“The speed was phenomenal, it’s on par with fiber“

J.D. Hall, Commercial & IT Specialist, ASTCA

ASTCA Customer Story

Location

Location: American Samoa
Area: 200 km2
Capital: Pago Pago
Population: 55,165
GDP per Capita: $12,888.60
Internet Penetration Rate: 5.60%
Internet Users: 3,089
Mobile Subscribers: 51%

Overview

ASTCA provides local service covering the main island and the principal outer islands of American Samoa and offers world-wide long distance connection. More than 80% of the households in American Samoa subscribe to telephone service provided by ASTCA.

ASTCA’s unique and innovative implementation of its O3bTrunk blends satellite broadband with submarine fiber optic capacity. With this implementation customers will see a blended latency of less than 90msec throughout the day.

O3b Networks have been integral to ASTCA’s delivery of affordable, state-of-the-art broadband capacity to all citizens, visitors, and businesses in American Samoa. ASTCA’s efforts have doubled the broadband capacity available to territory residents, which has significantly improved network speeds, network reliability, and provided redundancy for the submarine fiber optic system.

Solution

Product: O3bTrunk
Region: American Samoa, Pacific Islands
Application: IP Connectivity

Customer Solution Benefit: access to competitive backhaul at fiber bandwidths and fiber latency to deliver IP backhaul to American and Western Samoa.

Roy Hall, Jr., Chairman ASTCA says…

“We are excited and pleased with the launch of the O3bTrunk solution and how well it has blended with the existing submarine fiber optic capacity. Internet access is extremely important to the way our Territory is changing and greatly impacts our ability to integrate with the world economy and participate in opportunities that require technological foundations.”

“The O3bTrunk is also critical to the success of our Broadband Linking the American Samoa Territory (B.L.A.S.T.) Project which will link the main islands of American Samoa making it possible to deliver true broadband services to every household, business, and critical institution in the Territory.”