Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.
Last updated: 18 Nov 2008 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 16
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
Although PNG has a relatively advanced telecom network compared with other developing nations, teledensity as well as mobile and Internet penetration remains very low. Telecoms infrastructure is limited to the major urban centres of Port Moresby, Lae and Mt Hagen leaving rural areas very poorly served. Privatisation of Telikom began in 2001 and in 2004 an agreement was reached to sell a majority stake to South Africa-based Econet Wireless.
However, the government rejected Econet’s bid. In 2006 Telikom PNG, Telstra and Telecom NZ finalised a plan to recycle a section of the old PacRimWest cable connecting Australia to Guam as a new link connecting Port Moresby and Sydney. Telikom has begun phase one of a major network upgrade in PNG. Digicel is building a US$500 million mobile network, across PNG.
This report was last updated in 2008 and contains background information on the Telecom, Broadband and Mobile markets up until that time. This report will not be updated again. More recent information, including statistics and data is contained the latest separate report: HYPERLINK "https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Papua-New-Guinea-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband"Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband.
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