TechInPacific – PNG DataCo Limite and partners announced the landing of the Kumul Submarine Cable Network (KSCN) on the shores of East New Britain Province.
The announcement was made on May 8th and witnessed by the Provincial Governor Nakikus Konga; Tourism Minister and Kokopo MP Emil Tamur; Provincial Administrator Wilson Matava; Provincial Government representatives; and the media.
Governor Konga thanked PNG DataCo representatives and partners for the new cable network lane in the province. On the other hand, PNG DataCo CEO Paul Komboi said that they are proud for building the cable network in Kokopo.
With the cable network, New East Britain will become stakeholders to vast infrastructure in a hope to transform the telecommunication services in the country and create great opportunities for economic growth.
Komboi moreover said, “You will get the modern service regardless of whether you are in a volcanic earthquake zone or not without discrimination in technology, pricing, capacity, quality, reliability, and speed just like those living in Port Moresby are receiving and enjoying now.”
KSCN is part of PNG DataCo’s project that aims to support the Government Information and Communications Technology Policy. It includes building, owning, and operating a national broadband transmission network with point of presence and data centers in order to provide essential broadband communications services at affordable prices.
As PNG is evolving in telecommunication infrastructure, it should follow the world’s trend. It is important to keep up with the latest technologies and adapt to it and KSCN is one example of the technology that support future IT requirements.