In brief: new rules for international travellers visiting Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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Vaccination requirements and 60-day approvals for international travellers, PNG DataCo gets over K60 million worth of Telikom assets and Santos strikes deal with newly minted joint venture. The business news you need today.

In brief: Santos submits application for Oil Search merger to ICCC and other business stories

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Santos and Oil Search merger now in the hands of the ICCC, DataCo reduces wholesale prices by 66 per cent for metro fibre connectivity services, and Treasurer Ling-Stuckey receives report on the Central Bank Act 2000 review. The business news you need to know.

Bridging the digital divide in Papua New Guinea ‘not impossible any more’, says PNG DataCo’s CEO

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Businesses in Papua New Guinea should be looking to take advantage of cloud technology according to Paul Komboi, Chief Executive Officer of PNG DataCo. He said the technology is expected to be launched this year.

In brief: What companies in Papua New Guinea are doing to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other business stories

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Telikom PNG launches a COVID-19 helpline, mining companies announce contingency plans and studies conducted at the Frieda River project site to be finalised. The news you need to kickstart your week.

In brief: World Bank anticipates drop in exports for Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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The World Bank predicts lower export revenue for Papua New Guinea, fuel prices set to fall, and retailer appeals for calm. The business news you need to kickstart your week. 

What the Coral Sea Cable will really mean for Papua New Guinea

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The Coral Sea Cable from Sydney to Port Moresby, which will greatly increase internet speeds in Papua New Guinea, will be ready for commercial use in 2020. But according to a panel at the Innovation PNG 2019 conference, it will raise as many questions as answers.

New H2 Sydney–Hong Kong submarine cable could provide branch line to Papua New Guinea

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PNG DataCo is in discussions with the operators of the new H2 undersea cable being laid between Sydney and Hong Kong. A branch line into Papua New Guinea could open up greater global connectivity as well as lower prices and improved reliability.

Six questions for Paul Komboi, Managing Director at PNG DataCo

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Undersea fibreoptic cables are set to revolutionise internet connectivity in Papua New Guinea and the responsibility for that infrastructure locally falls to PNG DataCo. Managing Director Paul Komboi updates Business Advantage PNG on the Kumul Submarine Cable Network, and outlines the state-owned telco’s long-term strategy.

In brief: Construction milestone for PNG’s tallest building, and other business news

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Construction milestone for PNG’s tallest building,  renewed support for fisheries training and PNG launches legal action in Australia. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Possible rice agreement with the Philippines, and other business stories

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A possible rice deal with the Philippines; developments in gas sales; and landowner issues. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.