Vandals cut cables in Pom

National, Normal

The National, Thursday, June 9th 2011

TELIKOM is appealing to people to stop vandali­sing vital telephone cable lines around the country following another cable-cut in Waigani last week.
As a result of that voice and data communication services to all of North Waigani, Tokarara and June Valley will be disrupted for an indefinite period, the company said.
“This process takes about a week but depends on the extent of the damage. Telikom staff have been working around the clock since last week to resolve the issue,” Telikom PNG chief executive officer Peter Loko said.
 “Our telephone cables are very expensive and vital to maintain communication for everyone.
“Vandalism of such company property by a small group of people affects many innocent customers, business houses, and public institutions such as schools by depriving them from receiving a vital service.
“Help us help you by reporting vandalism on cables today.”
This is the second such occurrence in Waigani in a month and comes at a time when the national telecommunications operator launched its mobile phone service, citifon.
Telikom is urging people to report any sighting of such criminal activity to the police or Telikom internal security on 300 5802 or 300 4024 .
The public can call the Customer Care Data Faults hotline on 1514.Telikom Customer Care services are available 24/7.