Faster broadband transforms service

Wednesday April 15, 2015 Written by Release Published in Technology
Cabinet Minister Nandi Glassie and Atiu Telecom Cook Islands supervisor Tupuna Rau celebrate the arrival of high speed broadband internet services on Atiu. Cabinet Minister Nandi Glassie and Atiu Telecom Cook Islands supervisor Tupuna Rau celebrate the arrival of high speed broadband internet services on Atiu.

Telecom Cook Islands continues to roll out its new high speed broadband internet services via O3b’s satellite network, with the service being launched in Atiu, Mangaia and Aitutaki recently.

First launched in Rarotonga last year, the new service greatly improves broadband internet capacity on the three islands.

Customers who tested the service prior to the launch advised they were very happy with the service.  

Telecom’s commitment to providing high speed broadband via the O3b service is something to be proud of, said Atiu MP and Cabinet Minister Nandie Glassie. 

“It is certainly going to have positive benefits to the island of Atiu as well as the other islands in terms of e-health, education, and even tourism, as well as providing faster access to social media.”

Engineering and satellite systems manager John Teiti and his team and chief technology officer Robert McFadzien have been working closely with O3b Networks to deliver the high speed broadband internet service.

Telecom expects to have some service interruptions to the new installations, particularly during adverse weather conditions.  

“The company will maintain and expand its backup solution using traditional satellite services to attend to this situation,” a company spokesman said.

Mauke will be the next island to receive high speed broadband services using O3b.

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