Guam-based mobile operator DoCoMo Pacific has launched a range of quad-play packages following the acquisition of MCV Broadband, a supplier of cable television, telephony and high speed internet services in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), earlier this year. DoCoMo’s ‘Fusion’ bundle plans range in price from USD130 per month for the ‘Fusion Basic Data’ package which includes basic TV, mobile telephony (including 500 local minutes and unlimited SMS), a 2Mbps broadband connection and fixed telephony, to USD210 per month for ‘Fusion Unlimited Plus’, which comes with digital TV, mobile telephony (unlimited local calls, SMS and data), 10Mbps broadband and a home phone line with 100 minutes.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that DoCoMo Pacific’s Japanese parent NTT DoCoMo completed the acquisition of MCV Broadband in May this year. The Japanese firm agreed to buy MCV from Seaport Capital in August 2012, and the USD129.8 million deal received approval from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) the following December. Upon completion of the deal, NTT DoCoMo said the move would enable its Guam subsidiary ‘to offer MCV’s cable television, internet and fixed line phone services under its own brand as a one-stop quadruple play [package].’ The acquisition is also expected to strengthen DoCoMo’s mobile phone business by linking to MCV’s fibre-optic network, and will also enable the cellco to enhance the stability and capacity of its mobile network by leveraging MCV’s communications network as core infrastructure.