March 4, 2021 – ABS has reinforced its commitment to the delivery of high-speed connectivity to the remote Pacific Islands and upgraded Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation’s (TTC) network to bolster essential connectivity to its population. International and inter-island voice and data connectivity in Tuvalu is provided exclusively by the deployment of satellite links. Due to the geographic location and distribution of the nine islands, satellites are the only feasible technology that can provide inter-island connectivity. TTC plans to expand ABS coverage to the rest of the outer islands (Nanumea & Niutao are the last two Islands left) and increase bandwidth. As part of its investment plan for the next five years, TTC is also planning to extend 4G mobile coverage (started this year) to the outer islands using ABS satellite link.