Profile: ATN International Inc (ATNI.O)
20 Jan 2017
ATN International, Inc., formerly Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., incorporated on August 4, 1989, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in North America, Bermuda and the Caribbean; owns and operates commercial distributed generation solar power systems in the United States, and owns and operates terrestrial and submarine fiber optic transport systems in the United States and the Caribbean, respectively. The Company operates in five segments: U.S. Wireless, Island Wireless, U.S. Wireline, International Integrated Telephony and Renewable Energy.
U.S. Wireless segment
In the United States, it provides wholesale wireless voice and data roaming services in rural markets to national, regional, local and selected international wireless carriers. Its wholesale networks are located principally in the western United States. It also offers wireless voice and data services to retail customers in certain rural markets already covered by its wholesale networks. Its roaming network uses global system for mobile communication/ universal mobile telecommunications service (GSM/UMTS) technology. The Company's networks comprise base stations and radio transceivers located on owned or leased towers and buildings, telecommunications switches and leased transport facilities. It owns and operates a total of approximately 800 domestic base stations on over 520 owned and leased sites, a Network Operations Center (NOC) and a switching center. Its switching center routes calls, supervises call originations and terminations at cell sites and manages call handoffs. This location also houses platforms that enable its customers to use a range of services, including text messaging, picture messaging, voice mail and data services. The Company's NOC provides monitoring of its network.
Island Wireless segment
The Company provides wireless voice and data service to retail and business customers in Bermuda under the CellOne name, and in the United States Virgin Islands and in Aruba under other brand names. It also provides roaming services for various United States providers' customers visiting these islands. In Bermuda, its customers subscribe to one of the Company's postpaid plans, which allow customers to select a plan with a given amount of voice minutes, text messaging, data and other features that recur on a monthly basis. In the United States Virgin Islands and other island markets, the Company also provides Internet access services through a range of wireless broadband technologies. The Company has approximately 53,000 retail subscribers in its Island Wireless segment.
The Company operates multiple advanced wireless voice and data technologies in its island markets in approximately 850 and 1900 megahertz (MHz) frequency bands, including GSM/enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE), UMTS/high speed packet access + (HSPA+) and code division multiple access/evolution-data optimized (CDMA/EVDO). It maintains retail stores in its markets and allows customers to pay their bills and top up, or add additional minutes to their prepaid plans, through payment terminals at local stores or its Website. The Company advertises through print and electronic media, radio station spots and sponsor various events and initiatives. The Company offers a line-up of wireless devices and accessories designed to meet both the personal and professional needs of its customers. Its device assortment includes a range of smartphones, including those featuring the Android and iPhone operating systems (IOSs). It also sells a range of original equipment manufacturer and after-market accessories that allow its customers to personalize their wireless experience, including phone protection, battery charging solutions and Bluetooth hands-free kits.
International Integrated Telephony segment
The Company's International Integrated Telephony segment includes wireless telephone service it offers in Guyana. It offers these services in the areas, including Georgetown and the surrounding area. The Company has approximately 230,000 wireless subscribers. Its GSM network operates in approximately 900 MHz band and in the 1800 MHz band. The Company offers its wireless postpaid subscribers various calling plans and charge monthly fees plus airtime based on the selected plan. Its handsets, prepaid cards and prepaid accounts are sold primarily through independent dealers that it pays on a commission basis. Payments by its prepaid customers can be made by the purchase of disposable prepaid calling cards, which come in fixed Guyana dollar amounts, or by recharging an account at an authorized vendor location.
U.S. Wireline segment
The Company is a provider of integrated voice and broadband data communications and wholesale transport services in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. It provides voice and data services using a network comprising telecommunications switching and related equipment that it owns and telecommunications lines that it leases from the incumbent telephone company. It operates high capacity fiber-optic ring networks in Vermont and New York State that it uses to connect its enterprise markets and to provide wholesale data transport services to other carriers. The Company has approximately 260,000 business and 6,000 residential access line equivalents (ALEs). It also provides broadband services to approximately 3,700 accounts in Vermont and western New Hampshire.
Renewable Energy Services
The Company provides distributed generation solar power services in the United States, specifically, in Massachusetts, California and New Jersey. The Company owns and operates approximately 30 commercial solar projects at Over 60 sites (each, a Facility) with an aggregate of over 45.8 megawatts direct current (MWs DC) of electricity generating capacity. It owns the Facilities through various indirect subsidiaries that were formed for the purpose of financing the development of, and owning and operating, the Facilities (the Special Purpose Entities).
The Company competes with Digicel, Fairpoint Communications, Comcast, Level3 and Verizon Communications.
ATN International Inc
500 Cummings Ctr
BEVERLY MA 01915-6142