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 an information society.
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 easily maintained satellite dish.
“The world needs what we’re doing at Kacific,” said Christian Patouraux, CEO and founder.
“High-speed connectivity is opening up many life changing possibilities in the geographically challenging areas of Asia Pacific. Through satellite broadband, we’re helping to educate young people and save lives through connected rural medical clinics. We are providing emergency connectivity to police stations as well as disaster response and relief teams. These outcomes make our work very rewarding.”
Kacific’s current services will be upgraded to even faster speeds in December 2019 when its new high throughput satellite (HTS), Kacific1, comes into operation.
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.