By ELIZABETH VUVU
DIGICEL is keen to work cooperatively with the Government and Telikom PNG to grow the whole telecommunication industry and bring more benefits to consumers nationwide.
Digicel chief executive officer John Mangos (left) said this recently in Kokopo, East New Britain province, during the passing of the National ICT Act 2009.
Recently, Digicel proposed a settlement out of court on all matters on hand so the new law found the industry on a clear state of implementation.
These matters included litigation cases by Digicel against the State and cross claims instituted by Telikom against Digicel over the issue of international gateway.
Minister for Communications and Information Patrick Tammur sent the proposed deed of settlements to Telikom PNG and was keeping track of these discussions to inform Cabinet on the choice of all parties concerned.
Mr Mangos said Digicel’s entry into the market had not been blocked by the current disputes and they just wanted to move on a clean slate and work cooperatively with the Government and Telikom.
He said they were working withTelikom to decide the facilities they would share and agree to commercial decisions made.
He said the real aim was to grow the whole telecommunication industry in order to bring more benefits to consumers nationwide and to make sure everybody was using their assets correctly.
He said the National ICT Act of 2009 was a positive way forward for everybody.