Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation’s (TTC) is upgrading its network with satellite services provider ABS to expand Pacific Islands connectivity.
The layout of Tuvalu’s nine islands makes satellite the only feasible technology for inter-island connectivity, reports Via Satellite. The four-year contract with ABS will see TTC expand 4G coverage to the final two outer islands of the archipelago - Nanumea and Niutao – and increase bandwidth.
Tomalu Talu, Acting COO of TTC, said: ‘Through the expansion plans with ABS, we are able to continue the support of critical communications on Tuvalu, ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is constantly available to support the needs of our population. An increase in satellite bandwidth is considered important at this point in time because it will help meet the rapid demand growth of ICT in the present Tuvalu market.’