Singapore – 9 December 2013 – Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced plans to launch a Ka Band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to provide enhanced broadband to 40 million people in the Pacific including the Pacific islands, New Zealand, eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Pacific has the highest internet pricing and the highest Skype call …

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