|[April 04, 2014]
GTA to Invest $10 Million in Network Upgrades
TAMUNING, Guam --(Business Wire)--
GTA (News - Alert) announced today it plans to invest approximately $10 million in
network upgrades to further improve the communications experience it
offers its customers. The upgrades will also help GTA serve the
increasing demand for its quad-play offerings.
"On the wireless side of the business alone, data usage grew three-fold
in 2013," said GTA President and CEO Robert Haulbrook. "As the leading
smartphone provider, and with 82% of our postpaid wireless customers
using smartphones, we are likely to see data usage continue to grow."
In October 2013, GTA launched 4G LTE (News - Alert) to serve the increased demand for
data service from its large smartphone subscriber base.
GTA's planned wireless network upgrades, some of which are already
underway, include adding additional 3G and 4G LTE cellular sites to its
network, increasing core network capacity, implementing LTE roaming, and
acquiring additional spectrum. Those upgrades will allow GTA to serve
more customers with faster speeds while continuing to improve the
quality and reliability of its wireless network.
GA is also investing in upgrades to strengthen the Internet backbone to
the U.S. and expand its DSL coverage and offerings.
The planned $10 million adds to the more than $90 million GTA has
invested in network enhancements since becoming privatized in 2005.
During this period GTA has expanded its service offerings, becoming a
major quad-player in the island and a leading provider of communications
services to the U.S. military.
"These investments reflect our commitment to serving Guam's business,
residential, and government/military customers with a world-class
experience," said Haulbrook.
For more information about GTA visit http://www.gta.net,
GTA provides complete communications
services in Guam. These include local and long-distance telephone
service; wireless; DSL Internet access; advanced digital television, or
IPTV (News - Alert); and carrier-class data circuits. The company also operates a data
center in Guam for offering business data storage and managed wide-area
networking. Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA is privately owned and locally
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