GTA expands LTE coverage in Guam
Tamuning (Guam), Friday, February 27, 2015 – GTA announced today plans to expand its 4G LTE network to reach 95 percent of areas where island residents live, work, and play by September 2015. The company first launched LTE (Long Term Evolution) in October 2013. As part of plans to further improve LTE coverage this year, GTA is adding 21 new sites to include one on Andersen Airforce Base in Yigo.
Recent investments in the network allow GTA to offer wider network coverage, faster wireless internet speeds, and provide a broader selection of premium LTE smartphones for customers. With LTE, wireless subscribers can browse the Internet, watch videos, and download music and applications faster than ever before.
Robert Haulbrook, GTA president and chief executive officer, says, “We continue to see a large demand for wireless data. With the introduction of new technology like LTE, we are able to deliver better call quality, fewer dropped calls, and faster data speeds when customers are away from home. At GTA, our mission is to expand coverage, drive investments, and deliver Guam’s most advanced wireless experience to island residents.”
In 2014, GTA successfully acquired spectrum to increase capacity and internet speeds on the 4G LTE network. In addition to this, the company is building additional 3G sites for this year alone and is investing over $20 million in various network improvements for 2015.
Haulbrook says, “At GTA, we value our customers and want to provide a superior and consistent user experience. We are always looking for opportunities to enhance our network to meet the long-term needs of our customers. Investing in our network and infrastructure is our way of accomplishing this goal.”
GTA was the first wireless company on Guam to introduce smartphones in September 2006 and is currently Guam’s market leader in smartphones.
For more information, customers can contact us at 644-4482 or visit our website at 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; 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 managed.