PNG’s new satellite internet system

The critical investment by Australia saw its Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, join PNG’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rimbink Pato, yesterday for the event.

Payne said the new system will benefit Papua New Guineans by reducing barriers to learning, improving private sector capacity and fostering job creation in the long term.

“In the near term, the project will boost connectivity for APEC meetings in Port Moresby in November,” she stated.

Satellite to give accurate forecast weather

The new upgraded system was launched by the National Weather Service (NWS) today in Port Moresby.

It is a powerful tool for tracking analysis of high quality accurate weather forecast in PNG.

Weather forecasters will be able to receive data faster in 10 minutes intervals unlike in the past when the old system provided data hourly.

The system was funded by World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and receives its data via the Himawari 8 Satellite which is owned by Japan and used by countries in the Asia Pacific Region.