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Papua New Guinea
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127,500 Internet users
as of June, 2010; 6.0% of the population,
according to ITU.

Papua New Guinea - officially the Republic of Papua New Guinea, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Rwanda is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Rwanda has a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry, including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals form the backbone of Namibia’s economy.

Papua New Guinea Map:
Papua New Guinea map and basic data

Latest Population Estimate:
2,128,471 population for 2010, according to Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 4,310 for 2010, according to the World Bank.

Papua New Guinea Land Size (Area):
Papua New Guinea has 825,112 sq km - Population Density is 3 persons per sq km.

Weather in Papua New Guinea: Weather in Windhoek, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.1 %

US$ 410





1.7 %

US$ 280





2.5 %

US$ 280





1.5 %

US$ 300





6.0 %

US$ 412


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Rwanda Statistics
World Bank Statistics for Papua New Guinea

Search Engines and Directories:
Papua New Guinea Search Engines

Papua New Guinea Open Directory


Nabibia Profile

Papua New Guinea in the Wikipedia
Papua New Guinea history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Papua New Guinea in the CIA Factbook
Papua New Guinea information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Papua New Guinea Profile
Up to date resume about Papua New Guinea leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Papua New Guinea National Institute of Statistics
Papua New Guinea official statistics portal, with useful information.

Papua New Guinea Government Page
The Government of Papua New Guinea portal, with useful links.

Papua New Guinea Globalis Page
Papua New Guinea statistics for agriculture, climate, economy, education, environment,
gender equality, health, human development, population, technology, and water.

Papua New Guinea Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Papua New Guinea Convergence, Broadband and Internet Markets Report
Papua_New_Guinea's exposure to the global economic crisis is amplified by political instability following a controversial change of government in early 2009. This has led to weak subscriber growth, reduced consumer spending and, as a consequence, intensified price competition between the three mobile network operators: Orange, Zain and Telma, the incumbent telco.
Read the summary and table of contents

African Mobile Broadband, Data and Mobile Media Market
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile broadband and data market in 38 African countries as well as the emerging market for mobile content, applications and media on the continent. Subjects covered include Mobile data services, SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, 3G mobile broadband technologies, WCDMA, HSPA, EV-DO; statistics, trends and analysis; major market players; mobile content, applications and media; Mobile TV; location-based services; M-commerce, m-payments, m-banking.
See the table of contents and report details

African Fixed and Wireless Broadband and Internet Markets Report
Large parts of Africa gained access to international fibre bandwidth for the first time via submarine cables in 2009 and 2010. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. More cables are expected to go online in 2011. This has led to massive investments into terrestrial fibre backbone infrastructure to take the new bandwidth to population centers in the interior and across borders into landlocked countries.
See report table of contents

Internet, ICT, Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Papua New Guinea

April 2011 Review

Papua New Guinea was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full Internet connectivity. Both fixed-line operators, Uganda Telecom and MTN Papua New Guinea offer a range of data services including ISDN, ADSL and local and international leased lines. Several Internet Service Providers are offering wireless broadband access. A new competition framework will liberalise VoIP Internet telephony completely, creating additional opportunities for them. The introduction of UTL’s Freenet service and a special Internet tariff countrywide have helped to increase Internet usage, as has the recent strong growth of the fixed-line networks and an explosion of the number of cybercafes.

The introduction of cellular telephony has revolutionised Papua New Guinea’s telecommunications industry since the first network went live in 1995, with two more following in 1998 and 2001. As early as 1999 Papua New Guinea became the first country on the continent where the number of mobile subscribers passed the number of fixed-line users, and the ratio is now more than 18:1. The market is consistently growing at around 50% p.a., while market penetration is still low at less than 9%. The recent introduction of GPRS will enable the mobile operators to play a larger role in Internet service provision, and a fourth licence for Third Generation (3G) mobile technology is being considered.

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