HGC and Kacific to deliver low latency broadband across Southeast Asia

HGC and Kacific to deliver low latency broadband across Southeast Asia

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HGC Global Communications (HGC) and Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) have partnered to boost connectivity across emerging markets in the Philippines.

Under the terms of the collaboration, the two will offer faster, safer, and ultimately more reliable critical infrastructure for Philippines’ enterprise users as well as industries including mining, government, banks, financial institutions, schools, health clinics, telemedicine and remote healthcare.

“The Philippines is undergoing a tremendous shift as its economy converts to digital, and the need for critical digital infrastructure has never been greater than right now," said Ravindran Mahalingam, senior vice president of international business at HGC.

"From enterprises to OTTs providing virtual banking, streaming services and more, this is a turning point in the facilitating business’ digitalisation.”

Specifically, HGC will provide the international IP routes to Kacific that will use it to deliver internet access to remote, internet deprived areas through satellite technology where there is a lack of fibre.

Using HGC’s Eyeball-as-a-Servic (EaaS) Solution, Kacific will be able to significantly reduce latency times and further deploy innovation breakthroughs on the ground with a new line of high-performance and cost-effective broadband terminals.

“Our focus has always been to work in partnership with major international carriers and with strong local partners to complement our satellite assets and advance the global broadband infrastructure,” said Cyril Annarella, chief operations officer at Kacific.

“HGC is highly regarded in Asia and the global markets and is a well-known pioneer in the telecommunication arena. The skills and expertise HGC bring to this project allows us to continuously deliver a world class service to our markets and make a rapid and lasting difference to the people of Southeast Asia.

Kacific’s launched its geostationary Ka-band satellite, Kacific1, in December 2019 to provide high-speed, reliable broadband connectivity to the underserved rural and suburban communities.

While HGC's EaaS has been created to maximise regional routing and IP related services, delivering route diversity that achieves ultra-low-latency of less than 10 ms.

“This project is not only remarkable from a technical standpoint from Earth to space and back, but it also has a tremendous philanthropist side to it because we are helping to connect the unconnected across swathes of Southeast Asia that are full of talent but that until now lacked the digital tools to shine,” said Cliff Tam, senior vice president of global data strategy for international business at HGC.

“We look forward to continuing working with Kacific as well as all the enterprise/OTT users and other verticals to help them take the first step towards modernizing their operations.”

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