The Coral Sea Cable System (CSCS), backed by Australia, appears to be on track for completion by the end of 2019, bringing an additional 20 Tbps of capacity to Papua New Guinea as of 2020. Several project milestones have been completed, with all but the system commissioning stage of the project under way as of September 2019. At present PNG relies on two subsea optical cables...
Articles & Analysis | Subsea cables connecting Papua New Guinea to Australia and Solomon Islands to boost internet speeds and capacity from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2019
With the completion of two undersea fibre-optic cable projects due in the near term, Papua New Guinea’s ICT industry is on the cusp of significant change. The new infrastructure should bring down costs, improve internet speeds and reliability, and galvanise the ICT sector through the proliferation of digital and cloud-computing industries. Internet costs in PNG are among the highest in the...
Efforts to improve public governance are gradually bolstering confidence in Papua New Guinea’s economy, despite national performance being heavily dependent on the extractive industries. Backed by macroeconomic development plans, Prime Minister James Marape’s administration is seeking to improve debt management, reduce foreign exchange imbalances, widen access to social services and provide greater employment opportunities.
Articles & Analysis | Tunisia's government works to develop the start-up ecosystem using new policies and incentives from The Report: Tunisia 2019
The rise of Tunisia’s ICT sector forms part of the government’s drive to make science and technology the focus of its economic transformation, diversifying from traditional sectors such as tourism, manufacturing and agriculture. While government policies are organised under the sector’s national plan, Digital Tunisia 2020, the private sector...
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