This ISP review is on Satsig.net web site
SpeedCast (formerly PACTEL) offers a Rural Internet Connectivity System (RICS) is designed to provide 2-way Internet connectivity to all of the Pacific Island Countries with internet download speeds between 256kbits/second and 2,048kbits/second *.
The service offers:
The service is intended for telecommunication providers, schools/universities, medical institutions, remote sites and rural locations, Internet cafes, home offices and individuals.
They offer the RICS service under both Ku-Band (GE-23) and C-Band (APSTAR 6 and NSS 9).
Self-installation is the key part the RICS service. I really approve of this as it has been something I have been trying to encourage ever since I started this web site in 1999.
Customers may download the installation manual and perform the commissioning of the Satellite dish and the pointing procedures independently, thus saving costly professional installation fees. Hooray !
The complete set of equipment measures only 0.350 m3 and weights 48 kg, making shipment costs manageable. Courier services like DHL or FedEx will transport your satellite equipment without any issues. It runs on 110V/220V or 24 Volts and consumes only 35 Watts of power, resulting in compatibility with solar equipment.
Visit their support website at pactelint.com/rics_support to learn more about the simple installation process described in their downloadable Installation Manual. If you have any difficulties installing the equipment, contact the RICS Support Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone tech support +61 2 9016 3222 (9am-5pm Sydney time).
Telecommunication providers, Schools/Universities, Medical, Rural locations, Remote sites, SOHO (Small Office/Home Office), Meteorology, Geoscience, Internet Cafe
* For larger capacities, please contact them
This page is about RICS service. If you want general or specialised VSAT services such as SCPC, mobile, telephony, GSM or trunking etc, then please note there are additional coverages from other satellites. Go to their website for further information.
Note that with effect
from 18th Jan 2014, PACTEL is operating under the Speedcast name.
I have written this page based on information provided
by RICS/PACTEL and at their request.
► Page created 28 June 2010, updated 14 April 2015. Eric Johnston