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Digicel PNG CEO Steps Down

He will remain as an advisor to Digicel Pacific, based in Australia with his family.

Colin has been with Digicel Pacific for more than nine years and has served as the CEO of Digicel PNG for five years. He was a board member of the PNG Digicel Foundation and Digicel Pacific.

Colin has been instrumental in advancing the development of the country through upgrading networks, bringing world leading technology to some of the most remote parts of PNG and progressing healthcare and education through the work of the PNG Foundation.

Digicel celebrates Customer Day

With Digicel’s promise of “simply more”, Customer Day is focused on providing More to Digicel customers; More Smiles, More gratitude, More treats and Prizes and More face to face interactions. 

St John’s restart heart awareness

A team from the St John Ambulance staff held a free one-hour awareness session on Heart Attack and first aid training at the Digicel PNG headquarters on Tuesday 03rd October as part of their Restart a Heart Day campaign this year.

When someone collapses in a public place such as the market, PMV, store or even at the office and home, normally people are confused or scared and do nothing. People do not know that they are capable of saving a life when the heart stops beating.

Making a difference in the community

The annual Foundation Day, a paid leave offered by Digicel PNG Ltd, allows employees to actively participate in community service through the Digicel Foundation initiatives.

The cleanathon, spanning from Digicel's Head office at Gordons to various key points like Wardstrip Primary School, Gordons Secondary School, Unagi Oval, RH, and Brian Bell Plaza, aimed to tackle prevalent issues like betelnut husks, cigarette butts, wrappers, bottle tops, straws, and juice containers.

Telstra CEO meets Prime Minister Marape

The meeting was also attended by the Senior Vice President of Digicel PNG Limited, Lorna McPherson.

During the meeting, Ms. Brady expressed her satisfaction with the current Telstra services in Papua New Guinea, highlighting the successful integration of Digicel PNG Limited into the Telstra Agreement. She proudly shared that Telstra committed to deliver 115 towers nationwide and is on track to provide improved services to rural areas by March 2024.

Running water after 20 years

In spite of that, the health facility has been neglected for over 20 years with no running water, no electricity, leaky roofs, rusty medical equipment, only one delivery bed and no security for both staff and patients.

Officer-in-charge of the Aseki Health Centre, Sr Mathilda Maborai, described their issues as “10 out of 10” until Digicel Morobe staff stepped in to install a solar water pump at a value of K20,000.

The project was officially opened and handed over by Digicel Morobe’s general manager, Shaunna Imatana, on Saturday, the 19th of August.

Digicel Awarded Fastest Network in PNG

To determine this award, Ookla analyzed consumer-initiated tests taken on Speedtest® using modern devices across all major operators in the country. The results of the analysis by Ookla confirms that Digicel achieved the fastest overall mobile speeds in Papua New Guinea during the time period.

Jimi invests K400,000 for Digicel tower

In a show of commitment to enhancing better communication for his district, Mr Goi presented a cheque for K400,000. This is a part payment of a total of K800,000 for a new tower.

Telecommunication is vital to connecting the unconnected and through Digicel PNG, the remote district of Jimi will have access to better telecommunication services.

MP Goi expressed his appreciation to Digicel PNG for focusing its efforts on providing telecommunication services to rural Papua New Guinea.

Merchant Payment Service

This is an alternate option for payment at stores where CellMoni is accepted aside from the many different available options.

With Merchant Payment made available on CellMoni, customers are given added convenience such as less time spent in cue, fast checkout and, ease down the need to carry physical wallets.

The mobile device is nicknamed, ‘The new wallet’ literally being hand-held and, an accessory carried everywhere.

Digicel CellMoni commits to NFIS3

Implementing the strategy is the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI) in collaboration with the Central Bank (BPNG) and the Department of Treasury.

CEFI is the mandated organization implementing the National Financial Inclusion Policy 2019 since the first NFIS 2013-2015. Thereafter, its success followed with the second NFIS 2016- 2020.