27 Feb 2017

Kacific puts in order for new Asia-Pacific satellite

From , 6:01 am on 27 February 2017

A Singapore-based satellite operator has put in an order for a new satellite which aims to bring high speed broadband to unserviced and remote areas in the Pacific and South East Asia.

Already governments and telecommunications providers in three South East Asian countries and 11 Pacific Island countries have signed up for Kacific's services which are scheduled to come on line in 2019.

Kacific chief executive Christian Patoraux spoke with Koroi Hawkins who began by asking about the viability of running a satellite with such a huge footprint in the Pacific.

National Telecommunication Authority's satellite reception disks at its Majuro headquarters

Photo: Giff Johnson