Telikom celebrates 56th anniversary with a bang

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The National – Tuesday, July 5, 2011

THE management and staff of Telikom PNG Ltd in Port Moresby last Friday celebrated 56 years of operation in the country at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex.
The celebrations saw the company honour staff who had served for more than 30 years.
It awarded star performers for their contributions in making Telikom what it is today.
Chief executive Peter Loko paid tribute to past staff members for laying the foundation and for today’s staff in carrying the company forward to include new services across the country.
Loko said Telikom PNG started in 1955 with 2,250 subscribers and now had landlines, Xcess phones, wireless technology, VSat systems, video conferencing and recently 3G and CDMA network.
Telikom has two mobile phone service providers, bemobile, which broke away in 2008, and the recently introduced citifon.
“Six million people own Telikom that is why we are passionate in what we do and in our aim is to provide services that will improve people’s lives.
“So I want to thank our customers for giving us this business.
“I want to thank our shareholders, our board for making good decisions and the IPBC and the ministry for all your support,” Loko said.
Telikom began in 1955 as the Postal and Telecommunications office or PTC.
In 1996, its functions were separated and three new entities emerged in the form of Post PNG, Telikom and Nicta.
Telikom today has two subsidiaries, the PNG Directory or Yellow Pages and Kalang Advertising.