In brief: Papua New Guinea’s BSP approved for ASX listing and other business stories

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BSP Financial Group Limited receives approval to list on the ASX; a new State Negotiating team to be reappointed to the P’nyang gas project, and Joint post-referendum talks between government and Bougainville fruitful. The business news in brief.

Mobile internet prices in Papua New Guinea: still no downward movement [analysis]

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How have internet prices changed in Papua New Guinea since the introduction of the Coral Sea Cable? Researchers Amanda H A Watson, Picky Airi and Moses Sakai have been monitoring these changes and explain what happened during the second half of 2020.

In brief: COVID-19 surge in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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A surge of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea, Oil Search posts major loss and NEC endorses the National Energy Authority Bill 2020. The midweek business news, curated for you by Business Advantage PNG.

Ringing in the changes: SIM registration the biggest challenge to bmobile’s ecommerce future in Papua New Guinea

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Anthony Pakakota, CEO of bmobile, said that the company’s future is in the space of ecommerce, but some challenges remain, including SIM registration for Papua New Guineans with no form of identification.

Analysis: is phone data getting cheaper in Papua New Guinea?

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There has been much enthusiasm about new undersea internet cables in Papua New Guinea and predicted improvements in internet pricing, but is there a real change? Amanda H A Watson, Picky Airi and Moses Sakai analyse the changes in pricing for the first half of the year.

People moves: Kumul Telikom Holdings

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Kumul Telikom Holdings Limited (KTHL) names an Acting Chief Executive Officer for bmobile.

Phone wars: Bmobile ready to take on the competition, says CEO

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With lower prices, and more investment in customer service and infrastructure, state-owned telco Bmobile says it is ‘competition ready’ in the face of a dominant existing market leader and a new competitor due later this year.