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January 23rd, 2019

Partnership Finds DOCOMO Pacific and Hawaii Pacific Teleport Committing to a Major Investment

DOCOMO PACIFIC and Hawaii Pacific Teleport ('HPT' are making a major investment in connectivity enhancements by expanding their presence in the satellite teleport business. 

In partnership with HPT, DOCOMO PACIFIC is growing their telecommunications footprint by expanding the firm's reach and capabilities to connect global customers through satellite teleport services.  HPT will increase its existing telecommunications reach to those satellites not visible in Hawaii and benefit from DOCOMO PACIFIC's robust, dark fiber network extending throughout Guam and international fiber POPs.    

The partnership, created in 2018, is the first of its kind between DOCOMO and HPT. This partnership with HPT allows DOCOMO PACIFIC to improve carrier quality connectivity, enhance colocation and disaster recovery for partnering companies, and offer network redundancy and diversity through satellite bandwidth to islands with limited subsea cables. HPT will leverage its satellite teleport experience to establish and operate the 12,000-square-foot Guam teleport located in Pulantat, Guam, and will offer a U.S. based teleport facility in the Pacific with access to a number of countries with lower latency and multiple backhaul options.

Executive Comments

Roderick Boss, President and CEO, DOCOMO PACIFIC, sand that over the past year, it's been great to build this relationship and work with Hawaii Pacific Teleport. As an innovator of new and emerging technology, the company is excited to grow the firm's footprint while offering unique communication services throughout the region. This partnership with HPT allows DOCOMO PACIFIC to improve the communication needs of many organizations while helping them connect millions around the world while allowing the company to remain a leader in innovation and telecommunications in Guam and the CNMI.

Leeana Smith-Ryland, CEO of HPT, noted that DOCOMO PACIFIC is a natural partner for HPT to help complete the most robust and comprehensive fiber and satellite communications coverage throughout the Pacific area of reach. Coupled with HPT's existing facilities and visible arc, the new Guam teleport will expand into new satellite footprints and fortify the existing Pacific coverage area.