O3B LAUNCH UPDATE
June 13, 2014
FSMTC has signed five year agreements with O3b for the states of Yap and Chuuk. The multi-million dollar service agreement will enable FSMTC to significantly improve Internet and communication services in Yap and Chuuk through high-speed, low-latency international bandwidth.
O3b Networks has informed FSMTC that the second group of satellites is scheduled to launch July 10 from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The second four satellites, which will join the initial four already in operation, are needed to deliver commercial service to the FSM.
Pending the successful launch of the next four satellites on July 10, FSMTC aims to begin testing the new service in Yap by early August. Deployment of O3b service in Chuuk is currently scheduled for September. Customers in those states will be transparently migrated to the new service once testing is complete.
3G INSTALLATION COMMENCES
June 01, 2014
Installation of FSMTC's next generation mobile data network has begun. Engineers from ZTE and Acclinks arrived in mid-May to work alongside FSMTC personnel installing the new system.
The 3G service will deliver broadband Internet speeds directly to customers 3G capable mobile devices. The service is currently scheduled for launch in Pohnpei in early July, just ahead of the 8th Micronesian Games. The Games will provide a unique opportunity for FSMTC to stress test the system and resolve any issues prior to deployment across the Federation. Service will be rolled out in Yap, Chuuk and Kosrae in the months following the games.
FSMTC is developing new daily, monthly and pay as you go prepaid mobile pricing plans. The competitive new packages will allow consumers to fully realize the benefits of the upgraded mobile network while giving them the choice to select a package best suited to their needs.
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST
Do you have a loved one or friend who would be interested
to know what is happening in the islands, but is out of reach
of that conventional radio? FSM Telecom is pleased to announce
that it is now streaming each of the state radio stations in
Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae here.Please spread the word about this free
service brought to you LIVE courtesy of
Anybody who has
access to the Internet with audio output (speakers or
headphones) can easily tune-in. Below are the links for each
state radio station.
DISCLAIMER: Streaming radio
service is a service provided AS IS. Content of radio
broadcast is the responsibility of each radio station and FSM
Telecom assumes no liability or warranty of service. Should
there be any need to question content of the radio broadcast
being streamed please contact the radio station directly.
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