Telikom PNG continues to bring better communication services around Papua New Guinea (PNG) through its 3G/4G LTE network services.
This service will allow the people of East Sepik to have access to improved calling, sms and internet services provided through Telikom PNG’s latest mobile network.
Guest of Honour, Honourable Governor for East Sepik, Allan Bird, when commending Telikom PNG, has urged the SOE to maintain the services they are providing with reasonable rates for the services provided.
“We want a reliable service, a service with reasonable rates charged, a rate when you charge, is fair. We do not want rates that will change after two months… don’t do this”.
The Governor highlighted the need for Telikom to continue to make affordable its products and services to all market segments. He further added that it should be a mutual relationship between the Telecommunication company and the Province.
The launch was also attended by Member for Maprik, John Simon, who was also very eager to have Telikom PNG launch the new mobile service in his electorate.
“I think you will make more money in Maprik then in Wewak. You will not go wrong by going up to Maprik. That is where the heart of Sepik is. That is where the economic hub of East and West Sepik is. You’ll have more than 100,000 people in Maprik that will use the network,” Hon. Simon remarked.
The Honourable Member for Maprik, highlighted the current economic hardships faced by the country on the foreign reserves where more money was going out of the country with foreign owned companies and called on the community to support more local businesses such as Telikom PNG to ensure profits remain and circulate with the National economy.
Telikom’s Chief Technical Officer, Moses Tedemo, at the launching urged the locals to take ownership and look after the infrastructure provided.
“Any infrastructure or equipment built or provided by Telikom PNG, it’s ours therefore, we must make it our responsibility to look after them, there is no other that can provide such infrastructure; we must look after our infrastructure and equipment because they are ours,” Tedumo reminded those present of Telikom PNG, being an SOE, it belonged to the people of PNG.
Telikom’s National Retail Manager Amos Tepi, in addition said Telikom PNG continues to contribute heavily to the growth and development of the country, and continues to provide better communication services around the country.
“Telikom PNG as an SOE, whatever income we generate from any form of service Telikom provides, goes to the government to give services back to the people; health, school, road, bridges, that is why we need to use services provided by Telikom PNG”.