IT&E Overlays CDMA Network with GSM in the Northern Mariana Islands
Published on: 23rd Jan 2013
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Guam based IT E says that it has launched a GSM network serving the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Engineers and technicians installed three GSM base stations to pre existing CDMA sites in Sinapalo Sonsong and Northern Marianas College in December 2012 in the southernmost corner of the Commonwealth.
"This is the latest step in our continuing effort to bring improved products and services to people of the Marianas," said IT&E Managing Director, CNMI, Rose Soledad. "Our technicians are currently working on projects that will further improve our region's most complete communications network."
IT&E Network Engineer, Inos Yamada, credited the two-week project's on-schedule completion to the hard work and cooperation between IT&E's Eric Barcinas, Ramir De Leon, John Manibusan, Ray Guerrero, and their counterparts with Pacific Micro Tower.
"Everything went as planned. Now our subscribers will be able to experience the same service and coverage enjoyed by IT&E's CDMA subscribers," Yamada said.
Rota residents can upgrade their GSM service by trading their current SIM cards for an IT&E SIM card with a free $15 prepaid load.