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.

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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.

Kumul Telikom urgently looking to build undersea cable to Sydney, says Chairman

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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

Kumul Telikom rolling out 4G network across Papua New Guinea, says Chairman

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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.

Merger of Telikom PNG, PNG DataCo and bmobile may lead to lower costs, say analysts

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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.

In brief: Merger of Telikom, bmobile and DataCo under Telikom, and other business stories

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Government plans to merge Telikom, bmobile and DataCo, Highlands Pacific Chairman says PanAust’s resignation requests amount to a takeover, and PNG LNG reports 25% increase in LNG. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.