This was obviously on the cards since they entered the PNG market and Digicel buying DataNets late last year has more than cemented their moving into ISP territory.


Customers to get high speed access, control, mobility and true value with Digicel Broadband

Friday, 6 April, 2011-Port Moresby, PNG: Digicel has today launched a new mobile broadband service, which will offer PNG’s ultimate internet solution with high speed access, mobility, control and true value.

The very latest in innovation, Digicel Broadband will greatly improve connectivity within PNG and is underpinned by Digicel’s commitment to best value, best network, best service and best innovation. No more cables or wires required, high speed 3G Broadband access will now be available through a range of convenient solutions to meet the needs of business people on the go or internet surfers seeking the coolest entertainment, social networking and latest news.  Customers can get connected through 3G enabled handsets** and tablet PCs such as the iPad 2, on their Laptops with the simple Digicel USB plug-in Modem, or using the innovative “MiFi” option catering for up to five PCs at any one time. And with access available from as low as 11t per MB for Postpaid users and 25t per MB for Prepaid customers, Digicel Broadband offers the best value in PNG with the added comfort of Digicel’s superior customer care support.

Digicel Broadband will be available, initially, in the high population centres of Port Moresby, Lae, Mount Hagen and Kokopo. PNG is recognized as having one of the lowest internet penetrations in the world and Digicel Broadband aims to make high speed internet affordable and accessible, replicating how it transformed mobile usage within the country.

John Mangos, Digicel PNG, CEO said; “Digicel continues to lead the way in communications in PNG and our Digicel Broadband solution will provide customers with unrivalled convenience, high speed access and great value broadband internet connectivity. We believe that Digicel broadband will provide a major boost to business within PNG as well as significantly increasing internet penetration within the country. Recent research from CESifo* suggests that a 10% increase in broadband penetration can help to raise annual per capita GDP growth by 0.9 to 1.5 percentage points. With Digicel Broadband, the possibilities are endless.”

Digicel Broadband – How to Get Connected?

High speed brand access available through

  • A range of 3G** Broadband enabled handsets
  • Broadband enabled Tablet PCs such as the Ipad 2 and the ZTE V9 Light
  • Digicel Broadband USB Plug-In Modem
  • Mi-Fi device offering broadband to up to five PCs in one location

Digicel Broadband will be initially available in Port Moresby Lae, Mount Hagen and Kokopo

Digicel Broadband Value:

  • Prepaid prices from at 33t per MB
  • Great value Postpaid plans from Light to Heavy including access for 11T per MB


*CESifo Group, made up of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) and the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and the CESifo GmbH (Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research) is a research group unique in Europe in the area of economic research.

**Note handsets and devices currently in the market must be compatible with UMTS / HSBA 900MHZ GSM frequency band to avail of Digicel broadband services.