GTA TeleGuam sets sights on conquering the Mariana Islands market

With a new CEO and owner in place, GTA TeleGuam is seeking new opportunities outside of the Guam market with plans to expand its services to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

GTA TeleGuam retail store

A GTA retail location on Guam.

Already, the service provider cleared one hurdle to reach that goal as the CNMI Public Utilities Commission has given it the green light to begin offering services to its region's residents and businesses.

"This is a win for the Northern Mariana Islands," said Dan Tydingco, executive vice president of external and legal affairs for GTA TeleGuam, adding that "It ... ensures fair competition and will motivate service providers to innovate and offer improved network customer services."

However, GTA has not set an official date when they are going to start offering service because they still need to establish an interconnection agreement with CNMI's incumbent service provider IT&E.

News of the service provider pursuing opportunities outside of Guam comes on the heels of its $10 million plan to enhance its wireline and wireless services.  

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