Kacific Broadband Satellites Group wins Best Digital Inclusion ICT award


Photo supplied by Pacific ICT Days. Matteo Catanuto (right) accepts Best Digital Inclusion Award for Kacific.

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has been presented with 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 affordable internet through a small and easily maintained satellite dish.

Commenting on the award, Christian Patouraux, CEO and founder, said: “The world needs what we’re doing at Kacific. 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 has reported that its services will be upgraded to improved speeds in December 2019 when its new high throughput satellite (HTS), Kacific1, comes into operation.