Netvo Samoa Launches Samoa’s most advanced 4G LTE Network is here!

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CONGRATULATIONS NetVo Staff

CONGRATULATIONS NetVo Staff

NetVo is changing the way Samoans connect online. They are building the most advanced 4G LTE network in the country - to provide fast, reliable and affordable Internet access to Samoan people.  Netvo is owned by Samoans, working for Samoans.

NetVo is the company that took TV-1 Samoa’s programming global to an online audience and has been providing high quality internet and network services to numerous government agencies and business client's over the past year on their private point to point network.

To'omata Norah Leota, Vice President NetVo Samoa, Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Minister MCIT, Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti, Regulator, Tuaimalo Ah Sam, CEO MCIT, Stephen Su'a Leota, President & CEO NetVo Samoa.

To'omata Norah Leota, Vice President NetVo Samoa, Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Minister MCIT, Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti, Regulator, Tuaimalo Ah Sam, CEO MCIT, Stephen Su'a Leota, President & CEO NetVo Samoa.

NetVo was founded by Stephen Su’a Leota, President and CEO and the Su’a Leota family to provide Samoans with the most modern communications network available.  In 2014, Stephen partnered with On Call Communications, a US based Satellite Communications Company, to bring in satellite connectivity to Samoa and to build a 4G /LTE network to deliver fast, reliable Internet access. On Call has been providing cutting edge technology in the United States for over 25 years to government and broadcast clients. 

Netvo all began with an idea: that Samoans deserve the best. The best in education, the best job opportunities and the best possible future. One of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to facilitate these outcomes is by providing Samoans with a fast, affordable and reliable Internet connection. 

Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai cutting ribbon to officially open NetVo Samoa office.

Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai cutting ribbon to officially open NetVo Samoa office.

So in 2013, the idea to develop a new and cutting edge internet service came to bear, and the founders set out to understand how they could best provide such a service in Samoa in a way that would have a meaningful impact.

To'omata Norah Leota, Vice President NetVo Samoa, Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Minister MCIT, Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti, Regulator, Tuaimalo Ah Sam, CEO MCIT, Stephen Su'a Leota, President & CEO NetVo Samoa.
To'omata Norah Leota, Vice President NetVo Samoa, Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Minister MCIT, Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti, Regulator, Tuaimalo Ah Sam, CEO MCIT, Stephen Su'a Leota, President & CEO NetVo Samoa.
Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai cutting ribbon to officially open NetVo Samoa office.
Hon. Afamasaga Rico Tupai cutting ribbon to officially open NetVo Samoa office.

Then, in 2014, formal processes were underway for starting the company and by 2015 they had their license approved. This gave them the green light to begin building the business and the infrastructure required for providing 4G LTE technologies across Samoa with On Call Communications.

From the end of 2015 to the beginning of 2016, Netvo have been testing and perfecting their network and services.  Business and government customers are already enjoying a faster, more cost efficient service.  Household, small business services and access via mobile devices will be available from the official launch date.  Initial internet connectivity will be available in Apia urban areas.

NetVo owns and operates their own satellite network and gateway to provide robust access to the internet. This provides NetVo complete control of the service quality all the way to the subscribers device, in doing this they can maintain a faster and more consistent connection. For the user this means a superior user experience. 

This will allow NetVo to achieve its Vision: to empower all Samoans to access communications, education and business opportunities through a reliable, high speed wireless Internet Network.

This vision, and NetVo’s motto, “Amazing is what we do” represents the professional, fun, community oriented nature of NetVo and its staff.  Although they take the work they do seriously, they want to be the most helpful and welcoming company in Samoa with the best customer service and happiest customers. 

NetVo’s focus is on providing fast, reliable and affordable Internet access to Samoan people. By concentrating on this service and supporting Samoa’s data usage, they hope to provide the best service at the best price to everybody. 

NetVo also wants to be engaged with the community from day one, by providing better technology solutions to schools and the health sector.  They would also like to engage in projects relevant to Samoan youth education and business development programs, which will help youth reach their potential, connect them to opportunities, they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, and give them options for their future.  They are all about making a genuine difference by giving more Samoan people a competitive advantage on the world stage.  Netvo is about connecting people to family, knowledge and opportunities. 

Netvo officially launched on Saturday 30 July 2016, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in the morning at their office headquarters at Gold Star Building in Matafele, followed by their Launch Event at Tanoa Tuistala Hotel on Saturday evening.

Netvo Samoa are now open for business and ready to offer their internet services to the people of Samoa.  This includes government services, businesses, households, families and individuals, can now have the chance to enjoy fast, reliable internet services.  

To find out more about how to connect to their services check out their website www.netvo.ws, over the phone 29333 or at their headquarters, 1st Level, Gold Star building, Matafele in Apia.  You can also connect with them by liking their Facebook page and on Instagram #netvosamoa.  

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