GTA, a provider of fixed and mobile telephony, internet access and digital television services in Guam, has announced plans to invest around USD10 million in network upgrades to improve the communications experience it offers its customers and also to serve an increasing demand for its quad-play offerings. The company’s planned wireless network upgrades, some of which are already underway, include adding new 3G and 4G LTE cellular sites to its network, increasing core network capacity, implementing LTE roaming, and acquiring additional spectrum. ‘On the wireless side of the business alone, data usage grew three-fold in 2013,’ commented GTA president and CEO Robert Haulbrook, adding: ‘As the leading smartphone provider, and with 82% of our post-paid wireless customers using smartphones, we are likely to see data usage continue to grow.’ The operator says the upgrades will allow it to serve more customers with faster speeds while continuing to improve the quality and reliability of its wireless network. GTA is also investing in upgrades to strengthen the internet backbone to the US and expand its DSL coverage and offerings. Since privatisation in 2005, the firm has invested more than USD90 million in network enhancements.