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Telikom PNG Expands Satellite Backhaul Contract

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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.

The deal involves a renewal of satellite capacity on NSS-9 at 183 degrees east and on NSS-6 at 95 degrees east. In total, Telikom PNG currently contracts more than 100 MHz in capacity with SES and is one of SES' largest customers in Papua New Guinea.

The renewal will enable Telikom PNG to continue expanding its cell phone services into new regions and provide telephone services over challenging mountainous terrain by providing cellular backhaul between a large number of sites around the country and the capital, Port Moresby.

Charles Litau, CEO, Telikom Papua New Guinea, said: "The new deal will allow us to provide our customers with connectivity to the remotest locations - the highlands, mining camps and islands of Papua New Guinea,"

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