“We are delighted and proud to be the first University in the world to use the O3b network. UNITECH will immediately make the jump to cloud computing, moving to Google education apps, and reducing reliance on servers and the local power grid”

Dr. Albert Schram, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH)

UNITECH Customer Story


Location: Papua New Guinea
Area: 462,840 km2
Capital: Port Moresby
Population: 7,321,262
GDP per Capita: $2,105
Internet Penetration Rate: 6.5%
Internet Users: 475,882
Mobile Subscribers: 48.7%


Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) is the only South Pacific technological university, outside of Australia and New Zealand.

With approximately 3,000 students, primarily drawn from Papua New Guinea and neighboring Pacific countries, it becomes the first university in the world to provide reliable, high speed internet for staff and students using the innovative O3b satellite network.


Product: O3bTrunk
Application: IP Connectivity

Customer Solution Benefit: The O3b network can help promote education and development. UNITECH students will experience digital parity with highly developed nations.

Dr. Albert Schram, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of UNITECH says…

“Our students are extremely excited to get this first-hand experience with such cutting-edge technology, and will be involved in installing, maintaining and running the O3b system. Next month our first year students will be provided with O3b connected laptops. Every one of them will be able to use the internet just like students in Sydney or Hong Kong, and will be equipped to be leaders in the global digital revolution. We couldn’t afford for another generation of our students to be left behind.”