By Donna De Jesus, PNC News First
May 8, 2017
Guam – Last Friday, DoCoMo Pacific invited guests on the CS Responder, the ship that is installing the ATISA submarine cable system.
A range of telecommunication services and the fastest internet speeds DoCoMo Pacific currently offers to Guam customers will be available to Saipan, Tinian, and Rota customers as well.
The company has invested $26 million in ATISA, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that the vessel, CS Responder, is nearly done laying. This system incorporates optical fibers that can deliver the fastest broadband speeds up to 100 Mbps, TV entertainment options that include DoCoMo Pacific’s newly-introduced TiVo service plus over 200 digital channels, and vast enterprise solutions to the Marianas.
According to DoCoMo Pacific’s President and CEO, Jonathan Kriegel, the project is more than just an expanded business venture for DoCoMo Pacific, but an opportunity to help Guam’s neighboring islands have access to better telecommunication services.
“If we can connect our businesses and switching centers here in Guam with our networks up in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota at a reasonable cost, this will allow the hospital to have much more bandwidth at a reasonable cost; it will allow the College of the Northern Marianas and the public school system to do so much more; it’ll allow public safety to be linked to the rest of the world, and linked amongst the islands in a better way,” Kriegel said.