Fiji takes “massive leap forward” with Starlink

Lightspeed Pacific’s Executive Chair, Richard Broadbridge, says Fiji has taken a “massive leap forward” in allowing Starlink services in the country. The company last week announced its official status as Fiji’s

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Regulator disrupts Starlink services during Tonga’s ongoing communications crisis

The Tonga government considers that Starlink‘s roaming network services linked to personal satellite antennas, to be illegal in Tonga, even when they are on ships and yachts passing through Tongan waters and on

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In the shadow of global challenges

Cybersecurity threats and governing generative AI are amongst the most pressing challenges facing telecommunications companies globally. While the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) characterises the

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Starlink is now live across Fiji

The SpaceX satcoms service Starlink is now live across the more than 300 islands in Fiji, marking, the company says, the 99th country, territory or market around the world where Starlink’s high-speed internet service

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Government considering issuing Starlink a licence in Tonga

The Tonga Government is considering issuing Starlink a licence to offer broadband internet services in Tonga.  The Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni told a media briefing last week that Starlink had

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Temporary ban on Starlink imports in Samoa

The Samoa Office of the Telecommunication Regulator (OOTR) temporarily banned the importation of Space X’s Starlink kits and Customs will seize any type of unit sighted at border control. Regulator, Lematua Gisa

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SpaceX apply for license to operate in Samoa

Samoa’s digital landscape is soon to leapfrog if the government grants a license to Space Exploration Technologies Corp., commonly known as SpaceX, to operate in Samoa. This was confirmed by the Regulator, Lematua

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Cook Islands telecommunications regulator defends Starlink users

Cook Islands telecommunications regulator head Bernard Hill said regional regulators who are banning the use of Starlink might have an “overinflated view” of their importance. His comments come after reports in

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Sky-high hopes from Starlink

But experts say it's not the sole solution In the vast expanse of the Pacific, where connectivity challenges have persisted for decades, the arrival of Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet venture, is creating

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