Na­tional Trans­mis­sion Net­work

Business Advantage Papua New Guinea - - Telecommunications -

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. 

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