BigNet signs broadband deal with Kacific
Indonesian satellite service provider BigNet has signed a $78 million agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the provision of a high-speed broadband service.
Kacific will beam signals from its high throughput (HTS) Ka-band satellites to cover the whole of Indonesia, in particular aiming to provide affordable internet to developing areas in Eastern Indonesia.
“This is a key milestone for Kacific, and a great promise for Indonesia” said Kacific CEO, Christian Patouraux. “It is the largest proof we have had to the key underlying belief behind the vision of the founders of Kacific: broadband internet demand is stifled by the current high prices. Bringing connectivity with disruptively low cost can unlock tremendous untapped demand in the South-East Asian and Pacific countries.”
Indonesia is a vast archipelago comprising over 17,000 islands. While a number of operators provide broadband to the most densely populated areas in Indonesia, the country is developing an ambitious national broadband plan, designed to bring connectivity to underserved regions.
The agreement is said to provide BigNet customers with affordable high speed internet by installing a VSAT terminal, even in isolated islands and remote rural locations.
The agreement marks Kacific’s seventh and largest deal since it announced 18 months ago that it will provide a satellite broadband service for the greater Asia-Pacific region.