said the equipment had arrived and once staff training was completed, Rabaul and Kokopo would be the first to be connected before the system is introduced to other provinces in the New Guinea islands region.Mr Mobiha
was speaking to representatives of business houses in Kokopo during a recent visit.He
said they were also addressing the constant communication problems experienced in the province by stabilising transmissions at mountain tops including Tamavatur repeater station and provide enough space for telephone lines out of the province to sort out poor receptions.He
said Telikom technicians based in Rabaul were working on overloading on main telephone links out of the province to ease the problems associated with international dialing, internet and faxes.
Mobile service in ENB delayed (Post-Courier 12/1/06)THE delay in extending mobile phone services to East New Britain has been attributed to a new seller of equipment being obtained overseas.Telikom acting managing director Noel Mobiha revealed this last Friday to Chamber of Commerce members at the Hamamas Hotel in Rabaul.He
said the people in the province had been expecting mobile telephones late last year, however Pacific Mobile Communications, who were in charge of the installations, could not go ahead as some equipment was still being obtained from overseas.Mr Mobiha, formerly the managing director for Pacific Mobile Communications, the subsidiary company now being merged into PNG Telikom, said the equipment had been sent to Port Moresby and he was awaiting staff training in China.He
said the staff undergoing that training would install the mobile phone service in the province this year."Mobile phones will be introduced into East New Britain this year," Mr Mobiha
said Rabaul and Kokopo would be the first to get connected in the New Guinea Islands region and the service would later be extended to Kavieng, Kimbe and Bougainville.Mr Mobiha
said Telikom PNG was seeking permission for satellite capacity through GSM traffic to allow for users in the province.