Docomo Pacific gets regulator approval for ATISA cable build

Friday 21 April 2017 | 13:17 CET | News

The Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) has approved the last remaining major permit needed to start deployment of Docomo Pacific’s ATISA submarine fiber-optic cable system. Docomo Pacific may now proceed with the marine lay and shore landings for the submarine cable that will connect Guam, Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.

Scheduled for completion in June, the ATISA submarine cable system will span 279 kilometers (173 miles), acting as a communications and entertainment gateway, expanding connectivity and capacity between the Marianas, Docomo Pacific said.

The ATISA cable system will incorporate six optical fiber pairs, providing 2-way data transmission and a minimum design capacity of 4.8 terabits per second on each pair. ATISA will deliver broadband internet speeds up to 100 Mbps, TV entertainment options that include over 200 cable TV channels, fixed line telephone and enterprise services that are currently offered in Guam to customers in Saipan, Rota, and Tinian.

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