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Australian government commits to building an undersea telco cable to Port Moresby

The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull and the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill have announced they will be working together to lay a new undersea high speed telecommunications cable from Australia to Port Moresby. The move is expected to contribute to closer economic integration between the two neighbouring countries.
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Papua New Guinea businesses should expect APEC-related income streams from this October

Papua New Guinea businesses should expect income streams from October, 2017, as momentum builds towards the APEC summit in November, next year. The Director-General of the PNG APEC Authority, Sir Charles Lepani, told the Business Advantage Investment Summit in Sydney, towns outside Port Moresby will also benefit.
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Kumul Telikom urgently looking to build undersea cable to Sydney, says Chairman

Mahesh Patel, the chairman of Kumul Telikom, told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference that the newly formed entity is urgently looking to build an undersea cable to Sydney. He said the aim is to reduce wholesale price by two-thirds
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Smartphones can transform Papua New Guinea’s economy, says futurist Mark Pesce

Smartphone technology can transform the economy, futurist Mark Pesce told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney earlier this month. He painted a long-term picture in which digital technology will allow the country to reap the benefits of the post-industrial era.
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Kumul Telikom rolling out 4G network across Papua New Guinea, says Chairman

Kumul Telikom Chairman Mahesh Patel says the Papua New Guinea telco is close to rolling out its 4G services. He tells 'Business Advantage Boardroom', which aired on national broadcaster EMTV, that the merger of bmobile, DataCo and Telikom PNG is necessary to make the state- owned enterprise efficient and manage the technological challenges.
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Merger of Telikom PNG, PNG DataCo and bmobile may lead to lower costs, say analysts

IT analysts and industry insiders tell Business Advantage PNG that the Papua New Guinea Government's decision to merge bmobile and PNG DataCo under a Telikom PNG renamed Kumul Telikom is likely to increase competition and innovation. But the move will not be without challenges.
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Lower prices the ‘bottom line’ with Kumul Telikom reforms, says Chairman

A major reform will see all Papua New Guinea's state-owned telecommunications companies grouped under a single board for the first time. The Chairman of the new-look Kumul Telikom, Mahesh Patel, speaks exclusively to Business Advantage PNG about his board's priorities for increased competition and 'slashed' internet prices.
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Young Bitcoin entrepreneur brings Silicon Valley to Papua New Guinea

A young Papua New Guinean entrepreneur is bringing Silicon Valley to PNG to help boost financial inclusion in the country. Day One Investments' Shane Ninai tells Business Advantage PNG of his plans to encourage the use of the virtual currency, Bitcoin.
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