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Kacific and Tata Communications ink global IP connectivity and cyber security deal

(28 November 2019 - Kacific) Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has selected Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, to provide terrestrial connectivity services as it readies for the launch of its first satellite, Kacific1.

Tata Communications will provide global internet and state-of-the-art cyber security services for Kacific’s Ka-band satellite network.

“Kacific chose to enter into this arrangement with Tata Communications because of the sophistication and scale of the company’s global network and its unrivalled security expertise,” says Kacific CEO, Christian Patouraux. “Our high-speed broadband will reach people living across both the most remote rural locations and the most densely populated urban centers in the Asia Pacific region.

“Tata Communications has a highly skilled network and security team and a leading edge technology that will support the Kacific1 satellite IP delivery network to deliver optimal and redundant performance across the region. Relying on that network, the Kacific satellite system will make internet connectivity affordable for millions of people who are currently unserved or under-served.”

Brian Morris, Vice President and General Manager of Global Media & Entertainment Services at Tata Communications says, “Robust connectivity is the foundation of any digital solution. At Tata Communications, we understand the need for a network that is global, reliable, secure and scalable. We believe in Kacific’s vision to bridge the digital divide by providing high-quality broadband access to underserved areas of the Asia Pacific. We are pleased to work with Kacific to provide them a unified service across security and network management.”

Tata Communications is a leading digital infrastructure service provider and is one of the world’s largest telecommunication companies with a global network reaching over 200 countries and territories. The company serves over 7,000 customers globally that represent over 300 of the Fortune 500. Tata Communications’ global network will provide multi gigabit connectivity with unparalleled redundancy and security to Kacific. Kacific will benefit from the Tata Communications’ advanced subsea fibre network which underpins the internet backbone, where its network carries around 30% of the world’s internet routes.

Kacific1 is a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) that will use 56 high-power Ka-band beams to deliver affordable, high-speed broadband to telecommunications companies, internet service providers and governments in South East Asia and the Pacific

About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global digital infrastructure provider that powers today’s fast growing digital economy.

The company’s customers represent 300 of the Fortune 500 whose digital transformation journeys are enabled by its portfolio of integrated, globally managed services that deliver local customer experiences. Through its network, cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), collaboration and security services, Tata Communications carries around 30% of the world’s internet routes and connects businesses to 60% of the world’s cloud giants and 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers.

The company’s capabilities are underpinned by its global network. It is the world’s largest wholly owned subsea fibre backbone and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories.

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and is present in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

About Kacific

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is a satellite operator providing high-speed broadband for underserved, remote and rural markets. Kacific broadband fosters greater internet usage and fuels economic growth and improvements in service delivery across covered regions. Its high-power satellites use the latest multi-beam space communications and ground technology. Kacific’s first satellite, Kacific1, focuses on the Pacific and South East Asia. Kacific’s headquarters are in Singapore with operations out of Vanuatu.