Open System Consultants has joined forces with AARNet, Australia’s Academic and Research Network and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to connect Papua New Guinea with the Internet via satellite to the rest of the world. The wireless network connects to the eduroam federationand is designed to provide roaming network access across PNG’s research and education networks. The geographical spread and remoteness of institutions on PNG’s network requires its internet connections to be made by satellite.
“The collaboration and contributions in kind from AARNet, Queensland University of Technology and Open System Consultants will advance research and education opportunities between Papua New Guinea and the rest of the world,” said AARNet CEO, Chris Hancock.
For more information, please see http://www.aarnet.edu.au/News/2010/02/01/AARNet-eduroam-Papua-New-Guinea.aspx