Communication boosts growth: Digicel

Ferradaz, who has been on the job for three months now, aims to bring the PNG market to a whole new level.

He said Digicel, since its introduction to PNG in 2007, has been a game changer not only in the communication sector but also in different sectors.

“But most importantly, it has helped boost economic development.”

Ferradaz said communication has and will continue to enable advancement and development through economic boost.

This is the reason behind Digicel’s continuous presence in the country.

Partnerships vital in ICT sector: Minister

This was according to the Minister for Communication and Information, Francis Maneke, during a recent brief meet and greet with His Excellency, High Commissioner of Australia to PNG, Bruce Davis.

Maneke acknowledged the presence of the Secretary of the Department of Communication and Information, Paulias Korni, and the Managing Director for the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Kora Nou.

Collaborations between the Department of Communication and Information, NBC and NICTA alongside the development partners is the way forward for the ICT sector.

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on internet calls

The ministry of communications said access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) would be "widely available to users" from Wednesday.

It had previously blocked VoIP apps for failing to comply with "regulations".

The announcement comes only days after Snapchat blocked Al Jazeera from its app in the conservative Gulf kingdom.

Saudi officials accused the Qatar-based network of being a "harmful, propaganda-pushing channel that supports extremism".