Reaching latencies of 90msec with blended capability

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Written on 21 Sep 2017

Reaching latencies of 90msec with blended capability

Together with ASTCA, we’re bringing broadband services to every household, business and critical institution in American Samoa.



Delivering high-speed connectivity to remote Pacific Islands presents a number of challenges.  In American Samoa, citizens, businesses and visitors are seeking high-quality broadband connectivity, despite their location on the globe.

ASTCA provides local service and worldwide long distance connections to the main island and principal outer islands of American Samoa. More than 80% of the islands households subscribe to ASTCA’s telephone services. Bringing affordable, yet state-of-the-art broadband capacity to the islands was the company’s next big step.

Our partnership has enabled ASTCA to double the broadband capacity available to its residents, significantly improving network speeds, reliability, and providing redundancy for the submarine fibre-optic system. ASTCA’s unique and innovate implementation of our trunking solution blends satellite broadband with fibre-optic capacity that runs below the sea. This solution ensures customers see a blended latency of less than 90 milliseconds throughout the day.

“We are excited about the launch of the Trunk solution, and how well it has blended with the existing submarine fibre-optic capacity,” says Roy Hall, Jr., Chairman of ASTCA. “Internet access is extremely important to the way our territory is changing, and it greatly impacts our ability to integrate with the world economy and participate in opportunities that require technological foundations. The Trunk solution is also critical to the success of the Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory (BLAST) Project, which will link the main islands of American Samoa to make it possible to deliver true broadband services to every household, business and critical institution.”

Written on 21 Sep 2017