IT&E expands voice and data coverage in Tinian

On August 17, IT&E officially completed the installation of two cellular sites supported by underground fiber running the length of the approximately 3.5-mile road leading to the cliff top. The sites now provide coverage along the road and up to the monument.

“Our team took on the challenges bringing coverage to a very remote area, from securing the necessary permits and permissions to acing the logistical planning. The success of this project is a testament to the dedication of our people to deliver connections that matter for our community. I commend the team for their hard work and am pleased to be able to bring this service to visitors and more of our subscribers in Tinian.” 

Jim Oehlerking, CEO of IT&E

Prior to the installation of the new cellular sites, the area had no voice or data coverage.

“We’re happy to be able to step in to meet the need of any visitors in the area to be reachable and able to call for assistance when needed. Anticipating and meeting the needs of our community is at the core of what we do. In addition, the site has profound historical significance, and we believe it is important for visitors to be able to share the experience with loved ones.”

Rose Soledad, General Manager of IT&E

Materials and manpower were transported from Saipan to Tinian to complete the project. Work officially began on August 10.

This project is part of IT&E’s ongoing commitment to provide a fast, reliable network and superb customer experience to the Marianas.

The IT&E RAN Operations team recently completed the installation of two cellular sites in Tinian to bring voice and high-speed data coverage to Suicide Cliff and the surrounding area. Work officially began on August 10 and was completed on August 17. Pictured from left are Walter Paulus, Telecommunications Engineer Assistant; Phil Gauang, RF Technical Specialist; Joe Dela Rosa Jr., Telecommunications Engineer Assistant; Tony Banatlao, RF Technical Specialist; and Manny Madreo, Tower Climber.

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