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Merger of Bmobile and Telikom approaches completion

Published 16 Sep 2020 09:30 CET | Papua New Guinea

Rueben Kautu, the acting chairman of Kumul Telikom (KTHL), says work is under way to complete the merger of Bmobile and Telikom into a single entity, The National reported. ...

ATH secures USD 25 million financing from ADB for 4G expansion in Papua New Guinea

Published 09 Sep 2020 07:59 CET | Papua New Guinea

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 25 million investment in Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) subsidiary ATH International Venture (ATHIV). ATH plans to use ...

Asian Development Bank approves USD 25 mln investment into telecom services in Papua New Guinea

Published 03 Sep 2020 17:13 CET | Papua New Guinea

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 25 million investment in Fiji's Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) subsidiary, ATH International Venture (ATHIV), to ...

Digicel PNG enables free CellMoni P2P payments for limited period

Published 03 Sep 2020 10:31 CET | Papua New Guinea

Digicel PNG says customers using its mobile wallet service CellMoni will now be able to send money to another CellMoni without paying any transaction fees. It is offering ...

Bmobile launches new data plans for independence Day

Published 02 Sep 2020 11:25 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinean operator Bmobile has introduced new data plans to celebrate the country's 45th independence anniversary. The operator claims to have the most competitively ...

Bmobile gives away free SIM cards at its outlets

Published 21 Aug 2020 09:28 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinean operator Bmobile is giving away free SIM cards at its retail outlets available for a limited time, The National reported. A spokesperson said it is ...

PNG minister says Bmobile merger with Telikom is critical

Published 19 Aug 2020 14:05 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's ICT Minister Timothy Masiu says the merger of Bmobile with Telikom PNG into a single retail operator is critical as it will improve access, The National ...

Papua New Guinea ministry to review internet prices

Published 14 Aug 2020 10:13 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's ICT minister Timothy Masiu has said that new retail internet prices are expected to be set once a pricing review of wholesale internet is completed in ...

Kumul Telikom Holdings appoints new acting CEOs for Telikom and Bmobile pending merger

Published 24 Jul 2020 12:11 CET | Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Papua New Guinea operator Kumul Telikom Holdings (KTHL) has appointed new acting CEOs for subsidiaries Telikom PNG and Bmobile PNG and the Solomon Islands (PNG &SI), The ...

PNG JiveMarket partners with BSP to offer online payments

Published 23 Jul 2020 12:19 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea mobile application PNG JiveMarket says it has partnered with the Bank South Pacific (BSP) e-commerce company to offer online payments via website, The ...

Bmobile, Telikom prepare to start deactivating unregistered SIM cards

Published 17 Jul 2020 13:08 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea operators Bmobile and Telikom have started sending short messaging service (SMS) reminders to customers that the deadline to register SIM cards is 31 July ...

NICTA seeks rural subscriber numbers from mobile operators before 31 July SIM registration deadline

Published 15 Jul 2020 14:09 CET | Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Information Communications Technology Authority (Nicta) has requested mobile network operators to provide it with the number of ...

Bmobile sees rise in use of social media, video streaming and gaming after price cuts

Published 06 Jul 2020 11:15 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea operator Bmobile says its "cheap mobile data plans" have seen an increase in the use of social media, video streaming and gaming, according to CEO Athula ...

PNG Dataco denies environmental effects of Kumul cable

Published 01 Jul 2020 11:15 CET | Papua New Guinea

PNG DataCo says there are no environmental effects from the Kumul Submarine cable that has been laid in maritime provinces in the country, The National reported. Concerns had ...

Nicta seeks to recruit new CEO, board members

Published 30 Jun 2020 11:15 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's National Information Technology Authority (Nicta) has advertised a new position for CEO and called on qualified members of the public to send in their ...

Papua New Guinea govt expects Digitec to roll out 3rd mobile network soon, encourages competition

Published 25 Jun 2020 11:20 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) ICT minister Timothy Masiu is open to new mobile network operators in the country to encourage competition. Masiu said the third mobile network will ...

Papua New Guinea to begin deactivation of unregistered Sim cards

Published 24 Jun 2020 14:38 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) says it will start deactiving unregistered Sim cards on 31 July, The National reported. ICT minister Timothy Masiu said the exercise was extended from ...

Niugini Geeks joins BSP online payment system in PNG

Published 19 Jun 2020 11:11 CET | Papua New Guinea

PNG ICT firm Niugini Geeks has joined Bank South Pacific's online payment ecosystem, The National reported. The addition extends the online payment offering to another group ...

PNG Dataco says Kumul submarine cable set to be commissioned in July

Published 11 Jun 2020 10:30 CET | Papua New Guinea

PNG Dataco says it will commission the Kumul submarine cable network (KSCN) in July following the successful completion of cable laying across the country, The National ...

DataCo PNG launches Coral fibre cable

Published 10 Jun 2020 13:51 CET | Papua New Guinea

DataCo PNG has launched the Coral Sea Cable 2 in Port Moresby, in a move set to lower retail internet prices, The National reported. The wholesale price set in January by ...

PNG Dataco says Kumul submarine cable network lands in Bougainville

Published 20 May 2020 09:17 CET | Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

PNG Dataco says system one of the Kumul submarine cable network (KSCN) has been concluded with its landing in Arawa on Bougainville, reports The National. The 5,457km ...

Papua New Guinea govt orders SIM card registration

Published 18 May 2020 09:20 CET | Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's government has called on the public to register their mobile SIM cards by June or risk being disconnected, reports The National. Information Communication ...

Digicel PNG dismisses reports company will be sold off

Published 14 May 2020 15:05 CET | Australia, Papua New Guinea

Digicel PNG has dismissed media reports saying the company will be sold to China Mobile, saying the article published by the Australian Financial Review has no basis. The ...

PNG DataCo lands Kumul submarine cable in East New Britain

Published 14 May 2020 13:35 CET | Papua New Guinea

PNG DataCo, with its partners, has landed the Kumul Submarine Cable (KSCN) in Kokopo, East New Britain, reports The National. PNG Dataco CEO Paul Komboi said the province ...

Kumul submarine cable lands in Manus

Published 24 Mar 2020 09:05 CET | Papua New Guinea

PNG Dataco said in a statement that Manus would become stakeholders to a massive infrastructure that would transform telecommunication services in the country and open up ...