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Small Islands ICT Ministers meet at the PITA 21st AGM
Meeting as ministers is a great opportunity for us in the Pacific to get together and talk about our connectivity
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Captivating cultural show at PITA 21st AGM closing.....posted 07Apr17 night
The curtain closed on a very successful PITA AGM on Friday night with a special island night show & feast put on for conference delegates and distinguished guests at the Te Vara Nui Village.
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Cook Is-Niue-Samoa concluding the signing of Manatua Polynesia Cable......posted 06Apr17
The Prime Minister, the Hon. Henry Puna and the Government of the Cook Islands is pleased to welcome the participants of the 21st Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow to Rarotonga. In congratulating PITA on this significant milestone, the Prime Minister acknowledged the Association for providing a vital forum for those involved with telecommunications in the Pacific
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PITA 21st AGM kicks off with a positive note......posted 04Apr17
The Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association (PITA) 21st annual general meeting and trade show got off to a positive note with high hopes of improving the industry in the region. The meeting, attended by telecommunication industry representatives from around the Pacific, is being held at the National Auditorium in Tupapa Maraerenga.
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Satellite capacity sought for remote sites-Fiji.....posted 17Mar17
The Ministry of Communications division for Walesi is looking to lease satellite capacity to provide IP linking and back haul to remote telecommunications sites around the Republic of the Fiji Islands.
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EXTENDED!!!Telecom Niue release RFP for new 4G LTE Network
Telecom Niue seeks to replace their existing 2G network and requests proposals from qualified companies for the Design, Build of Niue Island's 4G LTE Network.
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Digicel buys shares in Tonga Cable Ltd.....posted 03Feb17
Digicel Tonga Ltd is a now a new shareholder in the Tonga Cable Ltd TCL
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Tuvalu Telecom upgrades from 3G to LTE.....posted 02Feb17
..in a press release from Tuvalu Telecom received today, it has announced that it is now in full throttle to implement LTE mobile services to be up and running in Funafuti in the early stages of this year.
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Call for nominations to PITA Executive Positions.....posted 01Feb
PITA members are invited to send their nominations for election of the positions for
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ATH buys off Telecom Vanuatu.......posted 31Jan17
AMALGAMATED Telecom Holdings Ltd (ATH) has today announced it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the purchase of Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL).
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be a software telco, member delegates were told.......posted 17Jan17
Telcos are competing in a new era of communication applications and services, with different set of rules and different set of economics..will the traditional approach win???
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financial inclusions in the Marshall Islands go online.....posted 27Jan17
With the recent mobile financial services launched in the Marshall Islands, citizens will now be able to access banking services online without having to travel to the bank.
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Delegates discuss changing realities for telecoms in Pacific....posted 16Jan17
let's be bold..discussing the changing realities for Pacific in telecoms...at the Pacific Workshop PTC'17
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ITU Spectrum Chief advises "use it or lose it"....posted 15Jan17
Use it or Lose it....the ITU Chief Officer for Space and Radiocommunications shared on the review of allocations, efforts for harmonisation at global level and new considerations of spectrum and radio space...@ PITA Members Meeting, Honolulu
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Vanuatu launches Tele-Health.....posted 15Jan17
..trekking across the rough terrain and across seas transferring the sick will be a thing of the past
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PITA CEO forum in PTC'17 for timely exchange....posted 14Jan17
CEOs and senior managers from telecom operators, regional carriers and government players in the Pacific had the opportunity to informally meet, exchange and discuss over topical matters of the region in the field of telecoms and development
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FSM Telecom announces vacancy for CEO and COO......posted 10Jan 17
Vacancy Announcement. FSM Telecommunications Corporation is looking for suitable candidates for the following positions:
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PacNOG 19 conference & training for internet engineers in Pacific ...posted 28Nov16
PacNOG 19 starts today (Monday 28 Nov 2016) in Nadi Fiji, with over 60 network engineers from ISPs, Telecom networks, Banks, Education and Government networks from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Is, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Solomon Is.
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Open call for Tender: Tahiti 2nd submarine domestic cable and high speed communications....posted 24Nov16(FT)
The Office des postes et telecommunication [OPT French Polynesia] has released an open call for tender for the supply, installation and commissioning of a high speed communications system through submarine optical fibre cables connecting Tahiti to some Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands.
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RFP by Telecom Fiji "EXTENDED" for supply of advanced Next Gen Network Solutions.....posted 21Nov16
Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) invites proposals for the provision of a carrier grade advanced next generation network solution to replace the current NGN Core (Core is Huawei & Application Layer PCCW – HKG) and the existing TDM switches provided by Ericsson (AXE).
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Teletok, Tokelau seeks for Chief Operations Officer.......posted 21Nov16
Telecommunications Tokelau Corporation (Teletok) is a public entity solely responsible to provide telecommunications services to the people of Tokelau under its mandate. Despite of its small size and remoteness, Teletok is committed to improve its communications as the core basis of its development to ensure good quality of life to its people. Therefore it now seeks for a dynamic person with leadership experience
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ITU updates from the recent WTSA .......posted 08Nov16
Geneva, 7 November 2016 – ITU membership has called for ITU’s standardization arm to expand its study of the wireline networking innovations required to achieve the ambitious performance targets of smart 5G systems. This call has come in parallel with ITU members’ reaffirmation of the importance
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IP trainnig in Marshall and FSM Islands .......posted 27Oct16
despite the planned cable outage and ..little internet, both Marshall Is and Federated States of Micronesia will spend the next weeks to learn on IP Networking
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FSM and Marshall Is braces for submarine cable outage ..........posted 11Oct16
in an unforeseen situation, the Hantru1 submarine cable serving both the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Marshall Islands will be taken out of operation beginning October 25th 2016
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Colin Talamahina joins Telecom Niue as new CEO ....posted 07Oct2016
Telecom Niue has a new CEO, Mr Colin Talamahina.Mr Talamahina who also hails from Niue officially started in his new role on Monday 3rd October, 2016.
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CALL FOR TENDER: OPT French Polynesia Honotua Cable Sys for provision of Onward Internet Connectivity at Oahu & Los Angeles ......posted 02OCT16 (FT)
OPT French Polynesia has released a Call for Tender on its Honotua Cable System for provision of onward internet connectivity at DR Fortres Oahu - Hawaii and Equinix Los Angeles California.
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Successful conclusion of the ITU/PITA Regional Radiocommunications seminar and workshop on bridging the digital divide focusing on RF technologies.....posted 26Sep16
The Regional Radiocommunication Seminar and Forum 2016 for the Asia and Pacific Region (RRS-16 Asia Pacific), held 19-22 September in Apia, Samoa, successfully generated a renewed commitment to collaboration and capacity-building programs for the region.
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Marshall Is NTA to deploy new 4G LTE Services......posted 07Sep16
The Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority (NTA) looks forward to evolve the country mobile broadband infrastructure from 2G to 4G, using the US Based LTE technology provider, Blue Arcus Technologies (BA) and to be fully financed by foreign investments in a shared transaction model allowing NTA to purchase the system over time
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Operator embark on Ad-blocking for ad-free internet & data plan savings ....p24Aug16
Read how some telcos intend to stop unsolicited ads robbing of customers data plans, and provide ad-free internet experience
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Observations of recent PITA Fraud Forum workshop from International Hub - commsRISKS ....posted 22Aug16
It was a privilege to be invited to travel half way around the planet to participate in the fraud forum of the Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA)
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Tokelau to embark on new mobile services....posted 10Aug16
Teletok Tokelau, the telecommunications sole provider for telephone services in Tokelau will embark on providing its 1st mobile network services to the population by November 2016. The new mobile network will employ 4G LTE/VOLTE
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Tender: Telecom Fiji needs on redundant power for roadside cabinets and base stations

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RFP - Palau PNCC seeks Clearing House Services for int'l roaming
The Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC) is now accpeting bid proposals from interested individuals, entities and or agencies for its inter-operator roaming data clearing house service and signalling transport (SS7) services for international roaming
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SMS remains a key mobile communications channel for enterprises....post 29Jun16
in a recent independent enterprise messaging survey by Ovum, conducted on behalf of Tata Communications, confirms that SMS remains the primary mobile-specific data service that enterprises use to contact their customers – and by a wide margin. Instant messaging has already become the next-most-used service, i
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PITA reiterates special needs for the small islands and developing states at the ITU Regional Development Forum ....posted 22Jun16
At the recent ITU regional development forum held over 2 days in Manila Philippines on the 6th and 7th of June this year, the PITA President
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IANA stewardship transition news......posted 20Jun16

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PacNOG 19 postponed to Dec 2016 ....posted 20June16
The PacNOG 19 conference and workshop for the Internet Engineers and scheduled for 04-08July in PNG has been postponed to 28Nov-02Dec 2016.
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Internet Engineer needed at Tonga Communications.....posted 19Jun16
Further to the vacancy for a Sales and Marketing Manager, Tonga Communications Corporation invites applications for the position of a Contracted Internet Engineer.
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Tonga Communications seeks Chief Marketing Officer ....posted 13Jun16
Tonga Communications Corporation VACANCY Chief Marketing Officer Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC)
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Telecom Vanuatu has new CEO
Telecom Vanuatu Ltd has a new CEO, Mr Ibrahim Nooreh Din Mahamed, joining the company in April 2016.
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Pacific panel discusses satellite ...... posted 10May16
..a picture of the panel session discussing the impact on directions and trends with Pacific Islands telecommunication
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PITA welcomes new PITA President - Sione Veikoso.....posted 28Apr16

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PITA 20th AGM starts........posted 25Apr16
The PITA 20th AGM started its activities with the PITA CEOs forum followed by an informal Meet & Greet forum by the MINISTERS & LEADERS responsible for Telecommunication.
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OPT Honotua seeks onward internet connectivity.........posted 01Apr16
OPT French Polynesia has released a Call for Tender on its Honotua Cable System for provision of onward internet connectivity at DR Fortres Oahu - Hawaii and Equinix Los Angeles California
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RFP - backup satellite required by FSM Telecom ........posted 22Mar16
The FSM Telecommunications Corporation is need of backup satellite bandwidth and is now accepting proposals
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messages and offer of assistance.....22Feb16-10am
PITA now begins to receive messages from PITA members and friends of their shared concern and how can they assist, such as for needed emergency satellite links, emergency network equipment or manpower
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Fiji braces for Tropical Cyclone Winston........19Feb16
TC Winston now developed to Category 5 has now set its eyes to the Fiji, with its path to cut through the Fiji group from the North Eastern Islands
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Thank you and keep it up...bids CEO TVL Prakash posted 17Feb16

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Summary of PITA activities at PTC'16, Honolulu.........posted 20Jan16
PITA had organized and concluded its various activities around the PTC2016 conference in Honolulu, as follows
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CEOs from PITA met before PTC16 starts
A brief meeting of the CEOs present in Honolulu was held on 15 January 2016, two days before the opening of the PTC'16. The CEO Forum is an informal forum where CEOs from PITA full
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Kiribati ATHKL new broadband and telecoms upgraded to 3G/4G......posted17Dec15
Yesterday, ATHKL, a fully owned subsidiary of ATH (Amalgamated Telecom Holdings) based in Fiji launched it new 3G/4G mobile broadband services in Kiribati.
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unified information system sought by VINI-OPT.....posted 11Dec15
The OPT French Polynesia Group (VINI-OPT) announces its RFP for a unified Information System for its fixed line telephony & IP, mobile telephony, fixed internet & television by satellite and IP
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strategy workshop for telecom professionals.......posted 08Dec15
With the telecom/ICT sector undergoing rapid transformation as services move from just voice and data to a wide range of applications. Countries are looking at integrating ICTs into mainstream socio-economic sectors to boost growth and improve lives of citizens while industry is looking at new services and revenue streams in these emerging smart services.
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PacNOG 18 in Guam concluded........posted 07Dec15
The PacNOG 18th educational conference and workshops held over the week of 30Nov-04Dec 2015 had concluded
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IPv6 training Niue...........posted 07Dec15
The country roadshow training on IPv6 continues for 2015 with two earlier recent training held in the Cook Islands and Fiji, and now most recently in Niue from 16-20 November 2016.
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Bluesky Group signs for new cable.......03Dec2015
Bluesky Group have signed yesterday a supply contract with ASN for the Moana System Moana Cable system will span more than 9,700 km, connecting New Zealand to Hawaii and Cook Islands to Samoa, and later available for other islands..
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Tokelau upgrades to 5 digits....posted 23Nov15
In one the least numbering plans around, Tokelau, earlier this month has now upgraded it's numbering plan from 4 to 5 digits
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The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly sets future direction for wireless communications; concluded today......posted 02Nov15
Radiocommunication Assembly concluded today after deliberating this past week on new directions in radiocommunications. Held every three to four years, the Radiocommunication Assembly deliberated the future direction of radiocommunications
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Regional Roaming Admin Managers and Engineers attend GSM Mobile Roaming Training
The specialized training was attended by the mobile roaming administrators, engineers and coordinators from American Samoa, Micronesia, Cook Is, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Is, Tonga and Vanuatu. It has also enabled the French Polynesia group to maximize on the close travel
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Vacancy - FSM Telecom seeking suitable candidtates....posted30Oct15
FSM Telecommunications Corporation is seeking suitable candidates for the following positions: 1.System Admin 2.Information Technology Manager 3.Marketing & Public Relations Manager 4.Corporate Paralegal 5.Collection representative
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OPT French Polynesia calls for Tender on Satellite Services
The Research and Development Department of the Telecom business unit of OPT French Polynesia would like to publish a call for tender n°:2015-32-OPT/DTE/DED
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Sharing milestone in regional cooperation @ PITA......posted 07OCT2015
Today members at the PITA Next Generation Network Forum heard of Tuvalu and FSM Telecoms having successfully completed a new co-sharing arrangement, for Tuvalu Telecom to be remotely provided with Core Network infrastructure services from FSM Telecom
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Updated!! deadline extended to 23NOV15 - OPT New Caledonia invites proposals for satellite backup ......posted 29Sep15

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APT releases Preliminary APT Common Proposal for WRC15....Sep15
The Asia Pacific Telecommunity [APT] has already commenced its preliminary process to finalise what it would be submitting as APT Common Proposal (ACP) to the international meeting of the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2015
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Comments needed on IANA Stewardship transition..reminder
The ICG is asking the public to review the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the Global Multistakeholder
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ITU deploys emergency comms in Myanmar..
ITU has deployed emergency telecommunication equipment in Myanmar following severe floods which have claimed many lives and submerged more than 200,000 acres of farmland, damaging essential infrastructure and thousands of homes
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Solomon Submarine Cable project......28Jul15
Solomon Oceanic Cable Company CEO Robin Russell says the tender for the main supply of the submarine cable contract which closed on 17 July is a first step towards implementation...“Once the bids have been evaluated we will progress to
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FSM Telecom and ABS to bring more connectivity to FSM......28July2015
FSM Telecom have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder deal on ABS-6, C-band
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Bluesky expands to New Zealand as new mobile operator....23Jul15....
Bluesky on 20th July launched its new expanded services as a mobile service operator in New Zealand
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PacNOG17 concluded and new IXP implemented in Samoa.......17July2015

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Dealing with Disaster Management/Communication in the Asia Pacific forum......09July2015

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IPv6 Training continues........03July2015
The country roadshow training on IPv6 continues for 2015 with two recent training held in the Cook Islands and Fiji: Network Security, April Cook Is & IPv6 fundamentals and implementation, June Fiji
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ICT Ministerial meeting concluded........19June2015

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Vacancy- FSM Telecom seeks Marketing & PR Manager.....posted 18June15

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RFP: Satellite Bandwidth Capacity needed by PNCC......posted12Jun15
The Palau National Communication Corporation [PNCC] is now accepting proposals from interested parties for satellite bandwidth capacity services.
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RFP_PNCC seeks GRX Service Provider......posted 15Apr15
http://www.pita.org.fj/_resources/files/RFP_PNCC-GRX-15%20167%20GRX%20Svc.pdf
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RFP_FSMTC seeks satellite capacity.........posted 15April15
The Federated States of Micronesia Telecommunications Corporation [FSMTC] is setting out this Request for Proposal to solicit proposals from satellite service vendors to provide ip links over satellite
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PITA 19th AGM & Tradeshow ..well done TCC!! posted 30April15

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Tonga Communications Corp gears up for visitors from 30 countries.....posted 09Apr15

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TNZI sold to Symbio Networks.....posted 02Apr15

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Kiribati telco sold to Fiji’s ATH for USD5.72m.....posted 01Apr15
1 Apr 2015 Kiribati News Fijian telecoms group Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) has announced that it has been selected by the government of Kiribati as the winner of an auction for the assets of Telecom
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Super Typhoon hits Chuuk then Yap State in FSM......posted 01Apr15

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Communications readiness for disaster and emergencies....posted 19Mar15
No one could ever really know the full impact of a natural disaster on a community, country or
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Bluesky Group expands to Cook Is......posted 25Feb15
The Bluesky Group has welcomed Telecom Cook Islands as its newest operation. On 23 February, 2015 Bluesky’s Cook Islands subsidiary, Teleraro Ltd, completed the purchase of a 60% interest
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PITA concludes its Meetings at PTC2015 conference
As in previous years, the PITA meetings at PTC Annual conference and exhibition are well attended. The PITA Members Meeting held on 17 January 2015, was an annual opportunity to discuss, update and exchange on PITA activities and plans, and add on value with
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TCC seeks new Sales & Marketing Manager.....posted 26Jan2015

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Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband.......posted 09Dec14
Teletok, the local telecommunications company of Tokelau and sole service provider, has selected Kacific to deliver its new generation of high-speed broadband across its territory and surrounding waters.
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Solomon Telekom Our Telekom network play vital role during the one day national general election 19 November 2014....posted 21Nov
Held every 4 years, the national polling for Solomon Islands held yesterday was with a difference, it was a one day polling only, and thanks to the new
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ITU Plenipotentiary Conference elects Houlin Zhao as next Secretary-General ......posted 24Oct14
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference elects Houlin Zhao as next Secretary-General - ICT engineer turned career diplomat endorsed as 'safe pair of hands' to steer ITU through its next four years
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ITU Telecom young innovators competition......posted 26 Sep14
Geneva, 25 September 2014 - ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition has launched its fourth challenge in the 2014 edition. It calls for young people aged between 18 and 30
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Vacancy for Sys Admin at FSM Telecom.......posted 22Sep14
Applications invited for the Position of System Administrator
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New Caledonia announces its Digital strategy - very high speed internet....post 15sep2014
New Caledonia today at the APINC 38 plenary opening session shared their plans to embark on their new digital strategy that include very high speed internet
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TVL seeks new Head of Customer Care & Sales.......posted 09Sept14

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Norfolk Is 03b installation completed and ready for Test....posted 05Sept14
Pictured is the O3B installation completed this week by installers Steve Barnett and Kerry Bartle from Kordia, and the Norfolk Telecom team. The two ground station dishes are now “locked on” and tracking the “West to East” orbiting O3B satellites. The next phase in the project is a rigorous testing period until the 1st October,
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Kacific inks five year satellite broadband agreement with Solomon Telekom Company.....posted 28Aug14
Kacific Broadband Satellites today announced that it has signed a five year Framework Services Agreement with Solomon Telekom Company (www.ourtelekom.com.sb) to provide high speed bandwidth to the people of the Solomon Islands
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PITA moves its web hosting services........posted 22Aug14
PITA has moved its website hosting from Connect to Oceanic, another local company with web hosting services..
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Members identify revenue losses due to fraud and leakages........posted 11Aug14

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IP training for Kiribati.........posted 11Aug14

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CEO advertisement for Tonga Communications Corporation......posted 07Aug14
POSITION VACANT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER TONGA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (“TCC”)
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Innovative ICT for the Future Car......posted 12Mar14
Geneva, 11 March 2014 - Willing to hand over your keys and entrust your car to drive you from A to B? Participants at ITU's Future Networked Car symposium at the Geneva Motor Show declared that within the next decade some of us will be doing just this
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OPT French Polynesia releases Tender for new satellite capacities......posted 05Feb14

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OPT French Polynesia seeks Tender for Internet Cache Sys...........posted 29Jan14
CALL FOR TENDER N°2014--03 OPT/DTE/DED FOR SUPPLY,, SETTIING AND COMMIISSIIONIING OF AN IINTERNET CACHE SYSTEM
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GFast update -new ITU Broadband standard fast tracks route to 1Gbit/s..
New ITU broadband standard fast-tracks route to 1Gbit/s - G.fast capitalizes on existing copper to deliver fibre speeds at lower costs
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UN Broadband Commission releases latest country-by-country data...23Sep13
UN Broadband Commission releases latest country-by-country data on state of broadband access worldwide - Broadband goes wireless - but poorer countries being left behind
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Experts study on LEAP SECOND - to abolish or not....posted20Sep13
The Future of the International Time Scale has been the subject of intense discussion this week at a workshop held jointly by ITU and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (Bureau International des Poids et Mesures - BIPM). At the heart of the matter is the proposal to abolish the so-called 'leap second' to adjust to the earth's rotation in relation to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC),
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Pactel to provide int'l IP connectivity for Tonga Cable....posted 18Sep13
Pactel International (Pactel), a satellite communications provider in Asia-Pacific and a member of the SpeedCast Group, today announced that Tonga Cable Limited (TCL) has selected Pactel to provide IP connectivity for their new fibre optic cable, connecting the islands of Tonga to an international fibre network via the Southern Cross cable in Fiji.
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Palau & FSM join hands to connect to O3B.....15Aug2013
Unable to meet the minimum level for service commitment to bring an O3B solution on their own, both the telecommunication operator/carriers in Palau (PNCC) and Federated states of Micronesia (FSMTC) this week have signed a deal with O3B to provide fast internet connectivity to Palau and Yap
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APT 6th Policy & Regulation forum for Pacific......12Aug2013
The APT 6th Policy and Regulation forum for the Pacific was held at the Novotel in Nadi Fiji from 6th to 8th August 2013 and attended by more than 60 delegates from government, public and private agencies stakeholders in the policy and regulation development of telecommunications in the Pacific
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Tikiphone in French Polynesia re-brands to VINI SAS......05Aug2013
Tikiphone SAS, a mobile operator and a full subsidiary of the OPT Group in French Polynesia is now re-branded to VINI SAS
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Telecom Fiji issued open telecom license.......04Aug2013
A Telecom Fiji Ltd reported that it had been issued an open telecommunications license as of June 2013 and that it is now able to compete in the mobile space
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LTE spectrum issued for Fiji operators.....01Aug13
At the conclusion of the LTE spectrum auction earlier held in Fiji, the following LTE channels were issued: in the 700MHz, 3 channels each to Telecom Fiji Ltd and Digicel Fiji Ltd in the 1800MHz, 3 channels each to Telecom Fiji Ltd and Digicel Fiji Ltd, and 6 channels to Vodafone Fiji Ltd
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Cook Is on track for fast internet ....posted 12Jul13
With the O3B Tier 1 antennas installed in March 2013, Telecom Cook Islands has now embarked on upgrading its cable network to ensure that the high speed and much improved latency with O3B fast internet service is available to all its customers
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Lack of regional data & case studies ...posted 12Jul13
PITA and all its members strongly feels that the region is greatly lacking with key regional benchmarking data and country case study
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NTA Marshall Is opens up Internet ...posted 11Jul13
Marshallese are now experiencing greater internet speeds, thanks to the recent opening up of the unused submarine cable capacity and made available to users, according to the National Telecommunications Authority (NTA) CEO Thomas Kijiner, stating "we are already paying for these capacities so why not use it to serve the public and businesses to benefit the country and telecom in return."
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Small Islands concern on GSMA fees...posted 11Jul13
PITA Members who are also GSMA members have raised their grave concern on the negative impact of the latest increase in GSMA fees. In a quick comparison with GSMA fees schedule, the minimum fees threshold (Tier 7) where most of the small islands in the Pacific fit in
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Telikom PNG upgrades network & access ....posted 08Jul13
Telikom PNG anticipates growing traffic and introduces carrier grade WIFI
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Tonga Cable has landed ...posted 08Jul13
High speed internet is here! - the delegates of the Pacific Network Operators Group heard from Tonga Cable Ltd at the recent PacNOG 13 conference and workshops held recently in Nukualofa Tonga on 01 July 2013.
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Pacific Is attends Pacific Network Operators Group conference & Training ....posted 08Jul13
Over 40 delegates from Tonga, PNG, Solomon Is, Kiribati, Marshall Is, Samoa, American Samoa, Tokelau, Cook Is and Fiji attended the recent workshop and training on ISP-IP telecommunications network and systems.
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Fiji IXP - Local ISPs in Fiji establish direct peering connectivity......posted 30May13
Telecom Fiji and FINTEL who operate two major ISPs in Fiji have released a statement that their networks are now directly peering locally using an optic fibre cable connecting the two internet service providers and have successfully established an internet exchange point (IXP).
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Auction notice: 4G LTE Spectrum, Fiji.....posted 29May13.
The Department of Communications FIJI is seeking registration from interested parties who wish to take part in the Auction of the 4G LTE Spectrum in the 700, 800 and 1800 MHz bands
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Talented Team player sought for PITA (Administrative Assistant & Coordinator)......posted 25May13
PITA is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and talented individual for the position of Administrative Assistant & Coordinator
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Tonga Communications Corporation seeking new Sales & Marketing Manager....posted 24May2013

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FSM Telecom is seeking Proposals for replacement of NORTEL DMS switches in their network.....posted 15May13

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PITA AGM elects its new additional Executive Member and re-elects President....posted 01May13
Mr. Fredy Perman, the current COO & Executive Vice President of the FSM Telecommunications Corporation, at the recent PITA 17th AGM in Apia Samoa, was elected to the position of new additional Executive Member of the PITA Executive Commitee.
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OPT New Caledonia is seeking transport and IP Transit ....posted 01May13
OPT New Caledonia is seeking transport and IP Transit services in Australia, from the head of its international submarine cable Gondwana-1 in Brookvale (Sydney).
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PITA 17th AGM & Tradehsow concluded......posted27Apr13
The PITA 17th AGM and its associated events have been concluded with a supplementary workshop on Legal Issues for members on its 5th Day, on 26 April 2013.
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OPT French Polynesia invites Proposals for Optical Backhaul & Onward Internet Connectivity for the HONOTUA Cable.....posted 15Apr13

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CEO appointed for Telecom Regulatory Kiribati......posted 15Feb13
The Board of Directors for the Telecommunications Authority of Kiribati (TAK) has recently appointed Mr. Erekana Tiare as its Chief Executive Officer.
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PITA concludes its NGN & Internet Business forum 2012....posted 21Nov12
PITA has concluded its 2012 NGN forum held in Sydney from 05-07 November 2012. The NGN forum held every year will continue to be an annual event providing opportunity during the last quarter of the year for members to discuss business, evaluate and exchange
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Bluesky introduces first IPTv in Pacific......posted 20Nov2012
BlueSky Samoa introduced Moana TV; its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service on Friday evening of the 2nd November 2012 in a limited launch event. IPTV is the latest technology in television
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PITA & ITU conclude its Costing Modelling workshop training for the Pacific Islands.....Posted 22oct12
The International Telecommunication Union (Centre of Excellence) and Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association have concluded their Network Cost Modelling workshop which was held at the Aggie Greys Hotel, Apia, Samoa from 15-18 October 2012.
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Vanuatu appoints its new Telecommunications Regulator - Mr. Ronald Box......posted 12 Oct12
The Honourable Caretaker PM has, on the 12 October 2012, formally appointed Mr Ronald Box as Mr Alan Hornes successor as the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR).
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OPT French Polynesia tenders for Optical Backhaul & Onward internet connectivity on Honotua Cable....posted 11Sept12
A tender is issued by Office des Postes et Télécommunications known-as OPT for the provision of optical backhaul and onward internet connectivity at Los Angeles, Mainland, on HONOTUA Cable System.
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Vanuatu arranges special session for Parliament on ICT.......posted 03Sep12
A special session in Parliament was arranged by the Honourable Prime Minister to assist parliamentarians in better understanding the importance and significance of information and communications technology (ICT),
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OPT new Caledonia seeks supply of satellite links......posted 31Aug12
OPT New Caledonia in an ongoing network development now seeks for supply of satellite links.
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OPT New Caledonia seeks proposals for its PoP in Sydney.....posted 02Aug12
OPT New Caledonia is inviting proposals from suitable suppliers for providing Ethernet Leased Lines capacity from its PoP at Global Switch Sydney (400 Harris Street Ultimo Sydney).
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Withdrawn -TSKL Vacancy for CEO and GM Finance....posted 05Jun12
the earlier posting for the vacancies form TSKL has been widthrawn.
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Vanuatu celebrates World ICT Day..........posted 24 May 2012
Over 1000 people attended the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Showcase held at the seafront, Port Vila on Friday, 18th May when Vanuatu celebrated for the first time World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD).
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Vacancy - Niue Telecom Business Manager_contract 3 months

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Marshall Is deploys innovative technology for outer islands communications

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RFP for Satellite Capacity - New Caledonia.....posted 14Feb2012
OPT New Caledonia is inviting proposals from suitable suppliers for providing satellite capacity for the following needs
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Getting the wisdom of the crowd - PITA NGN Forum 2011....posted 07Nov2011
"Getting to where customers are, has become the emerging drivers for integrating social media applications and engaging more customers online for Telcos"
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OPT New Caledonia thanks all partners for new mobile roaming relations.....posted 22Sep11

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Pactel to upgrade satellite links for Pacific Adventist University in PNG......posted 21Sep11
Pactel International is soon to begin upgrading satellite link to the Port Moresby campus of the Pacific Adventist University, providing high speed internet
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Tonga seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) on Tonga-Fiji connectivity..........posted 16Sep 2011
Following the General Procurement Notice for the Tonga - Fiji connectivity
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PITA RFP for Disaster & Emergency communications......posted19Aug/Updated 22Aug 2011
PITA is seeking for proposals for disaster and emergency communications systems
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FSM RFP for Satellite Capacity - Micronesia.....posted July 2011
The Federated States of Micronesia Telecommunications Corporation, hereinafter FSMTC is now accepting proposals from qualified Satellite Providers for the provision of: Satellite Capacity (bandwidth) for Internet backhaul for Kosrae, Chuuk, and Yap States in the Federated States of Micronesia,
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PNCC is accepting applications for General Manager.....posted 07 July 2011
Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC) is accepting applications for the position of General Manager. PNCC is the national telecom carrier for the Republic of Palau (a beautiful island nation located in the tropical western Pacific)
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Tonga Communications Corporation looks for new Sales & Marketing Manager......posted 25May 2011
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Number hijacking to be discussed at the Treaty Level....posted 15 Apr 2011
with the continuing incidences of number hijacking of Pacific Island numbers despite the WTSA resolutions, steps are now being made to take this issue further to the Treaty Level with the upcoming WCIT on International Telecommunications Regulations
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Telecom Cook Is extends cell sites to outer islands.....posted 21Mar2011
Telecom Cook Islands have installed two new cell sites in Manihiki, located in the Northern Outer Islands of the Cook Islands. The installation of the cell sites into Manihiki comes
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PacNOg discusses DNS & Root servers for Pacific Islands....posted 30Nov2010
DNS is critical internet infrastructure and its stability is therefore critical for the internet services
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Cook Island leading radio station uses PacTEL new DVB-S2 for internet radiocast services......posted 05Nov10
The successful implementation of PacTEL International's DVB-S2 platform for the Pacific means that it is now possible to offer new ranges of
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Satellite Engineers familiarise with PITA Regional Disaster & Emergency Communication System.......posted 29Oct10
Telecommunication Engineers from Pacific Islands today completed their 3 day familiarisation training of a pilot transportable disaster and emergency system comprising of
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Regional countries attend the Strategic Leadership & ICT/Telecom Management workshop by USP....posted 16OCT10
Three days Workshop on Strategic Leadership and ICT/ Telecom Management by Graduate School of Business, Faculty of Business and Economics ,The University of the South Pacific.
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Tender for Satellite services to French Polynesia...posted 15Oct
OPT French Polynesia is seeking tenders for providing satellite connectivity options
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OPT New Caledonia seeks GRX service provider......posted 06Oct - closes 25Oct
OPT New Caledonia is keen on launching GPRS/Data Roaming and is seeking a GRX service provider
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Honotua cable commercially launched....03Sept10
OPT French Polynesia have launched on 1st September 2010 the commercial use of its Honotua cable for domestic & International connectivity.
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OPT New Caledonia is seeking transport & IP Transit.....posted 02Aug10
OPT New Caledonia is seeking transport and IP transit services in Australia and worldwide. Transport services are needed in the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia, between the head of the international submarine cable Gondwana-1 in Brookvale and the OPT-NC PoP in Global Switch
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PacNOG 7 ends on a high note.....posted 3rd July 2010
Today the PacNOG 7th Educational workshop and Training ends today after a full day training and later in the evening a closing reception seeing for the first time certicificates of participations being issued
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OPT French Polynesia installs evolution platform driving advances in distance learning, telemedicine and expanding commerce throughtout region.....posted 18May2010
OFFICE OF POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAUNCHES IDIRECT EVOLUTION NETWORK TO EXTEND VOICE, GSM AND DATA SERVICES ACROSS FRENCH POLYNESIA Broadband satellite driving advances in distance learning, telemedicine and expanding commerce throughout region Herndon, Va., May 17, 2010  VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that the Office of Post and Telecommunications French Polynesia (OPT), a leading telecommunications provider in the Pacific Islands, has launched a new high-speed satellite broadband network based on iDirects Evolution platform. The network will introduce expanded voice, GSM and Internet coverage to remote areas of French Polynesia, serving residential, enterprise, government and maritime customers. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
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PITA concluded its 14th AGM in Honiara.......posted 30April2010
The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) had its 14th AGM & Telecommunications - ICT Conference officially closed in a evening function on Thursday 29th April where the hosts, OUR TELEKOM presented everyone with parting gifts made of Solomon Islands unique handicrafts. Earlier opened by the Prime Minister the Hon Dr Derek Sikiua, on Monday 26th April, the PITA 14th AGM was...
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The Newly established Telecommunications Authority of Fiji seeks CEO.....posted 31Mar10
The newly established telecommunications Authority of Fiji seeks CEO..for details and contact, see attached Vacancy Document
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FSM Telecom announces major high speed network upgrade for Broadband......posted 23Feb10
The Federated States of Micronesia Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) has selected Occam's solutions for its major high speed network upgrade, enabling wireline Broadband services to its main centres
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OPT French Polynesia seeks Tender response.........15Feb10
OPT French Polynesia is seeking tenders for providing onward connection services for its submarine cable Honotua
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PITA seeks Training & Field Operations Coordinator...25Jan
PITA is seeking a dynamic person to fill in th e position of the Training and Field Operations Coordinator
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RFP for Dark fiber and IP interconnection for OPT New Caledonia.......8Jan2010

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More submarine cable landings in the Pacific....20Dec09
French Polynesia, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Marshall Islands reported recent landing of submarine optic fibre cables to their respective main centres, marking a begining to a new era, for unprecedented high speed access to the super digital highway.
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RFP for 3G and Core Network - OPT New Caledonia.....posted 20Oct09
In the perspective of generalizing its current 2G coverage to the whole population of New Caledonia, adding an Edge layer over the current GSM/GPRS ones, building a brand new 3G network aimed at covering parts of the country and renewing its mobile core network, OPT New Caledonia has just released 2 RFPs: (1) 2G generalization, Edge addition, 3G network ; (2) renewal of core network.
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Cyber Security training for Micronesian countries....posted 12Aug09
The phrase "Cyber crimes, Cyber attacks does not know borders" was one of the driving aims for APNIC, PITA, AusCERT and ICANN to collaborate and ensure training to network operators for the small islands states of the Northern Pacific region
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Pacific Islands voiced their special needs at the regional preparatory meeting for the WTDC 2010......posted 07May09
With the next four year cycle planning for the World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC) to be held in 2010, the ITU and APT have begun their process for preparing the regional submissions towards this conference. The ITU Asia Pacific region held its first regional preparatory meeting from 5-7 May followed by APT on the 8th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Mobile for contactless ticketing and remittances....posted 4May09
At the recent PITA AGM held at the Sofitel In Nadi FIJI and with over 200 delegates equally from the Pacific Islands and developed countries, solutions on empowering the mobile phone to do more than just voice or internet were heard...
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New IPv6 allocations for 10 Pacific Island members.......posted 3May09
With the signing of further IPv6 allocations at the recent PITA AGM, ICT Conference and Tradeshow, in Nadi FIJI, the total number of members having secured IPv6 allocations is 10 with more expected to apply in the near future
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AGM and Tradeshow to go ahead in Fiji.....,,posted 14 April 2009
With the recent events in Fiji over the weekend at the polictical level, business is as usual and PITA AGM and Tradeshow to go ahead as notified to members
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Cyber Security forum for Network Operators in Pacific Islands..............posted 24Nov08
Following the recent training and stakeholder seminar by Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) on
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Mobile communications and health - some useful information.......posted 17Nov08
Over more than 20 years, a significant number of independent authorities have conducted reviews or issued statements on the potential health risks associated with exposure to radiofrequency fields.
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WTSA approves actions against misappropriation of telecommunication numbering resources....posted 30Oct
A great moment for the Pacific Islands that a resolution from the Pacific Islands have been adopted at a World Forum such as the World Telecomunications Standards Assembly.
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RFP by OPT New Caledonia.....posted 21Oct08

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World Bank release Pacific Connectivity options Study

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Distance learning to remote schools in Fiji....posted 27Aug08
The Ministry of Education together with Telecom Fiji Ltd have announced plans for trial of Distance Learning to 3 remote schools on Viti Levu, the main Big Island in the Fiji Group.
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Tokelau blinked out of the screen........posted 20Aug08
Tokelau, one of the remotest Pacific Samill island country has bleaked out of the communication reach from yesterday. Attempts to contact Tokelau technical counterparts are ongoing in order to restore the communication links
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Number hijacking issues gets endorsed to WTSA 2008.........posted 20Aug08
The issue of number hijacking where calls to Pacific Is countries were intercepted and diverted on a fraudulent nature is now to be taken up to the World Telecommunication Standardisation Assembly
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Vacancy for PITA Training & Field Operation Coordinator.........posted 28 July 2008
PITA is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of the PITA Training & Field Operations Coordinator
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RFP for Traffic Supervision System - called by OPT French Polynesia......posted 21 Jul08
Request for Proposals Traffic Supervision System
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Vacancy for System Administrator......posted 10 July08

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TCC Seeks new Sales & Marketing Manager......posted 9 July 08

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PITA Electronic NEwsletter_June 2008
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PITA concludes its 12th AGM on a high note.......posted 01May08
Despite the great travel challenges to meet in Palau, over 120 delegates from 13 Pacific Islands and from developed countries convened at Koror, the capital town of Palau for this AGM
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Samoa seeking Telecommunications Regulator.....posted 18 Feb 08
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REDCOM recognizes Telecom Cook Is for Softswitch deployment.......posted 11Feb08
REDCOM Laboratories announces the first deployment in the South Pacific of its softswitch-based media gateway, HDX at their reception during the PTC Conference
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CPDI is seeking sales professional.........posted 08Feb2008
CPDI is seeking sales professional for its Sales Director Asia Pacific region
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RFP for Expert to study of mobile coverage extension - New Caledonia..........posted 02 Jan 08
As OPT New Caledonia projects extending its mobile coverage in order to span ~100 per cent of the population, they are seeking an external expertise on a ~5-year duration basis for preliminary desktop study then implementation support tasks.
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Pacific Is discusses Internet and Next Generation Telecom Planning......6-9Nov08
With the impact of next generation technologies global implementations and converging transport platforms to IP, the small islands service providers like any other provider in other parts of the world will soon find themselves in a tough position as technical support and popularity of their old traditional and legacy networks and services may soon become part of the past
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PITA calls for GSM NRTRDE proposals......2nd Oct 07
PITA has issued a RFP on the supply of GSM Near Real Time Roaming Data Exchange solutions [NRTRDE] for consideration of group scheme amongst the members from the 20 Pacific Islands
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Palau National Communications Corporation seeks new General Manager....posted 27Sep07
Telecom Executive Needed in the Tropical Paradise Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC) is accepting applications for the position of General Manager. PNCC is the national telecom carrier for the Republic of Palau (a beautiful island nation located in the tropical western Pacific)
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OPT NC -Tender for providing bilateral terminating international voice over IP...posted 18 Sept07
OPT New Caledonia is seeking proposals for suppliers of bilateral terminating internatyional Voice over IP: Appel doffres «ouvert» en vue dune prestation de fourniture réciproque de terminaisons de communications téléphoniques internationales
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Visibility will be the key requirement in new roaming standards to be implemented in GSM Roaming.........posted 20Aug07
Visibility will be the key to help address Fraud in GSM Roaming. With the current vunelrabilities in lack of visibilty with GSM customers on roaming, which have costed several hundred thousands of dollars in worst cases overnight,
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Pacific Teleports acquires Pacific IP Services...........posted 03Aug07
Pacific Teleports, a supplier of high quality telecommunications, teleport, telephony over IP and VoIP solutions to the Pacific has announced its acquisition of the international bandwidth business of Pacific IP Services
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USP goes live on IpV6.............posted 02Aug07
As of August 1st 2007-12pm(FJ Time) USP went live with IPv6.
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Lightning strikes causes telecom blackouts....posted 16 July 07
The two recents cases of communication blackouts by lighting strikes has shown our vulnerability in the Pacific Islands to natural events
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RFP for Voice Prepaid & Postpaid Services - OPT French Polynesia.....posted 26Jun07
OPT French Polynesia is tendering Request for Proposals from credible suppliers and solution providers for their Prepaid & Postpaid services
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Workshop on Disaster Communications and Network Development for the Pacific highlights need for more local coordination....posted 15 June07
At the recent workshop on Disaster Communications and Network Development for the Pacific, organised jointly by the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA), the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), it was highlighted that more collaborative actions are required at the national level in order to deliver early mitigations during a disaster
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Principls of Cyber Legislations workshop for Pacific Islands
Jointly with the coopration of ITU, APT, Australian Dept of Communications and NZ Ministry of Economic Development, PITA hosted workshop for legal and policy experts form around the Pacific Islands on Cyber Legislations, its principles and requirements for the various administrations
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PITA signs MOU with ICANN
At the recent PITA 11th AGM and Tradeshow in Tahiti, an MOU between PITA and ICANN was signed, signifying the cooperation and mutual consolidation between these two organisations in efforts to develop communication and information technology to the region
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Telikom PNG is seeking Expressions of Interest.....posted 10Apr07: close 24Apr07
Telikom PNG is seeking Expressions of Interests from organisations or professional individuals to provide: 1) Undertake Tariff Review and Rebalancing 2) Design Pricing Models and Reports 3) Design & implement transparent Cost Separation Model 4) Design & implement Interconnection Pricing model 5) Supply, install & commission a Product Costing & Pricing System:
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Samoatel launches GSM mobile communications services
On 6th January Samoatel has become the second mobile communications provider in Samoa
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Members Meetings at PTC 2007
The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association Members meeting again attracted around 100 delegates at its meeting held prior to the opening of the Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Telecommunications Conference and exhibition.
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Save Vocea moves on to ICANN.....posted 16Oct06
Formal announcements of Save's new appointment as ICANN Australisia/Pacific Islands Liaison was made on the 9th October 2006. Save now joins ICANN's Global Partnership regional liaison network in ICANN's continued commitment to build on existing outreach and support the increasing participation of ICANN in the international multistakeholder environment. His former role in APNIC as Pacific Liaison is now taken over by Ms Elly Tawhai.
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Availability of an unused Telecom switchboard equipment to allow operator assisted calls - OPT French Polynesia ....posted 10Oct06

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Vacancy for Training & Field Ops Coordinator....posted 21Sept06 - CLOSED ALREADY
The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association [PITA] is seeking applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Training & Field Operations Coordinator to be based in Suva, Fiji
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Blue Sky Communications is seeking for a Chief Operations Officer......posted 21 Sept 06
Reporting to the eLandia Board of Directors, the Chief Operations Officer (COO) will have full responsibility for all Blue Sky company operations, including but not limited to sales and marketing, finance and accounting, human resources, network operations, customer service and billing
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Requests for Proposals - Evaluation & Recommendation for Supply of GSM Network, Niue Is....posted Sept06
Telecom Niue nees to replaces its obsolete analogue mobile telephone system with an up to date digital mobile system. The new system will be required to provide new services not currently available such as prepaid, SMS and voice mail with future roaming
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Call for TENDERs - Supply & Install GSM Cellular Network Niue Is...posted March2005
Telecom Niue (Government of Niue) requires the supply and installation of a GSM cellular telephone network to: - Provide mobile and fixed mobile telephone services for Niue Island and - To provide Broadband Services
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Tonga hosts regional workshop for small islands access workshop and satellite training...posted 24Aug06
About 60 engineers, senior marketing and management delegates from 16 Pacific Island countries attended a PITA workshop for Small Islands Access Solutions workshop held at Nuku'alofa in Tonga from 22-23 August 2006. for more click here....
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VACANCY - SOLOMON TELEKOM Manager Engineering & Operations........posted 7 August 06
MANAGER ENGINEERING OPERATIONS Applications are invited for the position of Manager Engineering Operations that will be vacant within the Engineering Operations Department.
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RFP_Request For Proposal has been issued by Office des postes et télécommunications (OPT) to select a provider for international prepaid voice service.....posted 2nd June 2006

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RFI - Request for Information for Internet Services via Satellite in French Polynesia...posted 14Apr06
A Request For Information (RFI) has been issued by Office des postes et télécommunications (OPT) dealing with Internet trunking via satellite and IP backbone access (Tier 1) to allow Internet connectivity between French Polynesia and the World Wide Web.
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Samoa announces decision to award new GSM Digital Cellular Telecommunications license...posted 10Mar06
Apia, Samoa, 8 March, 2006  Today, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the Honourable Palusalue Faapo II, announced a decision to award a new GSM digital cellular telecommunications licence in Samoa
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Call for TENDERs - Supply & Install of 2G GSM Cellular Network - Norfolk Is ..posted 23Feb06

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Vacancy - Samoan Telecommunications Regulator....posted 31Jan06
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RFP for Satellite Internet/Data Services & Trunking Facilities, (PNCC) Palau.....posted 31Jan06
Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC) is now accepting bid proposals for companies or individuals to provide PNCC with proposal for a satellite Internet/Data services and Trunking facilities.
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Vacancy - System Administrator sought by FSM Telecom....posted 13/Jan/06

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL:- NEW CALEDONIA - AUSTRALIA SUBMARINE OPTIC CABLE PROJECT...posted 28 Dec 05
After months of designing and validating main features for a submarine cable to connect New Caledonia to Australia, OPT New Caledonia has now released a RFP calling for proposals on this project.
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ISP/Internet Specialist sought by Palau National Communicaitons Corporation...posted 6 Dec 05

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General Manager appointed for Tonga Communications Corporation ...posted 5 Dec 05
The Board of Directors of the Tonga Communications Corporation approved the appointment of Mr. Stephen Tusler of Australia as the new General Manger of the Tonga Communication Corporation. Mr. Tusler took up his new appointment on Monday, 28 November 2005. He is on a two year working contract.
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Telecom Fiji appoints new can do executive management team...posted 15/11/05
Thursday 10th November 2005:Following the recent appointments of Telecom Fijis Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Kapila Chandrasekera and General Manager Human Resources, Mr. Imo Sagoa, Telecom Fiji today announced additional members to the new can do Executive Management Team to lead the new TFL
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HR Professionals meet .....posted 13 Oct 2005
Over 30 HR managers from the telecommunications industry in the Pacific and Asia region met recently at the Mocambo Hotel, Nadi Fiji from September 26-29th 2005 to discuss
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Technical Suprintendent (Switch & Transmission) Vacancy at FSM Telecom .....posted 12 Oct 2005

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Powertec Telecommunications Pty Ltd offers funding & training support with supply of Ericsson Wireless Landline ...posted 20 Sept

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OPT French Polynesia calls for RFP in it's bid to replace and expand public pay phones network & management system

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Telecom Cook Is apponts new General Manager Telecoms...posted 05,Sept 2005

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The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Service Managers met to discuss service issues and raising quality of services in the region ..posted 18/8/05
The service issues meeting was held in Nadi, Fiji on 27-29 July 2005 and attended by 11 Pacific Islands Carriers and 3 major customers in the region
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PNCC advertises for its ISP/INternet Speacilist position ..posted 18/8/05

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Tonga Communications Corporation advertises for General Manager Position

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OPT French Polynesia seeking new handsets
OPT French Polynesia, the telecommunications Services Provider for the French Polynesia group has decided to renew handsets offered to customers
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PITA discusses regional initiatives at the regional preparatory meeting for WTDC06 in Hanoi
PITA presented its disaster communications package and satellite diversity as inputs to the World Telecommunications Development Conference 2006 regional preparatory meeting held in Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
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PITA is hosting the 1st Pacific Islands Network Operators Group meeting & educational workshop
In conjunction with APNIC, ITU, CISCO and NSRC, PITA is hosting a 7-day workshop for ISP-IP Network operators group
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First Milestone for OPT New Caledonia Submarine Cable Project
On Monday April 25th, OPT-NC hosted its first meetings with representatives from Polyconseil, the high-level engineering bureau that will support the study phase of the scheme.
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Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association conducts its 9th Annual General Meeting
The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association or PITA as it is commonly known held its 9 th Annual General Meeting at the Warwick Fiji, Coral Coast from the 25 th to 28 th April 2005.
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Pacific Islands amalgamate resources to safeguard satellite communications links
The recent catastrophic loss of communications affecting 20 Pacific Island countries and territories have led the Pacific Islands telecommunications operators and carriers to search for safeguard measures for their crucial international communication links and key domestic communications links.
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PITA Statement on Catastrophic Loss of Communications to The Pacific
As a result of the catastrophic failure that resulted in complete loss of the Pacific Ocean primary satellite, INTELSAT 802 located at 174 degrees east, all Pacific Islands countries lost all of their international communications and internet services, some have also lost national communications.
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Alcatel and TSKL launch GSM network in Kiribati
Nouméa, 23 december, 2004  Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA and TSKL (Telecom Services Kiribati Limited), the national telecom service provider in Kiribati, launch FrigateNET the first digital cellular network in this group of islands in the Pacific.
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Alcatel and SPT Wallis & Futuna launch digital technology in Futuna
Noumea, 23 December, 2004 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Service des Postes et Télécommunications (SPT) of Wallis and Futuna announce today the launching of the new fixed switching center in the island of Futuna. Alcatel has supplied digital E10 system, replacing the initial analog switching center.
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Solomon Telekom adds international diversity with a new satellite internet service
Honiara, 21 December, 2004 - Solomon Telekom Company Limited today signed a 2 year contract with Pacific Teleports to provide international internet backbone access for the people of the Solomon Islands.
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Alcatel and Tikiphone deploys the first 3G/UMTS pilot network in French Polynesia
Noumea, October 18, 2004 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) today announced that it has been awarded by French Polynesia mobile operator, Tikiphone, a contract to implement 3G/UMTS pilot in French Polynesia. Under this multimillion contract, Alcatel will deploy by the end of 2004 UMTS technology through a turnkey field trial in Papeete for 6 months duration.
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Blue Sky Communications Selects AvaBill Solutions to Provide Next-Generation GSM & IP Services in American Samoa
August 2004 - Informatics International Limited announced recently that Blue Sky Communications of American Samoa has chosen Informatics' line of telecom software - AvaBill, to replace the existing systems at Blue Sky.
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Regional Meetings on Telecommunications Issues
Under its annual workplan, PITA (Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association) organised a number of technical workshops on key issues to coincide with a Regional meeting on ICT for the Pacific and APNIC 18 th Open Policy Meeting held in Nadi on 25-27 August and 31August-3 rd September 2004 respectively.
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Solomon Telekom Hosts Regional Sales & Marketing Training
An advanced Sales & Marketing course is currently underway at the Telekom Training Centre at Ranadi, Honiara, and is conducted by Bluebirde Pty Ltd of Brisbane Australia. The training commences Monday 24 th May and ends Friday 4 th June 2004.
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8th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association, known as PITA, met at the Stamford Plaza Auckland for its 8 th Annual General Meeting [AGM] on 5 th to 7 th April 2004.
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Alcatel conducts first 3G Multimedia call in the Pacific Islands
Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE:ALA) announced today that it has performed the first live 3G multimedia call on its UMTS trial network installed in New Caledonia, Pacific Islands.
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OPT New Caledonia creates a new Website enabling SMS sending : www.mobitag.nc
Many are those in New Caledonia who use the Internet to send SMSs (over 130,000 messages dispatched each month) from OPT New Caledonias own Website: www.opt.nc, their trademark being Mobit@gTM.
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Tahiti moves into Internet Fast Lane with Broadband
Tahiti has moved into the Internet fast lane with the launching of a broadband service that is expected to produce 1,200 subscribers by the end of this year.
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PACIFIC MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS LAUNCHES ITS PRE-PAID GSM SERVICE IN PNG
Pacific Mobile Communications (PMC) the subsidiary mobile company of Telikom PNG responsible for mobile and the internet services launched (Corporate) its GSM service today 30th April 2003.
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