Short Message Service (SMS) Industry Standard – Public Consultation Notice

In October 2014 NICTA published a notice to conduct public consultation on the SMS Industry Standard as required under Sections 226 (5) and 229 of the National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (“the Act”).

Because of the lack of response, NICTA is hereby republishing the notice for stakeholders and interested parties to make and submit written comments on the SMS Industry Standard consultation document.

This public consultation process will be conducted over a period of six (6) weeks commencing from the release of the document on October 30, 2015. Copies of the documents can be obtained from the NICTA Head Office located at Section 43, Lot 19 & 20, Frangipani Street, Hohola, Port Moresby or downloaded from the NICTA website at Additionally, the document can also be requested by emailing:

All written submissions should be emailed to: and must be received no later than Friday 5:00pm, December 11, 2015.

Copies of the submissions received will be published in NICTA’s Public Register consistent with the requirements on NICTA as prescribed under subsection 229(3) of the Act.

Additional information about the procedure on how to make written submissions to NICTA is set out in the ‘Guideline on the Submission of Written Comments to Public Consultations and Public Inquiries’, which is also available in NICTA’s Public Register.

The publication of this notice fulfills the requirements set out in s.229 of the Act.

Signed Notice:  Notice - Public Consultation - SMS Industry Standard

Short Message Service (SMS) Industry Standard

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