26 Jun 2007

Telikom PNG to set up wireless phone links

11:38 am on 26 June 2007

Telikom Papua New Guinea is planning to introduce wireless telephone connections to counter the continuous vandalism of telephone cables.

Telikom's acting CEO, Peter Loko, told The National newspaper that wireless connections will go on trial next month in selected areas.

Mr Loko has expressed his disappointment at the way people were treating Telikom services.

He says a major power failure over two days last week threw many of the Telikom's fixed lines off the air, forcing staff to work long hours to restore services.

Telikom says it's setting up 10 additional stations to relieve congestion on Telikom's mobile network.