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Impact of Mobile Phone Usage in Papua New Guinea

Suwamaru, Joseph Kim

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Until the second half of 2007, information and communication technology (ICT) services in Papua New Guinea (PNG) were limited to urban centres under the monopoly operator, Telikom PNG (Mitchel 2008). Thereafter, Digicel entered the mobile market and expanded mobile signal coverage across the country enabling connectivity to many people — the mobile phone penetration rate now stands at approximately 41 per cent (ITU 2014), marking a substantial change in the communications landscape. This In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/143350
Access Rights: Open Access

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