IT&E extends LTE coverage, increases data speeds


IT&E announced yesterday that it has completed the installation of LTE high speed data capability at both their airport and Lower Base cellular sites.

“We are very proud that we are now able to provide even more lT&E coverage and faster speeds to our wireless customers. Our test results…show that we are sometimes achieving download speeds approaching 100 mbps. Since our customers only need about 3 mbps to watch videos without buffering, we are sure that our wireless subscribers will be very happy with these results,” said John Compton, IT&E’s chief operating officer. “These new LTE sites are just the latest ones to be installed. In 2016, we installed LTE capacity on Navy Hill, in Dandan, Chalan Laulau, Afetna, Kagman, San Roque, and Garapan. In 2017, we will also install LTE capability in at least Tanapag, San Antonio, and a second LTE site in Dandan.”

IT&E is investing millions of dollars in both its buried cable and wireless networks to provide improved internet speeds and better overall service. These improvements include laying buried fiber optic cables around the island, connecting all cellular sites to this fiber optic network, and expanding the 4G/LTE capabilities of its wireless networks.

IT&E invested over $6 million in the CNMI in 2016 and has the plans to spend at least the same amount in 2017.

For more information, stop by IT&E’s Chalan Lau Lau Store on Middle Road or their Garapan store inside the TSL building. Additional information is also available by calling the IT&E Customer Call Center at (670) 682-2273. (IT&E)

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