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

Jan 13 2021 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific Authorised Distributors: our network on the ground

Jan 13 2021 / in Blog / by Kacific

Anyone wanting a satellite internet connection like Kacific needs some help on the ground; someone to provide the service, a contract giving security over the right time period, access to the reception equipment, dish installation, and after-sales support. That ‘someone’ has to be local, someone who knows the region and the customer –  and who …

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Getting Kacific is easy as ABC

Jan 06 2021 / in Blog / by Kacific

Anywhere in the Pacific, you can make Kacific the heart of your broadband Internet. Whether for your home, small business or to share on a wireless network, getting Kacific is easy as ABC. A: a dish. B: the modem equipment. C: your existing PC, tablet or smartphone. Gone are the days when clunky VSAT could …

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16 December 2019: The launch of Kacific1

Dec 16 2020 / in Blog / by Kacific

By Christian Patouraux From around the time the satellite got completed at the Boeing factory around the end of October 2019, the whole company started focusing on the launch activities. It felt like time stood still as we feverishly organised the activities around the launch that was planned for mid-December. In the 6 and a …

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

Dec 07 2020 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Ka Band satellites have eliminated any rain fade disadvantage

Dec 04 2020 / in Blog / by Kacific

By Marcus Bicknell Both terrestrial point-to-point and satellite transmissions are subject to attenuation of anything which gets in the way… it’s not just satellites which are affected. Rain fade is sometimes cited as something which can reduce the signal strength at the reception equipment. Indeed, without a well-thought-out link budget, including the diameter of the …

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Kacific Plans Second Satellite: Kacific2

Oct 30 2020 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Jul 27 2020 / in News / by Kacific

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

Jul 22 2020 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

May 21 2020 / in News / by Kacific

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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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

May 20 2020 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific Reconnects ASTCA Network To Outer Island In American Samoa

May 04 2020 / in News / by Kacific

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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Satellite service to help remote medical clinics combat Covid-19 across Asia Pacific

Mar 30 2020 / by Kacific

Announcement: As recent epidemics have shown, rural and remote communities, although isolated, are particularly vulnerable during an epidemic, once community transmission takes effect. To help governments during Covid-19, Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is offering over 1,000 small satellite dishes, at no cost, and make them available to healthcare departments throughout Asia Pacific, so they can …

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Kacific1 Broadband Services Commence Across Asia Pacific

Mar 09 2020 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Feb 27 2020 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Dec 17 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Mission

Dec 16 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

SPACEX JCSAT18 Kacific1 Mission Press Kit  

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

Dec 06 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Directing affordable broadband capacity to places where its most needed

Dec 05 2019 / by Kacific

In this month’s edition of Global VSAT Forum’s CEO View section, Kacific’s Founder and CEO Christian Patouraux reminisces about a trip he took to a remote village many years ago that inspired the founding of Kacific Broadband Satellites. “I traveled to a community so remote that it took a two-hour flight, followed by a three-hour …

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

Dec 02 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Nov 28 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Nov 22 2019 / in News / 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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Christian Patouraux named Satellite Executive of the Year – APSCC

Nov 20 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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

Nov 15 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Kacific1 Milestone: Boeing has shipped Kacific1

Nov 05 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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

Oct 28 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Oct 24 2019 / in News / by Kacific

“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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Winner of essay writing contest Mariah Nasak visits Boeing and SpaceX

Oct 14 2019 / by Kacific

Mariah Nasak, winner of Kacific’s ‘Touch the Sky’ essay writing contest, recently returned from her trip to Los Angeles, California, where she toured the Boeing Satellite and SpaceX rocket factories. She shared her thoughts on this eye-opening visit, and the importance of affordable internet access in Vanuatu, especially for small businesses and online shopping. “My …

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

Sep 24 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Sep 03 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Agile Players Gravity and Kacific Bring Competition to Broadband Market

Sep 03 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Aug 27 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Kacific to Fly Vanuatu Student to Visit Space Factories

Jul 11 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete

Jul 04 2019 / in Blog / by Kacific

If you were to step inside the Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing) Factory in California, you would see that Kacific1 has doubled in size from a month ago. The payload and bus modules are now successfully tested and integrated, and the spacecraft is proceeding along in single-line flow. Solar arrays, which will convert the sun’s …

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

Jun 17 2019 / in Press Release / by 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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Pacific Satellite Connectivity Project – Samoa

Jun 14 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Christian Shares Personal Journey With Salamander Magazine

Jun 05 2019 / in News / by Kacific

“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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Kacific Recognised for Best Digital Inclusion in the Pacific

May 22 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet

May 13 2019 / in Blog / by Kacific

In the spirit of sharing knowledge and building strong partnerships, we recently hosted INSEAD alumni at our offices in Singapore. Both Christian Patouraux and our Board Chairman James Gould are alumni of INSEAD’s MBA course, so it was a pleasure for Kacific to give back to the international business school.

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Award-Winning Satellite Technology Driving Solutions to the Digital Divide

May 08 2019 / by Kacific

We’re pleased to share the article on Kacific in the 2019 edition of the Global Telecom Women’s Network publication; The Mobile Century: Life and Work in the Digital Era. The Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN) focuses not just on technology, but also on the impact that technology is having on the economy and society at …

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Interview with Philippines Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine

Apr 26 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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

Apr 23 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Apr 15 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut

Apr 09 2019 / in Blog / by Kacific

When the sole fibre cable connecting Tonga to the outside world was severed, satellite broadband from Kacific provided a digital lifeline to the island nation.   Services: Kacific Trunking, Kacific Fibre Back Up Location: Tonga, South Pacific   In late January 2019, the international fibre-optic cable that connects the capital of Nukuʻalofa to high speed …

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Activations, Presentations and Party Time at PITA 2019

Apr 01 2019 / in Blog / by Kacific

Kacific is proud to be the platinum sponsor of the 23rd PITA AGM and Conference, taking place from 8 – 12 April at the Shangri-La in Nadi, Fiji. This is the largest meet up of the Pacific’s most influential telecom operators and industry members before the Kacific1 satellite service begins. The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association …

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Kacific CEO Talks with Telecom Times

Mar 20 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific Becomes a Full Member of GVF

Mar 13 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Kacific Sponsors FICTAP 20th International Cable Congress

Mar 07 2019 / in Blog / by Kacific

Kacific is a proud sponsor of the 20th International Cable Congress and Exhibit hosted by Federation of International Cable TV and Telecommunications Association of the Philippines (FICTAP). Brandon Seir, Vice President Sales and Marketing – Asia and International Carriers, will be attending the event to speak with cable operators about expanding networks through well connected …

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Meeting Data Demand in Pacific Townships

Feb 13 2019 / in Blog / by Kacific

Cities in Asia Pacific are fibre-fuelled, highly connected zones where internet-based services are growing at a phenomenal rate. However, large townships and semi-rural areas have a growing demand for internet-based services but not enough bandwidth capacity to keep up with the explosion of internet applications. Connecting these smaller communities will bring great social benefit to locals …

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Kacific1 Milestones: Testing Begins

Feb 07 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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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Tongan Fibre-Optic Cable Outage Relieved by Satellite

Jan 21 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Jan 10 2019 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

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

Jan 04 2019 / in News / by Kacific

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

Dec 18 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Kacific Accepts 2018 Better Satellite World Award

Dec 05 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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“Building a 4G LTE Network has Never Been Cheaper or Easier” Says Adrian Potter

Nov 29 2018 / in Blog / by Kacific

Adrian Potter, our Vice President of Special Projects, is also an excellent and vibrant writer. He’s penned a piece encouraging entrepreneurs and smart businesses to take advantage of low CAPEX costs to set up Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and mobile networks in remote regions.

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

Nov 15 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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

Nov 05 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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

Oct 30 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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

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Connecting the World, Village by Village: Five Reasons Why Satellite is the Key

Oct 18 2018 / in Blog / by Kacific

1. Reaching locations that other technologies can’t reach The very nature of satellite technology means it is often the only viable solution for areas where geography makes access most difficult. Where other methods of connectivity are either substandard, uneconomical or completely absent, only satellite communication technology can deliver affordable and reliable broadband connectivity direct-to-premises.

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

Oct 01 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Diversification in the Wave of Next-Generation Satellites

Sep 25 2018 / in Blog / by Kacific

The atmosphere beyond our blue earth is a continuing source of fascination for people and businesses alike. Two articles in Svenska Yle and Via Satellite have looked at the wave of new satellite technology – highlighting Kacific as one of the agile players making a real difference to those on the ground.

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

Sep 12 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

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

Sep 07 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Aug 23 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Aug 13 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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

Jun 26 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

May 18 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific at PITA 2018: Accessibility Grows Micro Markets In The Pacific

Apr 26 2018 / in Blog / by Kacific

Unlocking and Securing Digital Lifestyles in a connected Pacific’ was the theme for PITA 2018 — a theme which resonated with Kacific. Unlocking the access barriers to broadband internet is a key aim for the Kacific-1 satellite and core to the Kacific company.

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Introducing GigStarter: Connect Your Connections

Apr 20 2018 / in Blog / by Kacific

With a high throughput satellite signal above you, all you need is a channel to sell, install, support, monitor and bill the end-user.

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

Mar 22 2018 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Mar 08 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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

Mar 08 2018 / in News / by Kacific

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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NewSpace People: “No Company has Ever Targeted This Segment of The Market with a Realistic Value Proposition.”

Dec 14 2017 / by Kacific

Christian Patouraux talks with NewSpace People about why he founded Kacific, what makes the company different and why it is succeeding in emerging markets. “I didn’t start Kacific to generate cash or for the excitement of launching a satellite, I started it because I had a business plan that made sense.” Read the full interview on NewSpace People

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Kacific Selects SpaceX to Provide Launch Service

Sep 05 2017 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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

Aug 31 2017 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Kacific Places Order with Boeing for a High Throughput Satellite

Feb 20 2017 / in Press Release / by Kacific

  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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Via Satellite: “Kacific Capacity More Than 70 Percent Presold on First Satellite”

Oct 18 2016 / in News / by Kacific

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

Jul 20 2016 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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“Beyond the Blue Continent” in SatMagazine

Jun 01 2016 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific selects AV-Comm teleport for first satellite broadband service in the Pacific

May 17 2016 / in News , Press Release / by Kacific

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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SatelliteFinance reports on UK private investor stake in Kacific

Apr 18 2016 / in News / by 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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UK Private Investor Takes US$20 Million Stake in Kacific

Apr 04 2016 / in News / by 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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Kacific features in a Satellite Finance story

Dec 02 2015 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific honoured with award for Best Potential in Asia

Jun 15 2015 / in Blog / by Kacific

Kacific CEO, Christian Patouraux (left), amongst the winners at the France Singapore ICT Awards 2015 Kacific was recognised as having the “Best Potential in Asia” at the France Singapore ICT Awards 2015, at an event held at Singapore’s historic Raffles Hotel. The awards, presented by The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and Business France in …

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

May 26 2015 / in News / by Kacific

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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Kacific and BigNet bring fast affordable broadband to all Indonesians

May 14 2015 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Pacific Wave Conference: connectivity key to economic growth and resilience

Mar 24 2015 / by Kacific

The link between connectivity and economic growth in the Pacific will be front and center when delegates to the 2015 Pacific Wave Conference meet in Auckland this May. Conference organisers, the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) are looking to continue a regional dialogue on ICT connectivity as a major key to unlocking economic growth and building …

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Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband

Dec 05 2014 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Vanuatu government announces a new dawn in education

Nov 21 2014 / by Kacific

The Government of Vanuatu has announced the first rollout to schools of ICT access, computer labs and tablets under a national programme. Fifteen schools will receive computer labs, and seven will receive computer tablets. The initiative will benefit nearly 9,000 students, teachers and education professionals and is supported by the Ministry of Education, the Telecommunications …

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

Oct 20 2014 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Kacific signs cooperation agreement supporting ITU’s affordable connectivity program for 11 Pacific countries

Sep 08 2014 / by Kacific

Singapore – 8 September 2014 – Kacific Broadband Satellites has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the development of satellite communications capacity and emergency communications solutions for the Pacific region. The project will establish 55 fully equipped e-centers to service communities in remote islands or rural areas in Kiribati, Micronesia, Samoa, …

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Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company Limited

Aug 13 2014 / by Kacific

Singapore – 13 August 2014 – Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced that it has signed a five year Framework Services Agreement with Solomon Telekom Company ( to provide high speed bandwidth to the people of the Solomon Islands. The multi-million dollar agreement almost doubles the bandwidth available to Solomon Telekom and will provide high speed …

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“Flying High” in August CommsDay

Aug 05 2014 / in Press Release / by Kacific

“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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Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation signs five year satellite broadband deal with Kacific

Jun 09 2014 / in Press Release / by 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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Kacific Features in SatMagazine’s June 2014 issue

Jun 06 2014 / by Kacific

When it comes to broadband connectivity, all countries were not created equal.  The small islands developing states of the Pacific have limited natural resources. They are susceptible to natural disasters, vulnerable to external shocks and disproportionately dependent on international trade. Broadband connectivity has the potential to address many of these challenges. But providing broadband services to these …

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Kacific offers Vanuatu Students a chance to “Touch the Sky”

May 14 2014 / by Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellite today announced a competition to mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD-2014) in Vanuatu. Kacific is offering school pupils and tertiary students an opportunity to attend the launch of its new satellite in 2016. To enter students must say, in 300 words or fewer, what difference access to high speed internet …

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

Dec 09 2013 / in Press Release / by Kacific

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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Data demand drives opportunities for HTS satellites

Nov 15 2013 / by Kacific

Senior satellite communications analyst Jose Del Rosario considers the implications of surging data demand on HTS  satellites .     HTS solutions that have the ability to support high levels of data with lower cost structures stand to benefit tremendously from the trends outlined by the Ericsson report,” he says. “In NSR’s view, short-to-long term …

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