High speed internet access for Manus

This will be facilitated in the first quarter of 2020 by PNG DATACO LIMITED (DataCo), the state-owned backbone ICT provider.

Manus is currently serviced by satellite providers including Telikom, Digicel and bmobile.

However, access, speed, cost and availability of satellite services has left no options for the people of Manus that will transform and propel the island community into the digital age.

Govt urged to show numbers on merger

Director of the National Research Institute, Dr Charles Yala, described to Loop PNG that the Governments reasons for the proposed merge of Telikom, Bemobile, and Dataco, were just flowery words.

He said he was more interested in how telco services would cost.

“My challenge to them is I want to see numbers. I want them to promise the people of PNG that once this new system is up and running, internet rates which are going at this rate will now be at this rate by this time. Mobile phones (calls) that are going at this rate will be this rate at this time.