Following an National Executive Council (NEC) decision in June, 2021, Kumul Telikom holdings Ltd (KTHL) was abolished and NEC decision merged Telikom and BMobile into a separate company, Telikom Ltd.
KTH subsidiary, Telikom PNG, was incorporated on July 1, 1955 to own and operate the telecommunications network in Papua New Guinea. It is wholly owned by the Government through KCH. Apart from its fixed-line core telecommunication business, which accounts for 43% of gross revenue, Telikom had provided data transmission services as well as retail and wholesale voice and data broadband services.
Its network was entirely digital, extensive and an established combination of microwave radio, satellite and intra-city optical fibre transmission systems that connect to a nationwide network through telephone exchanges and data switches while linking PNG worldwide with its Optical Ground Wire system and international submarine fibre cables through two locations in the country.
KTH, also had a subsidiary PNG DataCo, which is implementing domestic and international submarine cable programmes that is providing significant increases in terrestrial bandwidth, supporting PNG mobile and fixed line communication platforms whilst substantially reducing the cost of accessibility.
Services currently available feature landline, 4G mobile GSM service, fixed wireless voice & data, Wimax broadband, VSAT, PABX, IPLAN, VPN, hotspot, and video conference.
It also has four subsidiary companies; namely Kalang Advertising, a radio broadcaster with 100 percent ownership, PNG Directories with 54% share, Datec PNG Limited – an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Media New Guinea Limited (EMTV), a national TV broadcaster.
Operates fixed line services across PNG providing high capacity broadband data and conventional voice services to commercial and residential customers. The company is upgrading traditional copper based lines with high capacity fibre optic cables to provide fibre to the building (FTTB) and fibre to the home (FTTH) services, in major centres. The company also provides substantial multi-user conventional and ‘cloud based’ PABX services to corporate customers.
Now Operates a 2G/3G/4G network across PNG providing mobile GSM services. The company has 15% share of the mobile communications market in PNG, on prepaid and postpaid/corporate plans. Telikom Ltd. pioneered free on-net call bundles and has led the way in driving value into the market.