DOCOMO PACIFIC partners with Aura Air to filter COVID-19 virus in Guam and Saipan hospitals, aims to improve respiratory health in the Marianas

Tamuning, Guam (November 17, 2020) – DOCOMO PACIFIC, regional leader in innovation, telecommunications, & entertainment, donates revolutionary smart air filters to Guam and Saipan hospitals. 

Last week, DOCOMO PACIFIC delivered smart air filters to the Guam Memorial Hospital. The filters are part of a donation that brings immediate air purification benefits, while allowing the Guam Memorial Hospital to participate in a pilot program with Aura Air. Aura Air will monitor the air quality in various parts of the hospital before the filters are activated and during the purification process. 

"In an effort to mitigate the spread of SARS COV 2 among our staff at Guam Memorial Hospital, we are grateful to take part in the Aura Air pilot program for the benefit of our hospital staff and patients." 

Dr. Joleen Aguon, GMH COVID-19 Medical Director.  

An all-in-one indoor air purification and quality intelligence system, Aura filters and disinfects indoor air through a unique 4 stage purification process while vigilantly monitoring its quality in real-time. When hazards are detected, Aura alerts you immediately, providing crucial intelligence as to the origin of the problem, solutions of how to rectify it, and alarms if immediate action or evacuation is required. While keeping you informed of the conditions inside your home, Aura also monitors outdoor air quality, providing you a holistic picture of today and what’s to come tomorrow.  

The filter has been trialed in Sheba Medical Hospital in Israel and Aura Air claims that it is the only filter product that has been tested for its effectiveness in removing COVID-19. 

It may seem unusual for a telecom and entertainment provider to bring smart air filters to Guam & the CNMI. For us, it is a natural progression of our Smart Island, Smart Home vision for a healthy and thriving Marianas. Since March of this year, we (DOCOMO PACIFIC) have actively participated in our community’s response to the COVID-19 environment. We offered discounted services and payment graces to keep customers connected to the things that matter most. We donated PPE to our medical care teams.  

“With the sustained rise in positive cases, we felt like we needed to do more. When we found Aura Air, we knew that offering a smart air filter, an added layer of protection against COVID-19, would serve a critical need in our hospitals, in our schools and businesses and most importantly, in our homes.”

Rod Boss, President and CEO, DOCOMO PACIFIC

The Aura Air filter units are in place in select areas of the Guam Memorial Hospital.  They are in route to the CHCC in Saipan and units will be placed in each one of the DOCOMO PACIFIC retail locations for the benefit of our customers and retail associates.  

Local reviews:

"I have been using the Aura Air filter for a couple of months now. Different from common HEPA filters on the market, the Aura Air uses both UV-C light and two patented technologies to kill bacteria and viruses, include COVID-19.  A copper inlay is built into the Ray-Filter and a Sterionizer is targeted at significantly reducing mold, bacteria, fungus, and MRSA. The smart component is groundbreaking. If Aura Air detects an increase in pollutants, you will be notified by the app on your phone.  This real time monitoring allows us to respond quickly to keep everyone in our environment safe."

Dr. Geoffrey Galgo, Medical Director, Guam Medical Care

"I added the Aura Air filter to our isolation room. We do everything to keep air-borne diseases from escaping the iso room and infecting other people. The isolation room is also used for patients with compromised immune systems who may be more susceptible to viruses such as COVID-19. Aura Air's an all-in-one indoor air purification and quality intelligence system, that purifies and vigilantly monitors in real time. Which is what we need for critical areas of care like this."

Dr. Hoa Nguyen, American Medical Center


DOCOMO PACIFIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator. Headquartered in Tamuning, Guam, DOCOMO PACIFIC is the largest provider of personal, residential, enterprise connectivity and entertainment services in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Named Guam’s most reliable network, based on GWS’ 2019 OneScore ranking. We are also the 4-time winner of Pika’s Best of Guam and 4-time winner of Best of The Pacific. DOCOMO PACIFIC is dedicated to bringing you and your family closer to the things that matter most. Get to know more about what makes us “Better Together” at