Kolonia, Pohnpei: April 10, 2024 – Officials from the Telecommunication Regulations Authority (TRA) engaged in a fruitful courtesy call with Governor Joseph, shedding light on international and regional telecommunications trends and forthcoming changes in the telecommunications landscape in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Led by Mr. Shaun Suliol, TRA Board member, the delegation included Mr. Anton Murashev, Managing Director at Castalia, serving as Financial Expert/Advisor to the Board, and Mr. Frans Vandendries, Castalia Associate and Regulatory Expert Advisor to the Board.

The discussion revolved around the evolving telecommunications sector in FSM, particularly focusing on the incorporation of local telecommunications companies and the anticipated introduction of Starlink services. The officials exchanged insights and strategies to navigate these changes effectively, ensuring the advancement and accessibility of telecommunications services across the region.

Expressing gratitude for the visit, Governor Joseph extended his appreciation to the TRA officials for their valuable contributions to the dialogue. He reiterated his commitment to ensuring that the people of Pohnpei have access to the best telecommunications options available, aligning with his mandate to prioritize the welfare and interests of the community.

The meeting concluded on a positive note, with both parties reaffirming their dedication to collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing telecommunications infrastructure and services for the benefit of all residents of Pohnpei and FSM.

As the regulator of all telecommunication service providers, TRA provides a regulatory framework for service providers to provide good quality and affordable services.


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