Government stops mobile competition
THE National Executive Council has made a decision to effectively stop any mobile competition in the country and competition will be delayed by another 12 months.
Digicel still committed to offer services
Digicel is committed to Papua New Guinea and continues to work closely with the Government of Papua New Guinea and the regulators – the Independent Consu-mer and Competition Commission and PANGTEL, to introduce within weeks competition to the telecommunications sector.
So when the hell do we get improved services!!! You want to delay my opportunity to have a better service by 12 months?! And you are now directly effecting my business income. What the Fuck is that!! Why didn’t you think of that before you issued the licenses, how many consultants and how much advice were you getting before you issued the licenses? How much money was spent on that before you reached this new brain wave?
Do you know how long it will take and cost to setup 2 separate companies of that size? We’ll obviously be waiting for another 10 years while NetCo and ServCo work out their internal systems, staffing issues etc. and consequently that will delay the quality of the services that are to come to us. So why do we have to suffer for your stupid mistakes.
I totally understand that Telikom or NetCo or ServCO (who came up with these stupid ,boring, uninspiring names anyway??) is PNG owned and we need to support our PNG owned businesses. I do realise that we need to keep money in the country but the Telikom business case against the Digicel case is a no-brainer.
Digicel does not have landlines and internet, so that’s one revenue stream Telikom has that Digicel doesn’t. Inter-connecting fees between Digicel mobiles to Telikom landlines will make additional revenue for Telikom. Telikom could also sell wholesale internet through Digicel mobiles if they were to introduce 3G.
In terms of mobile competition, all Telikom has to do is to improve reception for it’s network in the cities where the most concentration of users and especially business users are.
So why the panic Telikom?
And for Gods Sake Telikom if you want a better company than pay your staff better or hire better people. Digicel went out and got Peter Watinga for marketing and this PNG gentleman had been doing wonders at all the other company’s he worked for so any right thinking organisation would obviously chase him down to get him to work for them. There are countless stories like this with Digicel paying well and employing PNG’eans. Shit they even bothered to contract us to do their website while other PNG companies like BSP, etc send that type of work overseas.
In short the Government and Telikom need only to open their fuckin eyes to see that the solutions to their problems are right under their noses and if they bothered to look they would realise that they have in their hands a sleeping giant. Farrrk, how much will it cost to restructure these 2 new stupidly named companies???