Bird made the call during Telikom PNG’s launching of its 3G/4G LTE network services in East Sepik.
He said Telikom needed to continue to make affordable its products and services to all market segments.
“We want reliable service, a service with reasonable rates charged, a rate when you charge, is fair. We do not want rates that will change after two months… don’t do this.”
The new services will allow improved calling, SMS and internet services through Telikom’s latest mobile network.
The launch was also attended by Maprik MP John Simon, who was also very eager to have Telikom PNG launch the new mobile service in his electorate.
“I think you will make more money in Maprik then in Wewak. You will not go wrong by going up to Maprik. That is where the heart of Sepik is. That is where the economic hub of East and West Sepik is.
“You’ll have more than 100,000 people in Maprik that will use the network,” Simon remarked.
Meanwhile, Telikom’s chief technical officer, Moses Tedemo, urged locals to take ownership and look after the infrastructure provided.
(East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, during the launching)