Kacific launches rural satellite service in Vanuatu

20 Jul 2016

Kacific Broadband Satellites has announced the launch of a high speed broadband internet connection in the rural Lambubu area on Malekula Island in Vanuatu. The service, which is based at Lambubu Primary School, provides maximum speeds of 17Mbps delivered by satellite. A small VSAT terminal has been installed to receive the signal, allowing all villagers to benefit from high speed internet connectivity. Other schools and healthcare centres will be connected over the next few weeks. The installation, which is Kacific’s first operational service, is a joint project with the Vanuatu government and local ISP Telsat.

‘The broadband connectivity from Kacific is a major step in our work to provide universal internet access to the people of Vanuatu,’ commented Dalsie Baniala, head of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR), adding: ‘The computer lab at Lambubu School will in future develop into a government service centre, providing internet and educational and health services to the wider community. This connectivity will provide previously unheard of educational opportunities for the children, as well as improving health outcomes for all villagers.’

Vanuatu, Kacific, Telsat Broadband