Kacific to partner with Av-Comm Teleport for Pacific Ku Band Service
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 17 May 2016
Kacific currently provides Ku Band capacity to customers in the Pacific through Av-Comm’s teleport, ahead of the launch of its new Ka Band satellite. The Av-Comm teleport will initially be used to uplink internet connectivity to a number of schools in the Republic of Vanuatu. Kacific will expand its broadband services later in the year to consumers, enterprises and other public institutions in locations around Asia and the Pacific where internet connectivity is currently unavailable, extremely slow or very expensive.
Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux said: “Our aim is to deliver fast, accessible and affordable direct-to-premises broadband connectivity to areas where other types of connectivity are absent, substandard and unaffordable. Connecting remote schools with good quality internet in Vanuatu is a perfect example of the value we bring to Pacific communities. We’ve been working with Av-Comm for the past 12 months on a range of connectivity and uplink options and have found them to be an agile and cost effective partner for the ground segment of our first broadband service.”
Av-Comm MD Michael Cratt said: “Kacific is committed to providing high speed and cost-effective internet connectivity to the people of the Pacific, something Av-Comm is passionate about. We’re extremely pleased to be part of Kacific’s new Ku Band broadband project which reflects our many years of satellite communications experience within the APAC region.”
Kacific Broadband Satellites Pte Ltd, www.kacific.com, is a satellite operator developing a broadband offering for the underserved Pacific market. It plans to address the gap in supply with a satellite specifically designed for this market and using the latest multi-beam and high throughput space communications technology transmitting over the Ka Band.