NICTA to host PRFP-9 forum in Port Moresby

The 9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific (PRFP-9) will be supported by the Extra Budgetary Contributions from Australia and Japan.

More than 100 delegates have confirmed to attend the three-day forum.

Communication and Information Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro will open the forum.

The aim of PRFP-9 is to bring together telecommunications and ICT policy makers and regulators from the Pacific Region to discuss issues faced by them.

PNG has more than 900,000 internet users

This was revealed today by the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) CEO Charles Punaha at the Internet Filtering and Policy workshop in Port Moresby.

Internet users have increased immensely since 2007 during the liberation of the mobile sector with two new mobile licenses issued by NICTA.

Punaha explained that prior to 2007, there was a monopolistic ICT sector with Telikom having exclusive rights.

This saw very low penetration, high-priced services and the dual regulatory regime was costly and timely.

Internet filtering workshop to be staged in Moresby

The workshop will highlight the importance of the internet filtering policy and the IGIS in Papua New Guinea.

The one-day workshop is organised by the Department of Communication and Information in collaboration with the Office of Censorship.

The theme of the workshop is ‘Empowering PNG through clean and efficient use of ICT’ and it will cover the concept paper on internet filtering system in PNG and internet and email policing.

There’ll be discussions on the political, legal, economic and social implication of internet filtering and the role of filtering system.

Online trickers common for Bougainvilleans

A lot of Bougainville internet users, mainly youths, think it is all right to lie and stalk other people and even blackmail some.

Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Whatsapp are the ones that are the favourites among youngsters.

A concerned internet user in Buka, Jackson Tovilu, told Loop PNG that the lack of awareness had prompted people to use the internet in their own ways.

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Church partnership boosted in East New Britain

Raluana LLG in the Kokopo district, East New Britain Province has established its Council of Churches.

PNG Customs and NICTA to impose heavy fines for illegal ICT goods

PNG Customs and NICTA to impose heavy fines for illegal ICT goods

PNG Customs and ICT industry regulator, NICTA, today issued the warning as a result of the growing illegal and mainly substandard radio communication equipment and devices flooding PNG.

These unapproved ICT apparatus and devices are mainly of low quality and are not durable.

The public has been urged to refrain from buying them and report to Customs or NICTA those involved in the import, sale or supply of the illegal merchandise.  

Customs officers and NICTA inspectors will step up presence and surveillance at ports of entry and border areas of the country.