VIDEO: Fibre optic problem not an issue

It's one of only two submarine fibre optic sources in the country, with the other one found off Ela beach in Port Moresby.
However, the other major Telecommunications Company in the country Digicel says there are other ways around the submarine problem.


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ICCC concerned with Telikom, DataCo deal

In a media statement, Commissioner and CEO, Paulus Ain, said the ICCC was worried that the arrangement may raise potential competition issues.

This follows a report in one of the local dailies that Telikom and PNG DataCo had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to make available domestic and international cable capacity to each other on their infrastructure under a normal commercial arrangement.

Govt urged to show numbers on merger

Director of the National Research Institute, Dr Charles Yala, described to Loop PNG that the Governments reasons for the proposed merge of Telikom, Bemobile, and Dataco, were just flowery words.

He said he was more interested in how telco services would cost.

“My challenge to them is I want to see numbers. I want them to promise the people of PNG that once this new system is up and running, internet rates which are going at this rate will now be at this rate by this time. Mobile phones (calls) that are going at this rate will be this rate at this time.

Telikom workers to stop work tomorrow

This comes after what the communication workers Union President Nug Mamtirin deemed was an unsatisfactory reply by the Prime Minister to their 9-point petition.

The Prime Minister in a letter dated 21st February said industrial issues are to be dealt through the office of the industrial registrar thus he has directed Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari to seek advice from the Registrar before the government can address the issues contained in the petition.

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Telikom union calls for dialogue

The Workers Union is in disagreement with its management in its plan to introduce the ‘spill and fill’ concept, which is a new employment policy for the state-owned communication company.

“Main target for ‘spill and fill’ is to recruit young graduates and make redundant many experienced Telikom employees,” claimed Mamtirim.     

“The Telikom management only attended one sitting from the three endorsed by the labour office.

 “The compulsory conference is temporarily on hold.

National Soccer League season officially launched

The event was witnessed by franchise clubs, sponsors, PNG Football Association, Sports Federation officials and government officials.

When launching the season, NSL chairman Isaac Lupari thanked the participating clubs, franchise owners and Telikom PNG for the support.

Lupari said it had not been an easy journey for NSL in the last 12 years.

 "We hope that one day soccer will become the national sport in PNG as it is played throughout the country by all ages and gender," said Lupari.

NSL gate taking to be reviewed

TNSL board chairman Isaac Lupari confirmed that they will review that to make sure revenue that is generated is shared between the participating teams at the different venues.

Lupari said one of the reasons why they wanted to make sure that everybody went in free in past seasons is to get the people back to the game because soccer is a family game.

“We wanted the mums, dads and the kids get to get involved and support the sport,’’ he said.

New NSL format to encourage more participation

TNSL board hopes that at the conference level they will encourage more clubs to participate and then build the competition to the next level.

Board member and PNG Football Association general secretary Dimirit Mileng said there’s a lot of talent  in the grassroots competition and in the PNGFA sanctioned competitions.

He said these young talents need to be exposed at the semi-professional level.

“By playing in the conference format, we are not downgrading the level of competition but generating a competitive environment.

NSL franchise clubs urged to manage funds properly

TNSL Board chairman Isaac Lupari said it is the responsibility for franchises to manage their funds so they can attract sponsors and last long in the competition.

Lupari said many clubs have withdrawn from the competition because of lack of sponsorship.

As advised by the TNSL Board with endorsement from PNG Football Association, all franchise teams will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs out of the normal regional competition.

“Our policies drive clubs to take ownership.