Blue Arcus helps Tuvalu Telecommunication Corporation launch 3G, 4G LTE & Wi-Fi services in Tuvalu

Blue Arcus TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED - FRIDAY, 05, July 2019

With Blue Arcus’ solutions for 4G LTE and Wi-Fi services, Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) achieved a swift rollout of innovative 4G broadband and voice services with great customer experience throughout Tuvalu.

Blue Arcus Technologies (www.bluearcus.com), is a leading provider of cost-effective mobile network solutions with specialisation in remote connectivity. This specialization along with field experience enabled Blue Arcus to launch 4G LTE and Wi-Fi services at TTC in Tuvalu.

As part of the project, Blue Arcus (BA) deployed 4G and Wi-Fi solutions with its remote mobile network solutions enabling TTC to launch innovative 4G data and voice services.

Prior to this, Tuvalu was on 3G network in partnership with another Pacific operator and the mandate was to enable 4G network on par with the rest of the world. Blue Arcus was awarded this turnkey 4G project by TTC, underlining their strategic partnership approach, completeness of solution, cost-effectiveness and deployment capabilities. As a strategic partner, BA not only provided infrastructure but also 360⁰ training support, bundled billing system and full ownership of network uptime for TTC.

One of the key initiatives was the implementation of 4G VoLTE i.e. voice on 4G network with IMS (Internet Multimedia Services) architecture along with CSFB service. Other benefits of the Blue Arcus solution included a faster network, better digital experience, increase in mobile broadband revenues with application-based charging, bundled content & apps, family & shared plans and many other innovative use cases.

“For roll out of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi networks we were looking to partner with proven 4G LTE and Wi-Fi leadership, innovation and deployment expertise,” said Simeti Lopati, CEO for TTC. “With the efforts and expertise of Blue Arcus, we have successfully transformed the island’s telecommunication landscape. This huge initiative of moving to 4G services from 3G has catalysed communication and business in this remote island of ours.” he further added.

The massive impact of this network manifested in long queues of people waiting to sign up for the services immediately upon launch. The subscriber forecast turned out to be rather conservative as sign ups were 3 times the forecast numbers.

“It gave us great pleasure to partner with TTC in the launch of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi in Tuvalu. We have even deployed 4G, VoLTE and CSFB to address non-VoLTE devices. We share TTC’s vision to rapidly monetize and revolutionise the telecom landscape in Tuvalu, with best in class technology and customer experience,” said Naren Yanamadala, CEO of Blue Arcus. He added, “We leveraged our expertise in cost-effective remote connectivity along with our proven industry experience like we had successfully in the past on multiple occasions.”

About Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation

Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TCC) is a state-owned enterprise of the Tuvalu government established under the Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation Act 1993 and currently the only operator in Tuvalu. TTC provides fixed line telephone communications and internet services to subscribers on each island and mobile phone services on Funafuti, Vaitupu, Nukulaelae, Nanumea and Niutao. With the exception of a few services operated by the ICT department and other Government Agencies, TTC owns and operates the majority of the ICT/Telecommunication infrastructure in the Country. TTC is a reseller of Sky Pacific Satellite TV service, previously owned by Fiji Television Limited. 

About Blue Arcus

Blue Arcus Technologies Inc. (Blue Arcus) is the brainchild of a group of experienced engineers and experts in the Telecom industry who identified the need for focused and reliable telecom network support for remote areas. Headquartered in California, USA, also has a presence in Shenzhen (China), Manila (Philippines), Hyderabad (India) and Sydney (Australia). With its core competencies defined by their expertise in the field of sustainable & affordable turn-key network solutions, Blue Arcus commits itself to providing the best network solution and telecom engineering to its customers worldwide.

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