DIGICEL LAUNCHES LTE WIRELESS BROADBAND IN PNG
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March 25, 2014 - DIGICEL LAUNCHES LTE WIRELESS BROADBAND IN PNG

Digicel PNG has switched on the first 10 Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless broadband service sites for Postpay customers in Port Moresby.

A reception was held at the Royal Papua Yacht Club today (Wednesday) where representatives from corporate houses convened to mark the launch of this innovative telecommunication service.

With the establishment of 4G|LTE service already increasing in neighbouring countries, Digicel has taken on the challenge to be the first internet service provider to introduce this in Papua New Guinea.

Digicel PNG CEO, John Mangos said there's a real demand for network speed in PNG and Digicel is prepared to take lead in meeting this demand by introducing the latest technology in the form of 4G|LTE.

"We have started with the first 10 sites here in Port Moresby for Postpay customers. In time this service will be rolled out to the other provincial and district centres, and eventually made available to our Prepay customers as this move is intended to provide the best possible network experience to as many locations as possible.

"Of the ten initial 4G|LTE sites, eight sites lie within the central business district area while the other two cover Savannah Heights and Gordons," Mangos said.

Customers will have a simple plug and play high speed internet connection that can move between buildings and provide shared internet in offices and apartments. They will be able to share one LTE connection wirelessly with multiple users, provided that they have LTE coverage in the area.

Compatible devices like MiFi units and Routers are now available at selected Digicel retail outlets starting from K399. Some smart phones are already LTE enabled such as the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Postpay customers wanting to use LTE on their handsets will need to get a new LTE SIM card from their Digicel account manager.

LTE is a 4th Generation (4G) mobile technology designed to deliver a faster and stronger wireless broadband internet service that allows users to surf, stream and download with speed faster than current technology such as 3G+.