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Basil: VSAT Brings Justice

by Vasinatta Yama – EM TV, Port Moresby

People in the remote areas of Bulolo District are privileged to have access to telecommunication technologies.

Bulolo MP, Sam Basil, said bringing telecommunication to the outskirts of Papua New Guinea is like bringing justice to the people. He said this at the Telikom head office in Port Moresby, when making payments for Telikom’s VSAT dishes.

For the last 20 years, people living in the remote parts of Bulolo District in the Morobe province have had no form of communication with the outside world. There was no access to phone communication, radio, or television.

Bulolo MP, Sam Basil, is doing all he can to provide his people access through telecommunication.

He presented a cheque of over K340,000 to Telikom’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Donnelly, for Telikom VSAT dishes. Almost 30 VSAT were set up in the district.

This has driven development closer to the people, as it feeds EMTV and Kundu 2 signals. It also gives good network coverage of mobile phone and the internet.

So far, six phone lines have been connected in different areas of the district.

People are also able to use Eftpos machines, and can listen to shortwave radio stations.

Mr Donnelly said, that Telikom delivers infrastructure services to PNG through the rolling out of telecommunication technologies, and supporting its customers through focusing on customer services.

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