February 20th, 2020 | News by Gravity
Gravity is proud to have partnered with the latest technological broadband advancements that rolled out across Asia Pacific, but most importantly - rural New Zealand.
In December 2019, Gravity's technology providers planned to launch a high-tech, state-of-the-art satellite (Kacific1) from the SpaceX launch pad.
The new satellite uses the latest technology built by Boeing (the world's largest aerospace company). It is the ﬁrst of its kind in our region, oﬀering next-generation internet connectivity and speeds. Coverage expands across 25 nations throughout southeast Asia, Paciﬁc Islands and New Zealand.
The aim was to provide high speed, aﬀordable and accessible internet to rural and remote users. Prior to 2020, a lack in technology and capacity are preventing New Zealand communities from beneﬁting from a fast internet connection. This has all changed.
Gravity has ushered in the new satellite technology, which is a game changer for farmers, rural communities and remote dwellers in New Zealand. The new broadband technology is now available on all Gravity plans.
When users connect to the internet via our new satellite technology, they can now enjoy fast speeds that have not been available before to remote and rural households. Satellite broadband customers can expect download speeds to increase by up to 4x more than what we have in the past and even more on certain plans.
Currently we have data plans with speeds of up to 30 Mbps, but we're working on even more speed!
* Based on typical 4G connection speeds, but not exclusively faster in all cases.
** Based on 2017 internet NZ survey data.
Gravity customers can now enjoy
The new satellite technology is now being offered through Gravity Internet, as of February 2020.