Bluesky picks Ericsson to modernize network in American Samoa


Ericsson will partner with Bluesky, a telecommunications and network service provider in the United States Territory of American Samoa, to provide equipment and services to modernize their network in the region.

“Our top priority is providing high-speed connectivity for our customers,” said Justin Tuiasosopo CEO at Bluesky. “We are committed to investing in upgrades that allow us to modernize our offerings and create better user experiences – and we look forward to working with Ericsson in deploying new equipment as well as preparing our networks for 5G.”

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The project will include the Ericsson Radio System, industry-leading Cloud Core, Cloud Unified Data Management, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solutions and a cloud execution environment to support 3G, 4G and 5G Non-standalone connections. The modernization is an important milestone, as Bluesky will be able to offer 5G capabilities resulting in enhanced mobile broadband and improved user experiences.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Bluesky as the company looks to modernize its network and bring high-quality connectivity to the America Samoa community,” said Eric Boudriau, Vice President and Head of Customer Unit Regional Carriers, Ericsson North America. “5G will bring fast speed, low latency, and new use cases to consumers and businesses. We’re excited to begin this relationship and look forward to working together.”

Deployment will begin in late 2022. As a trusted partner to many major and regional service providers, Ericsson is committed to supporting the market through the most advanced technology and services.

Bluesky continues to be the leading mobile, cable TV and internet service provider in the territory. Through continued investment and upgrades to the network, Bluesky offers a range of solutions to meet personal, business, and digital life needs.

This is made possible through its fixed-line and wireless access networks which utilizes next-generation transport network technology to provide high-speed connectivity for customers.

Mobility solutions are delivered through a 4G+ network which provides coverage to around 93% of the population. This 4G+ network is capable of delivering speeds of up to 150 Mbps and plans in place to further increase this. Cable TV and residential broadband services are currently being delivered through a Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) network covering around 65% of homes.

The company also embarked on a capital expenditure initiatives that will modernize and upgrade technologies around these residential services.

Bluesky offers various business solutions to meet the dynamic needs of the business community. These include Fiber to the X (FTTX), dedicated international circuits, infrastructure, and software as a service (IaaS and SaaS) solutions and technical support in the form of professional services. Bluesky continues to develop solutions in the ICT sector to enable and empower businesses in American Samoa.