IPBC secures Bemobile

Business, Normal

The National, Thursday October 24th, 2013

 THE future of bemobile is now secured following the completion of a share transfer that saw the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) owning 85% of the telco. 

Sundar Ramamurthy (pictured) has been appointed new group chief executive.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the telecommunications industry in Papua New Guinea.

Raj Deo, an experienced telecommunications professional, has also been appointed CEO for PNG and chief technical officer (CTO) for the group. 

An IPBC spokesperson said bemobile would resurrect the company by carrying out recruitment very soon to fill vacancies.

“As the main shareholder of bemobile, IPBC is appealing to the public to be prepared to re-activate their bemobile SIM cards and would like to thank all customers for trusting and staying with the telco.” 

As bemobile is owned by the state, all Papua New Guineans will have the option to become shareholders in the company in the coming years.”

IPBC said an order has been given to Huawei, as the solution provider, to upgrade some communication equipment immediately.