Keith Anderson

Internet cost still high

National Information and Communications Technology Authority CEO, Charles Punaha said today.

“The challenge for us in PNG is very harsh, once we acknowledge that cost of rolling out infrastructure services in the country is very high due to the topography foundation, power grid does not extend beyond major centres, and operators have to put up stand by generators and buy fuel,” Punaha said.

But internet cost and accessibility has improved in the last 10 years, after government opened up the market.        

Local internet hub to cut cost

PNG Internet Exchange President Keith Anderson made this comment in Port Moresby at the launching of the PNG Neutral Exchange Point (PNGIX) facility to commemorate the World Telecommunication and Information Day today.  

PNGIX facility is located at the National Information and Communications Technology Authority premises.

It will be a common hub where all Internet Services Providers (ISP) will use to send data via internet.