PNG ICT & INNOVATION EXPO

Source: PNG Time

Date:
 Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August 2011
Time:
 10 am to 4 pm daily
Venue:
 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium 
Contact PNGTIME:
 Email: pngtime@gmail.com  Ph: 657 3165 or 7332 7646
Website:
 

Participating Organisations

1.
Able Computing
13.
IEA College of TAFE
2.
Bank of PNG (BPNG)
14.
International Training Institute (ITI)
3.
Bank South Pacific (BSP)
15.
IT Job Training Center (IJTC)
4.
BeMobile
16.
MCR (Australia)
5.
Star Office Works
17.
Nambawan Super
6.
ConXions Ltd
18.
NASFUND
7.
Daltron
19.
NASFUND Contributors Savings & Loans
8.
Digicel, Data Nets & NEC
20.
PNG Power
9.
Datec
21.
Remington Technologies
10
Eda Ranu
22.
Sun Engineering (PNG) Ltd
11.
Enterprise Center
23.
Telikom PNG
12.
Express Infotech
24.
Westpac Bank

National ICT Authority and Bank of PNG to Participate at the 2011 ICT & INNOVATION EXPO

The National ICT Authority (NICTA) and Bank of PNG (BPNG) will be exhibiting at the 2011 ICT and INNOVATION EXPO from Friday 5th and Saturday 6th AUGUST at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium.

The intention of the ICT and INNOVATION EXPO is to provide a middle of the road opportunity for the ICT ecosystem to collaborate in profiling the industry and showcase the importance and impact it has on the development aspirations of Papua New Guinea. Whether one is a vendor of ICT products and services, mobile phone operators, ICT professionals, the ICT infrastructure and national assets such as radio wave spectrum, the customers and consumers of ICT including households, businesses, educational institutions and government all form part of ICT ecosystem of any nation.

Papua New Guinea is on the verge of greater things to come with two successful national reforms that are game changers in their own industries for the benefit of the masses; firstly the reforms in the finance industry under the watchful eye of Sir Mekere’s Government and currently the prevailing reforms in the ICT sector under the National Alliance Government.

NICTA and BPNG’s participation as regulators beside other roles they play in their respective industries is a welcome sign of the solidarity for the ICT ecosystem coming together to showcase the importance and impact of ICT in our country. 

Three very successful sectors in Papua New Guinea from transformation policies are the:
(i) finance sector
(ii) the minerals sector and now,
(iii) the ICT sector.
Transformating Papua New Guinea one sector at a time – wouldn’t it be master stroke to have universal education with computers for all schools in Papua New Guinea!The growth in number of Papua New Guineans going onto the internet enmass, in particular social networking sites makes advertising on these sites and Google a promoters dream. See below some statistics about the growth in Papua New Guineans taking the plunge to the internet and greater uptake of mobile communication devices making that a possibility.

YEAR
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
Telephones – main lines in use
62,000
62,000
62,000
63,700
63,700
60,000
60,000
60,000 
Telephones – mobile cellular
15,000
15,000
15,000
75,000
75,000
300,000
600,000
900,000
Internet Hosts
517
389 
909 
2,436 
2,436 
3,422 
3,432 
4,285 
Internet Users
75,000
75,000
170,000
110,000
110,000
110,000
120,000
125,000

Note: Internet Hosts are computers that have direct access to the internet via some of the following mediums:
corporate internet links, ADSL, dial up internet or broadband internet dongles

Facebook Tracking – PNG Residents Opening Accounts in Facebook’s Online Social Networking:

Check Date
PNG Facebook Users
Growth
% Growth
04.07.2011
38,220 
 
 
16.07.2011
39,560
1,340
4 % 
19.07.2011
41,060
1,500
3.8%

To get 1,500 to 2,000 Papua New Guineans going to Facebook every two weeks is truly an astounding phenomenon. At this rate one can extrapolate that by 2015, we will have 100,000 Papua New Guineans on online social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.Truly exciting times for PNG and lets keep the momentum going playing our part in developing the ICT ecosystem in our country.

 
Sources of data for table and graph above:
http://www.nationmaster.com/country/pp-papua-new-guinea/med-media
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/CIA_World_Fact_Book,_2004/Papua_New_Guinea
Note: This data is outdated but provides a general indication on the growth of ICT in Papua New Guinea

 

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One thought on “PNG ICT & INNOVATION EXPO

  1. Thanks to Digicel, the cost of accessing the internet has dropped. People may claim that there are many negative impacts that come along with change but it’s a sacrifice that we must take order to move forward in the ICT industry.

    If only schools could be invited to such events to get the upcoming generations to be aware of the technologies and the latest ICT trends in the industry so that as they enter the workforce in the future, they would be aware of the pros and cons and to use the internet to help assist the development of our economy and to expose our people to the outside world.

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