Australia's biggest telco Telstra says any issues that arise prior to its acquisition of the Pacific assets of Digicel are matter for the seller to resolve.
Telecommunications provider Digicel says it is looking at its legal options to get a tax imposed on it by Papua New Guinea removed, warning that this could delay the sale of its Pacific assets to Telstra.
Super taxes proposed by Papua New Guinea will hit Telstra in its role as owner of Digicel, with the telco having to pay out about $36 million if the tax comes into force.
Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says its assessment of Telstra's business risk, following its acquisition of Digicel's business in the South Pacific region, remains largely unchanged.
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji are set to be the first Pacific countries to have access to more Australian television content delivered through the Australian Government’s PacificAus TV initiative.
The Vocus Group has completed the final splice of the 4700km Coral Sea Cable System which provides a fibre optic link between Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
The Vocus Group has begun work to lay the part of the 4700-km Coral Sea Cable System that connects Honiara and Sydney, with a ceremony held in the Solomon Islands.
Mobile networks and broadband Internet access for corporate and consumer customers operated by PNG DataCo have been restored by SES Networks, following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the town of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea, in the early morning hours of 7 May.
H2 Cable and SubCom have signed a contract for the supply and installation of the H2 submarine cable system that will be the first to connect Australia and Hong Kong, with direct access to China.
The Pacific Islands have the lowest mobile Internet penetration rate in the world at 18%, but the mobile operators trade body, GSM Association, says the region has great potential and is on the cusp of a digital revolution.
A minister in the Papua New Guinea government has said that his country will honour the agreement it has made with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies to build its Internet infrastructure, snubbing offers by the US, Japan and Australia to step in instead.
The Vocus Group has signed a contract with Alcatel Submarine Networks to build a 4000-kilometre subsea cable linking the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
In what should come as no surprise, the Federal Government has awarded the contract for building the sub-sea cable between Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Sydney to the Vocus Group.
Huawei Australia chairman John Lord says the company has not been officially advised either way about its bid to participate in Australia's 5G rollout, even as reports claimed that the company would be excluded.
The Vocus Group has entered into a deal with Australia to undertake a scoping study on design, construction and procurement of an undersea cable system between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia, displacing Huawei which was the original company signed to undertake the job.
ICT services and solutions provider Data#3 has secured a five-year contract to support PanAust, an Australian-headquartered copper and gold producer in Laos, with pre-development and exploration opportunities in Laos, Papua New Guinea and Myanmar.
Mobile phone services have reached a saturation point in many of the world’s developed markets, forcing mobile operators to look for potential new revenue streams in different markets and industry sectors, according to a newly published report.
Telstra has secured a multi-year contract to provide high-speed broadband services via satellite to Newcrest Mining’s Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.
Vodafone has boosted its $5 a day roaming network offer with the addition of six new destinations – Canada, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Solomon Islands.
Huawei Marine, a joint venture company established by Chinese telco giant Huawei and Global Marine Systems, has been contracted to help build a national broadband transmission network to provide telecommunications services to major coastal centres and islands in Papua New Guinea.
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