Digicel provides new telemedicine facility for Suva Children’s Hospital

Digicel Founder and Chairman, Denis O’Brien, who was in Fiji last week as part of a tour of Digicel’s Pacific markets, launched the new teleconference facility at the hospital in Suva.

Digicel worked in partnership with the International Women’s Association, a non-profit group to see this milestone project through.

Digicel continues to back Nature Park

Digicel PNG has been a proud Gold Sponsor of Port Moresby Nature Park since 2012 through the provision of in-kind CUG, Internet, EVD Top Up and maintenance support. 

Digicel PNG Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Lorna McPherson, said: “We’ve been a sponsor to the Port Moresby Nature Park since their infant stages back in 2012 and we are delighted to have been a part of their growth their accomplishments over the years.

2mil Digicel customers reminded to register SIM

As the largest mobile network provider in PNG, the telecommunication firm is reminding its customers that the countdown is now on.

There won't be any further extensions, and Digicel has started to test systems to deactivate un-registered SIMs.

Digicel PNG Senior Vice President, Lorna McPherson, commented: “Our 2 million customers are very important to us, and we want to ensure they all remain connected. People still have time to register their SIM card and protect their number and connectivity.

Origin fever impacts Play Box sales

Supporters of the coveted State of Origin series congregate each Origin game in droves at tucker boxes and shop fronts with informal markets to crafty face painters cashing in on the opportunity.

Since the inception of the State of Origin concept in 1980, it has rapidly attracted a large following in Papua New Guinea.

Rural communities are glued to radios and those in urban towns set up their TV sets outdoors to get out of what would have been a very crowded living room, or meet up with friends and watch the match in a club.

Digicel supports Special Olympics Fiji Invitational Regional Games

Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mike Greig said, “This is a great day for a great cause, and we are fully committed to the community where we operate. We are delighted to partner with Special Olympics Fiji to support them in their 50th year celebrations and the hosting of the Fiji Invitational Regional Games. Special Olympics is a passion of Digicel Founder and Chairman, Denis O’Brien and we are excited to be able to mirror this in Fiji.

Digicel launches leadership program

The program was launched today in Port Moresby.

Aspire is a development program designed to provide leadership training for high potential Digicel staff to support and prepare them to move into future leadership positions within the business.

Digicel Chief of People Officer, Emer Jameson, said the program is another example of the continued commitment from Digicel to build leadership capacity across its markets.

Digicel thanks customers for patience

This process is in compliance with the guidelines and directives issued by the “National Information & Communications Technology Authority” (“NICTA”) for all SIM cards to be registered in Papua New Guinea.

Digicel PNG CFO, Ketan Mehta said, “We acknowledge that you have had to ensure you comply with NICTA’s directive and we really appreciate your patience and understanding.”

Digicel’s new combo package!

This combo package will allow customers to have unlimited talk time after purchasing three variety set plans from Digicel.

The 1TOK combo will allow users access to unlimited talk time, coming in plans of 1 day, 7 days and 30 days.

Depending on the purchase of three set packages of K5, K20 and K50, users will be treated to unlimited talk time with SMS, data and free Facebook surfing plans. This plan also includes free WhatsApp calling.

​Double data time from Digicel!

With these new plans, customers can enjoy more data for use on Google, WhatsApp and video calls as well as on social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram.

Commenting on this offer, Digicel marketing manager, Jayleen Morris, said Digicel has listened to its customers and has created tailored made offers to suit everyone’s budget and needs.

“We know that our customers’ needs for data has grown tremendously over the years and we have now introduced a number of tailor made data plans for our Prepaid Customers, which suit everyone across PNG.”

VIDEO: Digicel to provide full satellite coverage across the Pacific

In this Business Plus PNG interview, David Conn talks to Intelsat’s Managing Director for the Pacific, Robert Suber about the partnership with Digicel in the region as well as the impact it has had on communication services available in the network.