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PNG DataCo Aims To Complete The Cable Works By This Year



PNG Dataco managing director Paul Komboi says they aim to complete the national transmission network highway this year.


Mr Komboi said this during the landing of the Wewak cable from Vanimo in West Sepik last Friday.


He said the landing of the fibre optic cable in Vanimo from Jayapura and now to Wewak is only the beginning for the system’s Kumul Submarine Cable Network.


Komboi said after Wewak the cable landing vessel MV Ile De Re will be moving towards Manus and will be connecting the New Guinea Islands region including Kimbe, Kokopo, Kavieng and Awara and on to Kerema and Daru.


“For the Highlands region, we have completed all the provinces except Hela. We used the PNG Power line to carry the fibre optic cable… we will try to complete all these projects in 2020.


The big task the government has asked us to do is still ahead of us,” he said.


Mr Komboi said since its establishment in 2014 PNG DataCo was mandated by the Government to build a national highway for communication by setting the foundation for other carriers like Digicel, Telikom and Bmobile to use this highway and move the internet traffic around the country more faster, quicker and reliable.


“Wewak has just witnessed the landing of this highway.


“From here this project will be in the capable hands of the district and provincial administrations and other parties to bring this service and make it available to the people to use, “he added.


He said this project wouldn’t be successful without the help of their partners such as NBC, Post PNG and PNG Power who have helped in building national transmission highway around the country.


“I want to thank East Sepik for your cooperation with us and for allowing the project to flow smoothly until the landing. We will now be fixing the landing station or the data centre and once we activate it you can start using the service. Continue reading at https://postcourier.com.pg/png-dataco-aims-to-complete-the-cable-works-by-this-year/ | Post Courier