National Transmission Network
The underlying objective of PNG’S Government is to push competition across the retail telecommunications sector by upgrading, building, owning and operating the National Transmission Network (NTN) and making it available to ICT operators at the wholesale level only.
State-owned PNG Dataco will be the wholesale infrastructure and capacity provider, including managing capacity on submarine cables, satellites and microwave.
In early 2016, PNG Dataco completed the main fibreoptic connection between all Highlands provinces and the Lae–madang sector, as part of the NTN.
Dataco General Manager Commercial, Une O’ome, says the next stage is to complete the link between Mendi and Hides, which will complete the fibreoptic connection between Port Moresby and Lae and Madang, by the third quarter of 2016.