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Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Product Image

Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

  • Published: July 2014
  • Region: Equatorial Guinea, Guinea
  • 28 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Regulatory changes will enable growth and connectivity

Located in the southwest Pacific Ocean of Melanesia and only about 160kms north of Australia lies the mainland of Papua New Guinea and around 600 outlying islands. The western half of the mainland adjoins the New Guinea Island, which is part of Indonesia. The topography of the island is mountainous and tropical with the majority of the land under customary land ownership.

Subsistence based agricultural products, mining and petroleum products are among the largest export industries. The massive mineral developments planned and in progress over the coming decades require advanced communications necessary to trade on the global stage. The LNG project about to come online in 2014, has been estimated that it may double the GDP of the country over its operational life. The project construction has seen its share of environmental misfortunes and total construction cost would be around US$20 million. The inflation rate of around 8% and a current fiscal deficit of K2-3 billion are also driving forces that the government must harness to move the country forward.

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1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 General outlook
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Papua New Guinea's telecom market
4.2 Moving forward in telecommunication towards 2030
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 History
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.2.1 National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA)
5.3 Universal Access and Service Fund
5.4 ICT licenses
6. Fixed network operators in PNG
6.1 Telikom PNG Ltd
6.2 Digicel
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.1.1 Background information
7.1.2 Challenges of maintaining and building infrastructure
7.2 National Transmission Network (NTN)
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Satellite connections
7.3.2 Submarine cables
7.3.3 Satellite expansion
8. Broadband and internet access market
8.1 Internet market overview
8.2 Internet gateway (Tiare)
8.3 ISP market
8.3.1 Overview
8.3.2 Datec
8.3.3 Data Nets Online South Pacific
8.3.4 Hitron
8.4 Wireless broadband
8.5 Satellite broadband
9. Digital Media / Broadcasting
9.1 Satellite and cable TV
9.1.1 Background information
9.1.2 HiTRON Ltd
9.1.3 EMTV
9.2 Social Media
9.3 Tablets on 3G
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Overview of PNG's mobile market
10.2 Mobile infrastructure
10.3 Mobile statistics
10.4 Major mobile operators
10.4.1 Citifon
10.4.2 Bemobile / Vodafone
10.4.3 Digicel
10.5 Mobile technologies
10.5.1 CDMA services
10.5.2 Third generation mobile
10.6 Mobile voice services
10.6.1 VSAT connects remote Manus Islands
10.7 Mobile Broadband (Access)
10.7.1 MiFi hotspots
10.8 M-banking
10.8.1 Telikom and BSP
10.8.2 mPowa
11. Digital economy
11.1 E-education
11.1.1 One Laptop Per Child Program (OPLC)
11.2 E-government
11.2.1 Overview
11.2.2 Census 2011 notification by SMS
11.3 E-commerce
11.3.1 Easipawa
12. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Papua New Guinea 2012
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2012
Table 3 Internet and broadband statistics 2012
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2012
Table 5 National telecommunications authority
Table 6 Anticipate growth in telecommunications sector 2010; 2015; 2020; 2025; 2030
Table 7 Fixed lines in service and penetration 1999 - 2013
Table 8 Internet users and penetration rate 1998 - 2013
Table 9 Broadband subscriber, annual changes and penetration rates 2007 - 2013
Table 10 Internet bandwidth 2001 - 2012
Table 11 Facebook users overview - 2010 - 2013
Table 12 Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate 1996 - 2013
Table 13 E-government ratings overview in PNG - 2008 - 2010
Chart 1 Overview of broadband, internet subscribers and penetration rates 2004 - 2013
Exhibit 1 Map of Papua New Guinea
Exhibit 2 PNG Telecommunications Authority (PANGTEL) and the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) historic overview
Exhibit 3 Privatisation of Telikom PNG historic overview
Exhibit 4 Overview of ICT licences and sub categories
Exhibit 5 Major submarine cables with landing points in Papua New Guinea 2014
Exhibit 6 Recycled APNG-1 submarine cable now APNG-2 Port Moresby to Sydney
Exhibit 7 Overview of the additional mobile licenses offered historic
Exhibit 8 Mobile operators and technology used
Exhibit 9 Vodafone moves into the market
Exhibit 10 Hybrid technology powers cell base stations in remote locations and boosts economy
Exhibit 11 Overview of One Laptop Per Child program in the South Pacific Islands 2010

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