Newcrest partners with Telstra to deliver O3b high-speed broadband

The partnership was made possible through Telstra’s new 100 megabits per second (Mbps) satellite link to the Lihir gold mine in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea.

The new medium-earth-orbit (MEO) satellite link, which has increased bandwidth to Lihir by over 600 per cent, is the result of a partnership between Newcrest, Telstra and satellite service provider O3b Networks.

“Newcrest is proud to make use of this innovative new service to significantly improve the network experience at Lihir”, said Chief Information Officer, Gavin Wood.

Lihir locals urged to start spin-off businesses

Ward Three Member of the Nimamar Local Level Government, Clement Zanayes, said this following road construction works carried out in their local constituency.

His comments follow negotiations with Lihir Mine operators, Newcrest Mining Limited, on the construction of a road running through Lipuko and Matakues villages, which fall under Nimamar LLG.

Zanayas led negotiations for road works to be diverted and avoid destroying an existing burial site at Matakues, and have it released to the community as the existing road was built over some graveyards.

Death halts gold mine operations temporarily


In a statement, Newcrest says it is deeply saddened by this incident and staff are working with the management of Hidden Valley to understand the circumstances.

The gold mining company said an investigation is underway.

The company expressed  condolences and support for the employee’s family, friends and colleagues at the Hidden Valley operation, during this difficult time.

This will be the second incident in little over a month where a Newcrest mine in the country has been forced to suspend production.

ANG Lihir sales outsourced

Major domestic ports such as Lae, Mt Hagen and Rabaul will not be affected.

The airline industry around the world is moving towards modern and smarter practices to remain competitive within an ever changing economic and technological environment.

To this end, Air Niugini is also getting on board to embrace a change in the way it conducts its business.