IT&E, a provider of telecommunications services in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), has announced the launch of a new mobile network on the islands of Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Rota to provide customers with improved mobile data speeds and voice quality. Marianas Variety Guam reports that the company has rolled out a brand new network based on HSPA+ and LTE technology to enable customers to enjoy consistent, reliable and fast data speeds, as well as a seamless overall roaming experience while travelling abroad. The new network, which cost almost USD10 million, has boosted average data speeds from 10Mbps to 16Mbps. A wider range of wireless devices and post-paid tariff plans are also now on offer, with prices in Guam ranging from USD20 per month (10MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited SMS) to USD80 per month (10GB, unlimited minutes and SMS). Mobile broadband plans cost USD30 for a data allowance of 5GB, USD50 for 10GB and USD70 per month for 20GB. Subscribers are now also able to top-up directly from their device and receive automatic notifications when they are close to exceeding their data allowance. IT&E CEO John Compton commented: ‘Our long-term strategic goal always has been to provide our customers with the highest level of service experience and we have achieved a significant milestone with the deployment of IT&E’s new network.’
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