Telecommunications giant Kordia was awarded a Global Telecoms Business Innovation award at a black tie event in London last week.
They won the Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation category for their work delivering broadband to communities in Papua New Guinea.
In a joint venture with Cambium Networks, Kordia developed KorPower, a stand-alone, off-the-grid transmission system, which provides WiMax, WiFi, GSM and other platforms required to enable internet access.
The system was launched in July 2012, and first installed in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea.
Alan Turner general Manager of Kordia Solutions New Zealand says, “The system has brought the internet to the region, enabling many people to join the digital world for the first time and providing the tools for its young student population to maximise their educational potential.”