DoCoMo Pacific, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese telecoms company NTT DOCOMO, has upgraded the broadband connection speed of its ‘Fusion’ product bundles at no additional cost to subscribers. Following the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 technology, downstream rates for the quad-play packages have increased from 2Mbps to 2.5Mbps, from 6Mbps to 12Mbps and from 10Mbps to 30Mbps. ‘These are fastest speeds ever on Guam offered to residential customers,’ stated Tom Valderrama, the company’s vice president of marketing, adding: ‘The biggest benefit to consumers is that multiple devices, services and applications such as tablets, gaming and Netflix, can be on the same internet connection at the same time without buffering.’ All subscribers with download speeds 6Mbps and above will need to exchange their current modem with a DOCSIS 3.0 high speed cable modem for free at one of the company’s stores. ‘We’re very excited with this upgrade. DOCSIS 3.0 gives us a platform to offer more bandwidth and services,’ noted Paul Carlson, vice president of Internet Operations.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that DoCoMo Pacific began offering Fusion quad-play packages in July 2013 following the acquisition of MCV Broadband, a supplier of cable TV, telephony and high speed internet services in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), in May 2013. The packages bundle television, broadband internet and fixed and mobile telephony services, with prices starting at USD136 per month.