Vanuatu-registered Kacific disclosed on its website that its Kacific-1 satellite has begun a testing phase ahead of an expected launch next year. The next-generation satellite – which will provide high speed, low-cost broadband services to Pacific nations – is undergoing testing and integration of its electronic communications systems and satellite platform including power and propulsion systems. The communications antennas are being prepared for range tests starting in the next few weeks. Kacific has recently recruited additional sales representatives to establish more service provider relationships to grow its broadband capacity business in Asia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
Alongside Vanuatu, other Pacific nations that have been lined up to receive broadband capacity from Kacific include Kiribati, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Tonga, Tokelau and others.