Bridging ICT in PNG

At the launch of the new Tok Pisin website for Get Safe Online PNG, the Information and Communications Technology Manager for Kumul Telikom Holdings Ltd (KTHL), Rungi Pingi highlighted that the country’s diversity of languages and physical geography makes communication a difficult task.

Pingi said, “PNG is certainly a land of many unexpected corners and turns as you drive along the highway of information and digital connectivity.”

He added that establishing communication to all parts of the country, especially the most remote locations would prove a great difficulty.


Deputy PM Steven and Minister Masiu join hands to push the Digital Transformation Agenda

To bring government closer to the people through effective governance, improved service delivery and socio-economic growth so it can become a smart, interactive and well-informed society by promoting collaboration and participation including innovation and learning and an open, transparent and accountable government.

Masiu announces completion of Digital Transformation Policy

Masiu in a statement said as a Minister responsible for Information & Communication Technology, it is his core duty to continuously explore technology and harness its applications for the benefits of all people.

“I thank my acting Secretary Steven Matainaho and his team for this enabling policy framework for the ICT sector.

Boost for PNG’s ICT sector

In what is considered a milestone for PNG’s Department of Communications and Information Technology (Department of ICT), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on February 25th between the PNG Department of ICT and its Australian counterpart, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication (DITRDC).

The MOU was signed by PNG Department’s Acting Secretary Steven Matainaho and Australia Department’s Secretary, Simon Atkinson, in Canberra at the DITRDC.

PNG govt digital master plan

The officers contributed ideas to progress the development of PNG Digital Government Master Plan to support unified government ICT services going forward.

Project Manager for Integrated Government Information System, Jack Tomon, said the workshop will help re-validate and guide existing plans and complement the implementation of the National ICT roadmap.

The ICT roadmap includes digital infrastructure, digital government, digital services, digital skills, digital business environment and digital safety.

Sogeri national high ICT boost

The ICT resources provided to the school include the setup of 40 computers with software installation, wireless internet access and installation of a server and storage.

The support also includes the installation of a digital library commonly known as the E-Granary, which stores up to thirty-two million valuable learning and teaching resources. These can be used at the school to support teaching and learning across all subjects in the curriculum.

Digitec launches branch in Kimbe

The launch started with the blessing and dedication of their new office at Malama building by Catholic Bishop, William Bill Fey.

The blessings was witnessed by WNB Governor, Sasindran Muthuvel, Digitec CEO Nirmal Signh, Managing Director Nishith Muchhala, the NBPOL Management and other corporate houses.

Founded on the holistic ICT service solutions, Digitec is set to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for all your ICT needs with the four (4) pillars that makes service the heart of this company i.e.

Government role in ICT must be clear

The call made by NRI Director, Dr Charles Yala, follows the launching of the NRI’s latest report ‘Why are internet rates high in Papua New Guinea?’

“What is the role of the government? A player? A referee? A facilitator or a bit of each?” asks Dr Yala.

“Providing a clear answer to these set of questions will make the work of the regulators easy to define and for the businesses to be clear on their investment opportunities.

India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens

The courses are sponsored by the Government of India and delivered by Indian institutions through the Indian Technical and Economic (ITEC) Programme. ITEC is part of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Third Country Training Programmes, which aims to build capacity in member countries by providing specialist training in key areas of development work.