Telecommunications in Papua New Guinea

This article is about Communications in Papua New Guinea.

Newspaper

Papua New Guinea has two circulating newspapers: The National and the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier

Telephone

As of 2005, there were 63,000 main telephone lines in use in the country, and 75,000 mobile cellular phones.

Telephone system services are adequate; facilities provide radiotelephone and telegraph, coastal radio, aeronautical radio, and international radio communication services. Domestically, such services are mostly radiotelephone.

Papua New Guinea's international country code is 675. It has submarine cables to Australia and Guam, and one satellite earth station - Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); it also has international radio communication service.

Radio

The country had a number of radio broadcast stations in 1998: AM 8, FM 19, and shortwave 28. As of 1997, there were 410,000 radios in Papua New Guinea.

Television

Papua New Guinea is served by two free-to-air television networks:

  • EM TV - Commercial, owned by Fiji Television, started 1987
  • Kundu 2 - State owned, started 2008

Both services are limited to larger population centres or areas where mine sites, or local community groups have decided to redistribute the signal.

Internet

Internet coverage in the country has been increasing: there were only two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in 1999, increasing to four as of 2004.

The country code (Top level domain) is PG.

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