CABINET APPOINTS LEMATUA GISA FUATAI PURCELL AS SAMOA’S REGULATOR

(GOVT. PRESS SECRETARIAT); Cabinet this afternoon up-held the recommendation by the Selection Panel to appoint Lematua Gisa Fuatai Purcell as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the Office of the Regulator for the next three years. Four other applicants applied for the top post. At the conclusion of the due diligence review process and interviews, the panel of three unanimously …

FamilyNet

Our very own Emani Lui from Makanet was recently interviewed on Pacific Breakfast for FamilyNet – providing high quality broadband services to Pacific Islanders in New Zealand who cannot afford it. Emani Lui from MakaNet, Pacific internet service providers joins us on Pacific Breakfast for more on their FamilyNet with the goal of providing high quality broadband services to our …

All in Home Plan

[Opinion] Digicel Fiji recently announced its “All in Home Plan” which consists of 25 FREE Channels for Sky Pacific, 500GB Unwired data and 40GB Digicel mobile data. The 500GB Unwired data is divided as 200GB anytime data, 100GB Netflix, 100 GB night data and 100GB gaming. For Unwired night time data is activated for browsing between 1am and 6am. The …

ADB Approves $25 Million Cornerstone Investment to Improve Telecom Services in PNG

News Release MANILA, PHILIPPINES (3 September 2020) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $25 million investment in Fiji’s Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) subsidiary, ATH International Venture Pte. Limited, (ATHIV), to finance a greenfield 4G mobile telecommunications network that will enhance mobile, broadband, and internet services in Papua New Guinea (PNG)—opening new opportunities for job creation and socioeconomic growth.  …

$180 Million Investment to Provide Fijians With High-Speed Fibre

PRESS RELEASE Telecom Fiji plans to invest over $180 Million in Fibre infrastructure over the next 5 years in a bid to keep Fijians technologically on par with the rest of the world. Phase 1 of the work will commence from next month along the 48km Deuba to Korolevu stretch, where Telecom is replacing its old cables along the entire …

New approach to address cyber security issues

Instead of working in isolation, government agencies dealing with cybercrime have decided to take a more holistic approach in tackling the problems of cyber security and cybercrime to protect citizens. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Vanuatu Police Force (VPF), Vanuatu Bureau of Standards (VBS), Vanuatu Internet Governance Forum (VanIGF) and the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) …

Fibre switch-over: Surf’s up in Aitutaki

With yesterday’s internet switch-over, Aitutaki becomes one of the smallest fibre-connected islands in the world.  Intermittent internet on Aitutaki had left some of the island’s residents frustrated this week. The Vodafone service was “very poor” and the Wi-Fi hotspot had been playing up, said resident Regina Potini. Than yesterday Potini, a photographer, noticed a difference when uploading some wedding pictures: …

New Caledonia Digital Committee Seeks To Foster Tech Growth

A newly formed committee in Caillou seeks to transform the dynamic of government and digital sector to an aligned organization, supervising, and boosting. It comes from the hands of two governmental members, Vaimu’a Muliava and Chistoper Gygès. According to Gygès, who is in charge of the digital economy, the committee can meet the expectations of the tech player. “The government …

GPD LAUNCHES NEW TOOLKIT TO SUPPORT INCLUSIVE AND VALUE-BASED CYBERSECURITY POLICYMAKING

Global Partners Digital this week launched its “Toolkit for inclusive and value-based cybersecurity policymaking”. The toolkit includes: A comprehensive guide for policymakers on involving relevant stakeholders in the process of developing, implementing and reviewing an National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCSS) A repository of good practices in developing inclusive NCSSs—offering short case studies and examples of where policymakers have successfully involved stakeholders in a process. If …

More mobile companies come out with huge reduction in data rates

Good news for people who use Vodafone and Inkk networks as the companies have also introduced new data rates. Vodafone customers can get 80Gb for $35 for one month while Inkk is giving 80GB for $8 for 8 days. People on Vodafone’s network can get 15GB for $7.99 which is valid for a week. We have sent questions to Vodafone …