In brief: Ramu NiCo announces K4.8b expansion plans, and other business news

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Ramu NiCo announces expansion, Kina Bank celebrates innovation award, and Frieda River Project Accord signed. A weekly digest of the latest business news.

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

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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.

In brief: Australia aims to build undersea cables to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, and other business stories

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Australia undermines Chinese bid to build undersea cables, gas-fired power project approved by NEC, and Frieda River gold project to start in 2019. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: Parliament deciding on new Speaker, Prime Minister today and other business stories

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Parliament sits to elect a new Speaker and Prime Minister, CPL receives initial insurance payout of K10m for June fire, inquiry call for contract awarded to Borneo Pharmaceuticals. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: National Transmission Network ready by the end of 2017, and other business stories

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Broadband network to be completed by the end the year, Oil Search concludes five-year credit agreement and ADB approves funding Highlands Highway project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Papua New Guinea’s broadband network ‘on track’, but there will be challenges, says analyst

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The rollout of PNG’s National Transmission Network is on track for completion later this year. It will transform the nation’s digital highway, but that does not mean there will not be challenges, telecommunications analyst Henry Lancaster tells Business Advantage PNG.