Satellite operator Kacific and satcom technology and solutions provider ST Engineering iDirect say they have extended their technology partnership to expand satellite connectivity in Southeast Asia and other regions.
The companies say they have reaffirmed their long-term technology partnership through deep cooperation on the ground systems infrastructure for Kacific’s fleet of satellites.
ST Engineering iDirect will provide a comprehensive next-generation ground infrastructure, including systems integration, as part of this strategic partnership.
Riding on the success of its Kacific1 satellite, Kacific is now working to expand its capabilities and coverage, adding capacity with services throughout the region.
As a first step, the company’s next-generation satellite aims to address the soaring demand for satellite connectivity in its existing Southeast Asian markets, and to extend its reach further into Southeast Asia, Central and Western Asia, and Eastern Africa.
The upcoming Kacific next-generation satellites are planned to be reconfigurable, with flexible bandwidth allocation and high spectral efficiency. ST Engineering iDirect will match the space segment with a new generation of fully scalable, distributed ground systems that leverage standards-based, automated resource and service orchestration to enable dynamic allocation of satellite resources.
It says its next-generation ground systems will enable extremely flexible services that align with new applications and changing customer demands, and facilitate the delivery of ultra-high-throughput services.
New innovations such as virtualization, cloudification and a fully digitalized ground network, combined with ST Engineering iDirect’s next-generation network management system, will allow Kacific to streamline the management and operations of a complex large-scale network, optimizing costs, performance and quality of service delivery.