In Brief: Santos announces plan to buy into P’nyang natural field gas in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

Welcome,

Santos to become an stakeholder in the P’nyang natural gas field project, an agreement between five telecom companies seeks to advance digitisation in Papua New Guinea, and upgrades to the Muliama–to–Bakok road due to commence soon. Your weekly digest of business news.

Boardroom briefing: Data-centre electricity use, waste from the mining industry and the importance of traceability in agriculture

Welcome,

Data centres are gobbling up the world’s electricity, mine dumps to come clean, and growing interest in traceability. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Ten questions answered about the Coral Sea Cable System

Welcome,

The Coral Seas Cable System—the undersea fibreoptic cable to be laid between Sydney and Port Moresby, and then to the Solomon Islands—will transform telecommunications in the two Pacific countries. Here we answer 10 key questions about this keenly anticipated project.

In brief: New Lae power station being launched this week, and other business news

Welcome,

Thermal power station launched this week, PNG DataCo and Telikom share fibre optics, Mainland Holdings expands wheat production. Your weekly digest of the latest business news. PNG Power’s Acting CEO Alex Oa says the new 30-megawatt thermal power station at Munum just outside Lae city in Morobe Province is expected to be commissioned this week. PPL is confident […]

Lower prices the ‘bottom line’ with Kumul Telikom reforms, says Chairman

Welcome,

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.

In brief: Agriculture Minister says Papua New Guinea must reinvest in sector, and other business stories

Welcome,

Agriculture Minister says annual investment in agriculture is just K150 million a year, call for mining sector style tax incentives for agriculture, and Leaders’ summit critically important, says O’Neill. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

In brief: New Public Enterprises Minister to review state-owned enterprises prior to privatisation, and other business stories

Welcome,

Duma to review SOEs before privatisation process, Santos reported to be selling PNG LNG stake, KCH receives study on proposed 1800MW hydro dam. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Telikom CEO predicts 100% Papua New Guinea telco coverage within 2 years

Welcome,

The CEO of Telikom PNG predicts all Papua New Guinea will be able to connect to the Internet within two years. In a wide-ranging review of PNG’s telecommunications industry, Michael Donnelly canvasses lower prices, new investment, takeovers and the impact of competition policy.

Digicel’s new Papua New Guinea chief sees connectivity and content converging

Welcome,

The new CEO of Digicel PNG believes the company will evolve into a provider of content rather than simply a provider of pipes for consumers. Formerly Pacific Regional CEO, Maurice McCarthy told Business Advantage PNG the first priority is to expand access to Digicel’s networks.

In brief: Moves to reduce internet charges and other business stories

Welcome,

New technology may reduce internet charges, Vanuatu assesses cyclone damage and Newcrest buys Wamum gold project. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.