People in New Ireland and Enga Provinces are set to have access tothe latest inInformation Communication Technology (ICT).
Mining Minister, Beron Chan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Digicel Group, and a twin Island state ofthe Caribbeatn,the Antigua [Ant-tiga] and Berbuda’s Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology.
The three parties committed to a four-year program in servicingthe two mining provinces’ ICT program.
The four-year program is focused in delivering New Ireland and Enga Province a sustained and fully-funded ICT program of Digicel’s broadband connectivity.
The mover bythe Ministry of Mining has seen a similar success program offered by Antigua and Berbuda’s Government Assisted Technology Endeavour or (GATE).
GATE provides over six thousand students’inthe twin Island state to have access tothe very latest educational materials and tools through partnerships with Digicel, which provides tablets and access to Digicel’s superfast 4G LTE network.
The program will start in 2014, and Mr. Chan said to ensure funding sources are available to facilitatethe program.
Digicel will be responsible for implementing and managing its broadband connectivity intothe provinces.
Antigua and Berbuda’s Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology have agreed to draw onthe learning and experience from its successful GATE initiative.