Digicel completes Share Purchase Agreement for Tonga Cable Ltd

As a result, Government will be able to co-finance alongside the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, the extension of the fibre optic cable to Vava’u and Ha’apai Islands for an improved telecommunication service in both Island groups. 

This announcement reinforces Digicel’s objective to increase accessibility to and penetration of communications to Tonga – as well as to deliver the economic and social benefits that communications bring.

Digicel gives State of Origin fans more reasons to celebrate

PNG’s leading Telecommunication and Entertainment Company has announced a major campaign for State of Origin Three over the next 7 days.

Customers who sign up for a Digicel subscription have a chance to win one of thousands of prizes on offer.

Prizes include 2500 1tok prizes given away daily, with winners to have a chance to win a set top box plus 6 month free subscription.

Customers who purchase any 1Tok Combo Plan will have the chance to win 1Tok Combo Plans, 1 of 10 Play boxes and 6 Months Supa Plan with a grand prize of K10,000.

VIDEO: Fibre optic problem not an issue

It's one of only two submarine fibre optic sources in the country, with the other one found off Ela beach in Port Moresby.
However, the other major Telecommunications Company in the country Digicel says there are other ways around the submarine problem.


Meredith Kuusa with more

Digicel launches self-care menu to prepaid customers

This will enable customers to assist themselves with queries relating to data, SMS, top-up, voice and other important services such as Easi-Pay via their handsets.

Digicel Managing Director, Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said; “Digicel is committed to improving customer experience by providing fast, easy, and convenient services that put customers in control. 

DBTI’s practical learning boosted

According to WILL President Gou Kere, the group facilitated for the donation of equipment from the company’s Digicel Business arm.

Kere says the equipment can be used by the students for practical learning, adding that Digicel Business is proud to help students further their learning through such activities.

IT Instructor with DBTI, Noel Kibai, thanked Digicel PNG for the donation, adding that it will go a long way in helping with teaching the students.

Digicel acquires major ICT business in the French Overseas Territories

Operating across the French Overseas Territories (in the West Indies and Indian Ocean), IDOM Technologies provides a wide range of ICT services spanning connectivity, voice and security services to over 800 business and public sector customers across a range of industries including insurance, commerce, financial services, health and automotive.

Angoram man guilty of stealing from bank

Mike Mack of Angoram in the East Sepik Province was sentenced to two years in prison however that sentence was suspended because he repaid all those monies.

Mack was a call centre agent with BSP retail in Port Moresby, when he accessed two accounts belonging to a John Warang and transferred the monies.

He committed the crime between February 18 and March 6, 2016 by accessing the accounts using the account holder’s mobile banking personal details.

He got a sim replacement from Digicel, and used Warang’s mobile numbers to make the transactions via mobile banking.

Digicel keeps Wantoks connected

The Gift a Plan option is available to all prepaid Digicel customers and will take the hassle out of buying a data plan for friends and family.

To Gift a Plan to their nearest and dearest, customers can easily select the type of plan they wish to purchase on behalf of others through the *777# menu, which has replaced the commonly used *129*.

Digicel Managing Director, Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said customers will have the option to select from 11 different data plans under the new menu.

Digicel extends thoughts and prayers to injured

This follows confirmation by the Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) that two people have been taken to hospital for serious injuries while a third person escaped harm.

In a media statement, Director Government Relations & Public Affairs, Gary Seddon, said Digicel was made aware of the accident on Wednesday involving personnel of the company contracted to provide tower and infrastructure services to Digicel.

“At this stage Digicel is aware that the incident has resulted in injuries to passengers and crew of the operating aircraft and a bystander.

Digicel slashes smartphone prices this Valentine’s

From Friday, 3 February, until Friday 17 February, Digicel will significantly reduce the prices on a variety of smartphones, including Blackberry, Alcatel and CAT.

Featured handsets include the Blackberry Z10 for K499.50, down from K1, 299; the Blackberry 9790, which was K1, 399 and will now sell for K649.50; the Alcatel 5050 now priced at K199.50 from K499 and the CAT B15, which was K949, and will sell for K499.40.

Digicel Managing Director, Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said the smartphone sales event was expected to be popular among locals.