About Us

The National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is a government agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Papua New Guinea.

NICTA regulates:

  • broadcasting
  • the internet
  • radiocommunications
  • telecommunications

NICTA was established on the 29th of October, 2010, as the sole converged regulator and licensing authority of the ICT industry in PNG. This followed the adoption by the PNG Parliament in November 2009 of the National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (the NICT Act) an subsequent creation of the National Information and Communications Technology Authority or NICTA.

The aim of the Act is to ensure the ICT industry contributes meaningfully to the long-term economic and social development of PNG in line with national goals and directive principles and the basic social obligations of the constitution.

The Act also calls for the ICT industry to be regulated in a manner that promotes consumer welfare through an equal, transparent, technology nuetral, timely and non-discriminatory measures.

NICTA works closely with all stakeholders while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditons, codes and standards.

NICTA also monitors the effects of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the wider community's needs.

NICTA wants to be a leading and respected converged ICT services and licensing authority in the Asia-Pacific Region.

NICTA wants to be recognised as a forward-looking and effecient organistaion that promotes and supports a technology nuetral and dynamic ICT sector.

  • To manage an effective regulatory and licensing environment that support an efficient ICT sector and enables the industry to meet the needs of the wider community for ICT services and products.
  • A professional and committed workforce.

"Making ICT services work in Papua New Guinea's public interest"

  • Managing numbering resource and access to radiofrequency spectrum.
  • Overseeing the performance of ICT licensees and ensuring compliance with the laws and regulations.
  • Promoting consumer welfare and responsible use of ICT services.
  • Ensuring timely resolution of compliance issues.
  • Representing PNG's communications interests internationally.