Citifon launches 3G service in B’ville

Business, Normal

The National, Thuresday 12th January 2012

MORE Papua New Guineans have been able to say “yello” to loved ones since Telikom PNG extended its 3G wireless network coverage to Buin and Bakawari in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville last December.
Communities in Buin and Bakawari on the Island of Pokpok have been keen to switch on their Citifons for the affordable rates offered by Telikom.
Telikom chief executive officer Peter Loko thanked Minister for Bougainville Affairs and Member for South Bougainville Steven Kamma for installing a transmission tower in Buin last month.
“I want to thank all the leaders and on this occasion Kamma who has assisted Telikom to rollout rural communication into remote areas to bring services to the people.
“We are now into 2012 and Telikom PNG is still driven with the vision and mission to have every Papua New Guinea get access to a phone by 2020,” Loko added.
The 3G network installed in these two localities will offer fixed wireless telephony, Citifon mobile and data services at affordable rates.
 Telikom had urged customers to take advantage of the rates and use the service to bring development to their communities. 
Schools, public institutions, business houses and residents can look forward to hooking up to the internet that can help students access online libraries while small business entrepreneurs can extend their business network and find suppliers, Loko said.