Telikom PNG

Govt focuses on domestic services

Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investments, William Duma, said this when announcing the new managing directors of Air Niugini and Kumul Telikom PNG.

Duma announced the appointments of Alan Milne as MD of Air Niugini, and Paul Hyde as MD for Telikom PNG.

Duma said improving domestic services was a high priority for both organisations.

He stated that both companies were vital mechanisms in the economic growth of the country.

ICCC authorises Telikom, DataCo merger

ICCC Commissioner Paulus Ain made the announcement during a media conference yesterday.

The application was jointly lodged on the 05th of April 2017, by Kumul Consolidated Holdings Limited and Telikom.

KCHL also applied for clearance together with the authorization application, but subsequently withdrew it. As a result the review of this authorization application did not proceed until the 30th of January 2018, when KCHL formally advised the ICCC to recommence the assessment of its authorization application.

Bird calls for reasonable rates

Bird made the call during Telikom PNG’s launching of its 3G/4G LTE network services in East Sepik.

He said Telikom needed to continue to make affordable its products and services to all market segments.

“We want reliable service, a service with reasonable rates charged, a rate when you charge, is fair. We do not want rates that will change after two months… don’t do this.”

The new services will allow improved calling, SMS and internet services through Telikom’s latest mobile network.

Patel says accusations by people with vested interest

He said this in response to demands for his removal as Board Chairman by the Communication Workers Union (PNG CWU) amid serious conflict of interest accusations and allegations.

The claims have also been the subject of debate in social media following the publication of the allegations by bloggers.

The PNG CWU on Monday during a sit-in protest also, called for the removal of John Mangos as Managing Director of Kumul Telikom, and for the merger between Telikom, Bemobile and DataCo to be stopped.

Telikom PNG donates 33 blood bags

The Port Moresby General Hospital and Corporate Blood Drive team thanked Telikom PNG for making time available to donate blood and help save a life.

“Thank you for rolling up your sleeves and donating blood. These blood donations will save many lives and help many ill patients at PMGH,” says the team.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Telikom PNG. This was a great effort from all involved.”

Brenda Gibalu, who has been working within the corporate sales team at Telikom PNG for the last eight years, has been a regular blood donor for 15 years.

Air Niugini and Telikom support FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Air Niugini in support of the event will provide kind assistance comprising of air travel discounts and other promotional activities.

Meanwhile, Telikom PNG being the leading supporter of football in PNG will provide facilities and backing FIFA for the broadcasting of the competition, which will see the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup reach over 200 million people around the world.

As a leading telecommunication company, Telikom PNG will provide phone lines and internet services for the four stadiums hosting matches throughout the three-week tournament.

Vandalised Telikom cables gives Oro the blackouts

Popondetta has been impacted seriously with system outages for major business houses and government departments that depend on Telkom’s network for voice and data communication.

350 made redundant by Telikom PNG

Telikom chief executive officer Michael Donnelly told Loop PNG that 350 employees have been made redundant.  

Before the exercise the State owned Telecommunication Company had a staff ceiling of 650 nationwide.     

Donnelly said with technology changing, skills and experience, economic performance, business process review and productivity improvement, the need to downsize the workforce was inevitable.  

“Most employees are paid when they exit the company, or any delay is due to individual circumstances of individual staff concerned. “

Telikom announces 100pc ownership of EMTV

This was announced in Port Moresby today by Telikom PNG Board chairman Mahesh Patel.

The acquisition of MNL is a strategic investment decision by the Telikom Board to ensure the company is positioned well in a highly evolving and dynamic market.

Patel said EMTV’s strategic objectives are closely aligned with Telikom and they are in a strong financial position to recapitalise MNL to expand coverage across PNG.

This also gives the opportunity to transition from analogue to digital technology platforms and to develop more local content. 

Union and Telikom in standoff

The management of the state-owned telecommunication company is adamant to implement the ‘spill and fill concept’ while the worker’s union is saying the requirement policy is illegal.         

PNGCWU president Nug Mamtirim said the Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Benjamin Poponawa has directed both parties to have a conference to find a solution to the disagreement.

“The conference started yesterday after we wrote to the Labour Minister on November 16,” Mamtirim told Loop PNG.