14 Oct 2017

Samoa meets with American Samoa over signal problems

6:56 am on 14 October 2017

Samoa's telecommunications regulator is meeting with mobile phone service providers from American Samoa this weekend to try to fix signal interference on the eastern side of Samoa's Upolu island.

Unutoa Auelua Fonoti

Unutoa Auelua Fonoti Photo: supplied

The regulator Unutoa Auelua Fonoti said the interference has been causing problems since May.

She said it affects for Bluesky subscribers in Samoa and tests have indicated the interference is emanating from American Samoa's main island of Tutuila.

The regulator is due to meet today and while she says she cannot force a solution, she is hoping the Samoan tradition of iva fealoa'i or mutual respect will lead to an amicable outcome.