Over 60 delegates from the Asia Pacific are in the country attending the Asia Pacific Tele-community Preparatory Meeting.
This is a lead up of to the World Telecommunication Development Conference that will be held in Argentina later this year.
This is the second APT ICT meeting hosted in the country and is among other conferences that will be held before the World conference.
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Cyber-security is among issues proposed by PNG to be discussed during the Asia Pacific Tele-community Preparatory Group Meeting.
This was revealed by Minister for Information and Communication Technology Jimmy Miringtoro in Port Moresby. “I know many of the delegates have come to this meeting with proposals and offered in good faith,” he said.
“I believe we are all committed to addressing the needs of our people particularly in the developing countries.
“In this connection Papua New Guinea proposes and offers that the ATP should focus on the following priorities.”
The priorities include cyber-security, rural communications, increasing access to broadband services, enhancing emergency communications for disaster relief, standards and interoperability, regulatory and policy reforms.
Miringtoro told participants that he was confident of the outcomes to be presented at the World Telecommunications Development Conference 2017 by the International Telecommunication Union in Argentina.