Telecom Cook Islands has announced that it will spend ‘hundreds of thousands’ of New Zealand dollars (NZD1 = USD0.7) on upgrading its mobile network to overcome congestion caused by increasing use, the Cook Islands Times reported yesterday. The telco’s CEO Stuart Davies said the company had already committed to investing in a new digital exchange, which will expand capacity and enable further development of services to outer islands. The majority of the mobile subscriber base is centred on the main island, Rarotonga. Telecom Cook Islands is the country’s only telecoms service provider, and is jointly owned by the government and Telecom New Zealand.
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