Guamcell makes network GSM-friendly

3 Oct 2007

Guamcell Communications, which operates a CDMA network on the Pacific island of Guam, has launched a GSM overlay across the island. Besides Guamcell’s current coverage, the new GSM service will include a GPRS core network and customers can expect to see the implementation of 3G technology in the future. Guam is an organised unincorporated territory of the United States dependent on tourism for its economy, so the benefits that will accrue from roaming traffic are an obvious motivator for the installation of GSM/GPRS technology. Guamcell’s CEO Mark Chamberlin said, ‘I am pleased to announce that Guamcell has just completed the construction of a brand new GSM network. As Guam’s leading wireless service provider we are committed to developing our product offering in response to our customer’s needs. With the introduction of this new network, we have strengthened our leadership position. The new GSM platform will allow us to offer more exciting, high quality and innovative wireless communication technology. By adding a new GSM network to a portfolio that already includes our current CDMA network, the best in customer care and superior fulfillment services, we’re confident that we will continue to lead the industry in this market.’