There are plans to establish a direct satellite link from Ramu cobalt-nickel project in the Papua New Guinea province of Madang, with China.
The state-of-the-art satellite link will transmit high-speed voice and data traffic between the miner and its headquarters of the China Metallurgical group corporation in Beijing.
This will be possible with the signing of a long-term deal between Telikom PNG and the Chinese corporation, known as MCC.
MCC's chief technical officer, James Wong and Telikom acting chief executive, Peter Loko, signed the multi-million kina deal in Port Moresby last Friday.
Telikom will mobilise engineers and equipment to the site to match the nickel project's early start date.