Jan 30, 2010

Telikom Launches new product

TELIKOM PNG on Friday launched its Fixed Xcess Wireless CDMA Service.

The third generation technology used involves refinement of simple value added features to the Xcess phone currently on the market.

It also features a dual handheld wireless Xcess Mobile phone with a 3 toea per minute SMS service. The handheld wireless version can receive and send emails.

Telikom CEO, Peter Loko said solar power options are being looked into as the biggest challenge to the wireless system is charging of the phones in rural areas.

He added that other simple features such as FM Radio receivers for the convenience of rural users will be incorporated into future Xcess phone designs.

Another added feature would be access to information posted by subscribers.
Mr. Loko said the wireless internet and phone service, currently accessible in major centres like Port Moresby, Lae, Mt. Hagen, Madang, Buka, Kimbe and Alotau will be extended in the next three weeks to cover Manus, Kerema, Kavieng and Arawa.

He said the equipment for the additional sites is ready and there will in total be sixteen operational sites throughout the country by the end of March or early April.

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