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Digicel now exclusive telecommunications sponsor for Hunters

The three year deal was made official today with the signing between Digicel Retail Director, Lorna McPherson and PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) Chairman, Sandis Tsaka at the CHM building in Port Moresby.

This is the second term of the platinum agreement and marks the first time the PNGRFL has had an exclusive telecommunications partner.

‘Nothing brings people together like rugby league in PNG. Digicel is thrilled to line up beside the world’s most passionate rugby league supporters and cheer on our home grown team, the SP Hunters.

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It was a proud moment for Papua New Guinea when Miss PNG 2015 Abigail Havora returned from the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant in Cook Islands last year with the regional queen title and crown.

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22 Digicel staff rewarded for outstanding achievement in 2016

And its success is attributed to highly motivated individuals in the company who have been rewarded for their contribution to the company’s success.

Head of Digicel Business, Gary Cobain, said this during the Digicel Business Awards in Port Moresby on Saturday night November 26, where 22 staff from across the country were recognised for outstanding achievement and effort in 2016.

Cobain said these individuals have contributed to Digicel PNG having an outstanding year.

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Daniel Kapi arrested for conspiracy

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An elderly man from Enga province appeared at the Waigani Committal Court today over allegations he conspired with others to sign a court document for a case before the National Court.

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Fourth Digicel tower set for Telefomin

The tower will be set up in the vicinity of the Frieda River mine project to support its progress.

Mirism presented the payment to Digicel’s Director Government Relations, Gary Seddon in a brief presentation this week.

The Telefomin MP said the 3.6 billion dollar Frieda River project is being given priority.

With the cash flow issue in the country taking a toll on many businesses, the district, through its District Improvement Services Program grant, has foot the bill for the fourth tower, which costs a million kina to set up.

Daffodil Cup Golf Challenge gets support from Digicel

 Digicel PNG donated 4 Samsung Galaxy S7 phones this week towards the event’s 'team prizes'.

The annual Daffodil Cup is set for Friday, August 12 at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club organized by the Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) and sponsored by Oil Search.

The challenge is now into its 14th consecutive year and is a major fundraiser within Daffodil Month, the PNGCF's August Campaign.

The event aims to raise funds for cancer prevention and education in PNG.

Firm aims to increase data penetration

Digicel PNG is on the path now to increase data penetration throughout the country through the use of its recently launched service, free Facebook.

Acknowledging Facebook as the largest social media platform globally with 1.6 billion customers, Digicel PNG partnered with Facebook to provide free browsing to its PNG customers.

Digicel managing director mobile, Shivan Bhargava, said Facebook may possibly be a starting point to get more Papua New Guineans onto social media.

Free Facebook takes off quickly

Digicel head of products, Paul Byrne, said the company has seen positive response following the soft launch in July 22.

Not stating specific numbers, he says Digicel has seen a massive uplift from a numbers perspective.

He also noted that this remarkable result has been achieved prior to any advertising campaigns being rolled out.

“We just started our advertisement campaign on Monday so we’re expecting really big uptake and increase in people using Facebook on our network.”

Digicel's 'saik ap' morning

This is the concept behind Digicel PNG’s efforts to get staff involved in weekly Staff Motivate Sessions.

This morning was no different as staff were led by Loop PNG and Trend Media staff as they carried out a dance movement routine energised with Justin Timberlake’s Can't stop the feeling song playing in the background.

The “active” 30 minute staff “encouragement” activities has been in place since last year, following a staff company “Wellness & Peak Performance week”.

Digicel delivers free Facebook to PNG

The option to switch to free Facebook was officially launched last night (July 26) at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby. This exciting development was introduced to Digicel staff during a soft launch at the company’s headquarters in Port Moresby and other regional sales offices in Lae, Kokopo and Mt Hagen on July 22.

The newly-launched option to switch to free Facebook mode is accessible via smartphone

Facebook apps or on Facebook.com only when attached to the Digicel network.