Information and Communication Technology

UoT celebrates Girls in ICT

This year, the event fell on April 27th, and was commemorated by the PNG University of Technology’s ICT Services Department.

ICT support officer, Reggie-Anne Banjua, outlined that by celebrating Girls in ICT, more girls and women will be encouraged to take up the traditionally male-dominated field.

Four main speakers joined the event today; they were representatives from the Department of ICT, the National Information and Communications Technology Authority, a PNG ICT Professionals representative and a Master’s student.

ICT sector launches 100-day plan

This plan provides the framework required for the ICT sector to align its activities to deliver the goals and aspirations of the government’s Alotau Accord II.

The government is continuously challenged to improve information and communication technology, especially for the rural majority, by establishing dialogue between the Ministry and Provincial and Local Level Governments.

Punaha: PNG lacks high speed internet access

PNG National Information Communication and Technology Authority (NICTA) chief executive officer, Charles Punaha highlighted this at the Regional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference underway in Port Moresby.

Broadband refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access.

Punaha said most developing countries in the Asia Pacific region lack high-speed Internet access.

PNG submits proposal on ICT accessibility and services

This is the second Asia Pacific tele-community (APT) event that PNG is hosting after successfully hosting one in 2016.

The proposal addresses ICT issues mainly on accessibility, cyber security and reforms in the ICT sector.

Participants from 34 countries attending the three-day meet this week are currently deliberating on what regional common proposal will be submitted to the World Telecommunications Development Forum (WTDF).