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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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Blog

Jul 04 2019

Kacific1 Milestones: Bus and Payload Integration Complete

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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May 13 2019

INSEAD Alumni Gain Insight Into The Business Of Affordable Internet

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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Apr 09 2019

Satellite’s Role In Relieving The Tonga Fibre Cut

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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News

Jul 27 2020

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

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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May 21 2020

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

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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May 20 2020

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

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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