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Kacific prepares launch of its second broadband satellite

Paris, 3 November 2020. – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is preparing its second satellite, Kacific2, the Singapore-based company said.

Kacific2 will cover Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea and it will expand coverage into South East Asia and further into Central and Western Asia, the company said.

“Like Kacific1, Kacific2 will use a spot beam system with dynamic bandwidth reallocation to respond to changes in market demand pre and post launch,” Kacific said. “This advanced technology allows Kacific to respond rapidly to new growth opportunities and provide a broader range of services for each market, by changing bandwidth configuration even when the satellite is already in orbit. Kacific2 will also take advantage of the latest beam forming technologies.”

Kacific1 was launched in December 2019.

“The successful launch and deployment of Kacific1 last year and current strong demand for its services allowed us to prove both our capabilities and our business case despite the pandemic,” Christian Patouraux, CEO of Kacific, said. “We’ve shown how rapidly we can meet pent-up demand for internet access in Asia and the Pacific with satellite technology, not only as trunk and mobile backhaul links to telcos but also as direct broadband internet to governments and to ISPs serving enterprises and consumers.”

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