Papua New Guinea’s fixed line incumbent Telikom PNG is planning to invest around PGK400 million (USD129 million) on improving its infrastructure, local news source EMTV Online reports, citing comments made by the telco’s CEO Michael Donnelly. According to the executive, the money will be used to enhance Telikom’s systems in order to meet consumer demands, with spending areas to include a new billing system, IT system improvements, and training to improve staff skills. More notably, the company is expecting to rollout a 4G network by the end of 2016, with some 256 LTE-compatible base stations scheduled for deployment in the country’s major towns by that date.
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