Telecoms news from Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea's telecoms regulator has ordered the suspension of sales of ZTE mobile phones pending completion of its approvals process. ...more.
European satellite operator, SES has signed a new multi-year capacity deal with Telikom Papua New Guinea (Telikom PNG), the country's incumbent telecommunications operator. ...more.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, says that it is partnering with Digicel to train mobile phone airtime credit distributors in Papua New Guinea on how to grow their businesses, helping create jobs and expand access to telecommunications services. ...more.
Pan-Caribbean mobile network operator, Digicel Group (DGL) has announced that it is to buy Digicel Pacific Limited ("DPL"), a sister company that operates in 6 markets in the South Pacific for approximately US$825 million. ...more.
Digicel Papua New Guinea garnered a lot of local publicity for its ongoing network expansion, when it ordered a Jumbo Jet to deliver the network equipment in a single drop. It has been many years since a Boeing 747 had landed at Jackson's International Airport. ...more.
Alvarion has won a contract to deploy the first Mobile WiMAX network in Papua New Guinea for Telikom PNG. The operator’s first network in the capital city of Port Moresby was launched this month and is expected to provide connectivity to approximately 1,500 users. ...more.
Papua New GuineaĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s government controlled telecoms operator, Telikom PNG has sold 50 percent of its mobile phone subsidiary, Bee Mobile to an investor group for US$45 million. ...more.
Digicel Papua New Guinea has started an experiment to run one of its mobile radio sites on coconut oil fuel. During DigicelĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s roll-out of its network in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in March, the coconut oil fuel industry in the region was also booming thereby gaining the the attention of Digicel. ...more.
Papua New Guinea's incumbent telecoms operator, Telikom PNG is reported to have been ordered to pay significant termination fees to new entrant, Digicel. ...more.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Export Development Canada have signed an agreement with Digicel to help increase a nationwide GSM network in Papua New Guinea. ...more.
Digicel is facing the threat of the loss of its own international gateway in Papua New Guinea after the government clarified that the state-owned telco, Telikom PNG still has the monopoly on such services. ...more.
Digicel Pacific claims that the launch of its network in Papua New Guinea's in July this year has already increased the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 0.7%. ...more.