APNG 2 Submarine Cable Decommissioned

Papua New Guinea’s Link To The Outside Wrold, Through The Australia PNG-2 Submarine Cable Has Been Decommissioned After 16 Years Of Service

Papau New Guinea's Link to the outside world, through the Australia PNG-2 submarine cable has been decommissioned after 16 years of service.By Maxine Kamus
February 15, 2021

Papau New Guinea’s Link to the outside world, through the Australia PNG-2 submarine cable has been decommissioned after 16 years of service.

The ceremony to farewell and retire this submarine cable system described as an umbilical cord between Australia and Papua New Guinea marks the end of an era of telecommunication development in the country.

Present at the decommissioning were the Minister responsible, William Duma, Kumul Telikom Holdings acting managing director, Jessie Wangua, DataCo CEO, Paul Komboi and consortium partners of APNG 2.

Minister for State Owned Enterprises William Duma said, the APNG-2 is the best and classic example of a solid and long lasting partnership and friendship between PNG and Australia.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and from there better things must happen.

“We have reached the end of an era from 200-5-2021,m 16 years of efficient service in communication that has brought benefits especially to our country PNG.

“Our government and our country are grateful to the never ending assistance from the Government and the people of Australia,” Mr. Duma said.

Mr Wangua said the occasion is remarkable because it marks a transition in technological transformation that is ongoing.

At the backdrop of APEC 2018 with the theme “Harnessing Inclusive Opportunities, Embracing the Digital Future,” our government has invested time, resources and financial capital to fuel growth and transformation across key sectors of economy.

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