GTA TeleGuam Expands Capacity for Trans-Pacific Communications

Guam is ‘natural’ communications gateway between Asia-Pacific Rim and U.S.

HONOLULU--()--GTA TeleGuam today announced it has substantially increased capacity for trans-Pacific communications and upgraded its carrier collocation facilities in Los Angeles and Guam to provide additional capabilities for commercial communications traffic between the Asia-Pacific Rim and the United States. The company made the announcement during the 32nd annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu.

GTA TeleGuam boosted its capacity by more than 40 percent in conjunction with the recent completion of the 12,400-mile Asia America Gateway (AAG) undersea fiber-optic cable. GTA TeleGuam also recently upgraded and relocated its presence in the carrier hotel at One Wilshire in Los Angeles and related network facilities on Guam.

“Better than ever, GTA TeleGuam is uniquely positioned to offer carriers and commercial customers more capacity and route diversity, especially during the anticipated military build-up on Guam and its effect on inter-regional communications,” said Dan Moffat, president and CEO of GTA TeleGuam.

AAG connects to a submarine cable landing station in Tanguisson, Guam, one of three on the 212-square-miles island. The other two stations are at Tumon Bay and Piti. GTA TeleGuam has a node presence at each of the landing stations that are interconnected on the company’s fiber optic network ring based on DWDM technology, short for dense wavelength digital multiplexing.

This allows GTA TeleGuam to offer local interconnections to alternate carriers and multiple submarine cable routes with landing points at other stations on Guam. There are currently 10 separate submarine cables with landing points on Guam, connecting Asia and Australia with the United States. Two other submarine cables are under construction.

In addition to local interconnections, GTA TeleGuam also provides collocation and local data storage. By storing, or caching, data on Guam, companies can improve trans-Pacific latency, speed and business continuity. GTA TeleGuam operates a carrier-class data center in Piti, Guam.

“As a U.S. Territory, Guam is subject to all U.S. federal laws and FCC jurisdiction,” Moffat said. “This makes Guam especially appealing as a natural gateway to Asia and the Pacific Rim.”

The United States is planning to relocate 8,000 marines from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam over the next five years. The military build-up on Guam is expected to create thousands of new jobs, housing and infrastructure improvements including telecommunications.

About GTA TeleGuam

GTA TeleGuam provides complete communications services on Guam. These include local and long-distance telephone service, 3G wireless, DSL Internet access, advanced television, or IPTV, and carrier-class data circuits. The company also operates a data center on Guam for offering business data storage and managed wide area networking. Based in Tamuning, Guam, GTA TeleGuam is privately owned and locally managed. Shamrock Capital Advisors, a California-based private equity firm founded as the Roy E. Disney Family investment company, and GE provide financial backing to GTA TeleGuam. The company’s website is www.gta.net. Phone: 1-671-644-4482.

Contacts

GTA TeleGuam
Cora Yanger Bejado
1-671-644-0106 (o)
1-671-488-2672 (m)
cora@gta.net

Release Summary

Today, at PTC 2010, GTA TeleGuam announced alternate trans-Pacific cable routing, local interconnections in Guam and increased submarine fiber transport capacity.

Contacts

GTA TeleGuam
Cora Yanger Bejado
1-671-644-0106 (o)
1-671-488-2672 (m)
cora@gta.net