Digicel Pacific to be purchased by Telstra ‘in partnership’ with the Australian Government

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A US$1.6 billion (K3.51 billion) deal has been struck for Australia’s largest telco to acquire Digicel Pacific, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific’s largest telecommunications business.

In brief: Papua LNG scheduled to commence in 2027 and other business stories

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Total E&P’s MD outlines Papua LNG schedule, the Internal Revenue Commission signs Memorandum of Agreement with the SME Corporation and Air Niugini to resume services to Sydney. The business news you need today.

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: ADB approves K87 million telecommunications investment in Papua New Guinea and other business stories

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The Asian Development Bank approves a multi-million kina investment in telecommunications in Papua New Guinea, Investment Promotion Authority looks to make doing business easier, and Fortescue Metal Group announces plans for hydropower projects in PNG. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

Boardroom briefing: remote working, telcos face rise in data usage

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Remote workers are the future, telcos feel the work-from-home pinch and the gear you need to get the job done at home. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and coronavirus.

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.

In Brief: Huawei added to US trade blacklist and other business stories

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The telecom giant Huawei has been blacklisted by the United States, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation has released a positive tourism report for the Pacific region and Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Agriculture introduced the Agriculture Park project to Eastern and Western Highlands provinces. Your weekly digest of business news.

Bemobile upgrade has begun, says new CEO

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With money finally in the bank and an experienced hand at the helm, are the fortunes of PNG’s troubled mobile phone company Bemobile about to turn? Business Advantage PNG spoke with Sundar Ramamurthy – who last week became its ninth CEO and its fourth in a year – to find out.

Telecommunications price falls will continue in Papua New Guinea, say Digicel and Telikom

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Corporate and residential telecommunications prices in Papua New Guinea should fall over the next year as infrastructure improves, according to senior representatives of PNG’s two leading telecommunciations companies, Telikom and Digicel.

The high price of calling Papua New Guinea

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Why are call rates to Papua New Guinea from overseas so expensive? The answer’s not quite as simple as you might think, as Business Advantage PNG discovered.