PNG Power, Telikom ink optic fibre deal

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PNG Power Ltd (PPL) and Telikom PNG Ltd have signed a deal to develop optic fibre network in the country.
Signed last Monday, the deal calls for the PPL to carry the optic fibre network as part of its transmission and distribution network.
Telikom chief executive officer Peter Loko and PPL acting chief executive officer Lawrence Solomon inked the documents at Telikom’s boardroom in Waigani, Port Moresby.
Mr Loko and Mr Solomon said they were happy with the signing after years of negotiations and they looked forward to working together to complete the project.
The signing marked the start of preparations for PPL to construct, test and commission the optical ground wire (OPGW), ADSS and APPROACH cables on PPL’s power network that would link Madang and Lae through Walium, Gusap, Yonki, Mutzing and Erap.
Once installed, the optic fibre cables on PPL’s transmission and distribution infrastructure would allow Telikom to use the technology for telecommunication purposes.
This meant that Telikom would be able to use optic fibre cables that carry a capacity of 10 Gigabytes (GB), establishing a data superhighway guaranteed to take telecommunications technology to a whole new level.