DOCOMO Pacific launches 5G on Guam

30 Oct 2019

DOCOMO Pacific has switched on 5G networks in Tamuning and Hagatna on the Pacific island of Guam – a feat it claims represents the ‘first commercial 5G launch in the Marianas’. While no technical or spectrum details have been disclosed, TeleGeography notes that the telco introduced the island’s first 5G Open Lab in March this year, allowing local and worldwide partners to test and develop practical solutions in a 5G environment. Previously, in June 2018 newly appointed DOCOMO Pacific chief executive Roderick Boss claimed that Japanese parent company NTT DOCOMO was considering using Guam as a 5G ‘test bed’ prior to its planned domestic launch in 2020.

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