Av-Comm Signs MOU with Telikom Limited (PNG)
Left to Right: Mr. Amos Tepi, CEO Telikom Ltd PNG, Michael Cratt, CEO, Av-Comm sign MOU. Photo courtesy of Av-Comm.
On the 2nd of November 2023, Av-Comm marked a significant milestone in its 42-year history, with the official opening of its new office in North Sydney. In tandem with Av-Comm’s office opening, Mr. Amos Tepi and Av-Comm’s CEO, Mr. Michael Cratt officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), further solidifying the longstanding partnership between Av-Comm and Telikom Limited. This collaborative agreement sets the stage for a continued and strengthened relationship between the two organisations, bolstering their collective efforts to deliver resilient network capability across PNG.
Michael Cratt said in regard to the MOU, “Our heritage in the Pacific goes back to 1995. Over the years, we’ve found that those areas [in the broader Pacific region] need satellite communications to cover the tyranny of distance in telecommunications. We met Telikom just over a year ago, and since then, we’ve signed over 10 million dollars in contracts…providing resiliency for when their fibre optic networks fail. This is a fantastic milestone in Av-Comms history”.
“I know I speak for the team when I say that the work we do in PNG and other Pacific countries is immensely satisfying for us perhaps more so than any other work we do because we know it makes a real improvement to people lives where it provides access to tele-health or tele-education or laying the foundations for the digital economy in PNG,” Cratt said.
Av-Comm’s expansion and the strengthened partnership with Telikom Limited reflect the companies’ shared vision for excellence in the field of communication technology. Both entities are poised to leverage their combined expertise and resources to drive innovation and address the evolving needs of the Pacific Region.