Thursday, 19th April, 2012, Port Moresby PNG – Digicel, PNG’s leading mobile telecommunications company continues with the next phase of its 3G technology roll-out program and a total of 12 sites in six provinces have been upgraded and are on air since the end of last month.
The sites that have been upgraded to 3G technology are in Popondetta; in Lae-Mt. Lunaman, Nine Mile and Atzera Water Tank; in Madang– Council Nursery, the Traffic Office and Jomba; Post PNG in Wewak; White House Ok Tedi and the Tabubil Market in the Western Province as well as the AON Haus in Downtown, Port Moresby and Korobosea; both in the Nation’s Capital.
The upgrade on these sites now enables Digicel customers within the range of these sites to access Internet on their mobile phones at a faster rate using Digicel’s high speed 3G network.
With 3G access, people can now enjoy data transmission via wireless access in a speed leading up to 2Mbps; giving them a high degree of connectivity and networking. Downloading
latest songs, video clips and games will be much faster compared to older technologies, taking only a few minutes to complete download.
Digicel PNG CEO-John Mangos said; “Digicel’s 3G technology provides our customers with an option to enjoy a much faster internet service. We will continue to reach out to the areas within PNG to bring to people its latest 3G network which is the best and fastest internet service in the country. We aim to provide real value to our people in both rural and urban areas to ensure they keep up to date with the latest technology and we will continue to grow in this area which we believe will bring development and change to the people of this country.”
A total of 63 Digicel sites have been upgraded to 3G technology in six provinces nationwide and many others are scheduled to follow soon.