Kacific Partners With HGC for Broadband Service in the Philippines
Kacific Broadband Satellites (Kacific) has signed a new deal to bring satellite broadband services across the Philippines, one of Asia’s largest markets. It announced Jan. 17 that it had teamed up with HGC Global Communications (HGC), a fully-fledged information and communication technology service provider and network operator to bring services to a country with a population of over 110 million people.
Kacific and HGC are targeting areas such as mining, government, banks, financial institutions, schools, health clinics, telemedicine, and remote healthcare. Kacific’s Geostationary Orbit (GEO) Ka-band satellite, Kacific1, was launched in December 2019 to provide high-speed, reliable broadband connectivity to underserved rural and suburban communities at prices and equipment that are affordable and easily accessible. HGC has been selected as a partner to host Kacific’s IT infrastructure and critical business applications speeding up deployments and upgrades, as well as improving network latency and accelerating times to market-leading standards and upping security systems.
“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. The skills and expertise HGC brings 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,” Cyril Annarella, chief operations officer at Kacific said in a statement