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DOCOMO Pacific and Hawaii Pacific Teleport partnership offers satellite access solutions to Pacific region

(21 January 2019 - Hawaii Pacific Teleport) DOCOMO Pacific, the leading provider of telecommunications services in Guam and the CNMI, and Hawaii Pacific Teleport (HPT), a Hawaii-based international provider of satellite and fiber-based communications, are making a major investment in connectivity enhancements by expanding their presence in the satellite teleport business.

Through an exciting new partnership with HPT, DOCOMO Pacific is growing its telecommunications footprint by expanding its reach and capabilities to connect global customers through satellite teleport services. HPT will increase its existing telecommunications reach to those satellites not visible in Hawaii and benefit from DOCOMO Pacific's robust, dark fiber network extending throughout Guam and international fiber POPs.

The partnership, created in 2018, is the first of its kind between DOCOMO and HPT. This partnership with HPT allows DOCOMO Pacific to improve carrier quality connectivity, enhance colocation and disaster recovery for partnering companies, and offer network redundancy and diversity through satellite bandwidth to islands with limited subsea cables. HPT will leverage its satellite teleport experience to establish and operate the 12,000-square-foot Guam teleport located in Pulantat, Guam, and will offer a U.S. based teleport facility in the Pacific with access to a number of countries with lower latency and multiple backhaul options.

"Over the past year, it's been great to build our relationship and work together with Hawaii Pacific Teleport. As an innovator of new and emerging technology, we're excited to grow our footprint while offering unique communication services throughout the region. Our partnership with HPT allows DOCOMO Pacific to improve the communication needs of many organizations while helping them connect millions around the world. We look forward to the many benefits this new venture will bring to our region while allowing us to remain a leader in innovation and telecommunications in Guam and the CNMI." Roderick Boss, President and CEO, DOCOMO Pacific.

"DOCOMO Pacific is a natural partner for HPT to help complete the most robust and comprehensive fiber and satellite communications coverage throughout the Pacific area of reach," said Leeana Smith-Ryland, CEO of HPT. "Coupled with HPT's existing facilities and visible arc, the new Guam teleport will expand into new satellite footprints and fortify the existing Pacific coverage area."

About DOCOMO Pacific

DOCOMO Pacific is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO. Headquartered in Tamuning Guam, DOCOMO Pacific is the largest provider of telecommunications services in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

DOCOMO Pacific provides a full range of Carrier Services connecting the Marianas (Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Rota) and beyond, from simple cross connects to comprehensive international connectivity. DOCOMO Pacific continues to lead the telecommunications industry in the Marianas as the only MEF 2.0 Carrier Ethernet Certified Company and fosters continual innovation with a DOCOMO 5G Open Lab set to open at its headquarters in Tamuning, Guam in early 2019.

About Hawaii Pacific Teleport

Hawaii Pacific Teleport (HPT), located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is an international provider of satellite and fiber-based communications, providing connectivity between the Americas and Australasian region. HPT's unique infrastructure and 24/7 network operating center leverages Hawaii's strategic location to offer a complete international telecommunications facility for telephony, VoIP, videoconferencing, VPN, DVB-IP multicasting, IP connectivity, and television broadcasting services.